Dr Kelvin Chua
Clinical Director at Gentle Smile
Gentle Smile Dental Studio is spearheaded by Dr Kelvin Chua, who has been practising as a dentist for 7 years at a prominent aesthetics dental clinic along Orchard Scotts Road since 2015. Dr Chua’s philosophy goes beyond the general scope of a dentist as he believes that every patient is unique and deserves an empathetic understanding of their concerns. He listens to his patients thoroughly and helps them get a comprehensive insight into their condition before diagnosing them with the most suitable solution.
Based on his years of treating patients with dental phobia, he hopes to rewrite the fear-ridden reputation of dental visits with positivity and gentleness. Dr Chua’s principles stem from his diverse educational and professional journey which began in 2011 when he graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery.
With a drive to hone his skills in general dentistry since early days, he started practising in the areas of bonded direct restoration, same-day crown, dental implant, and laser dentistry, while he continued to educate himself by taking up several local and international courses.
He continues to develop additional skills and new professional competencies by attending dental courses on smile makeovers with ceramic veneers, clear aligner therapy with Invisalign, and dental implants, which earned him the credential of being an Invisalign Platinum provider since 2016 and a SMART dentist on IAOMT.
In 2017, Dr Chua began lecturing regionally in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and South Korea using a multidisciplinary approach on several topics that were advances in dentistry. Some include the management of aesthetic dentistry, laser dentistry, and digital dentistry, while also covering direct-bonded composite and indirect ceramic restoration.
Identifying himself as a clinician first and speaker second, he discovered that lecturing helped bolster his clinical skills, especially in his areas of interest, namely aesthetics, general, and laser dentistry. Dr Chua obtained a Certificate of Competency for botulinum toxin, an associate fellowship from the World Clinical Laser Institute, and Standard Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. This eventually led to his induction into the International College of Dentists as a fellow in 2017.
Dr Chua had also previously served on the council of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore (CGDP) and the Singapore Dental Association (SDA).
Outside of work, Dr Chua looks forward to spending time with his friends and family, which includes four bubbly kids, while he also revels in swimming, running, and cycling.
With a deep-rooted faith in giving back to the community, he has previously served at the NUSS Community Care Committee and Thomson YEC, while taking time out to assist at the Rotary Club of Singapore.