DR DEREK TAN

Dr. Derek Tan graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore in 1999. After a year with the Community Dental Service, Ministry of Health, he joined the National University Hospital, where he was a Dental Officer for three years, treating out-patients as well medically compromised in-patients. In 2003, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr. Tan did his Prosthodontic Residency at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA, where he was trained in providing complex multidisciplinary dental rehabilitation treatment involving dental aesthetics, cosmetics and dental implants. After graduating, he accepted a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at the Ostrow School of Dentistry, where he was responsible for helping to develop components of the dental implant program curriculum, as well as teaching prosthodontics and implant dentistry to pre- and post-doctoral students.

During his residency, Dr. Tan was twice awarded the Alex Koper Endowed Scholarship for Prosthodontic Education as well as the Max Sosin Endowed Scholarship. He also won a research grant from Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Tan is an American Board-Certified Prosthodontist. In 2009, he was elected as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. In order to claim this distinction, Dr. Tan had to undergo and pass a rigorous four-part examination administered by the American Board of Prosthodontists. This series of examinations is designed to test the knowledge, clinical skill and competence of candidates as prosthodontic specialists. Dr. Tan is also a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and is registered with the Singapore Dental Council as a Specialist in Prosthodontics. His primary research interests lie in Dental Implant Biomechanics.

DR DEREK TAN
  • CERTIFCATE IN PROSTHODONTICS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • SPECIALIST IN PROSTHODONTICS SINGAPORE DENTAL COUNCIL
  • DIPLOMATE AMERCAN BOARD OF PROSTHODONTICS
  • FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PROSTHODONTISTS
  • MEMBER SINGAPORE DENTAL ASSOCIATION
  • MEMBER PROSTHODONTIC SOCIEY OF SINGAPORE
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