Dental Asia Mar/Apr 2018

22 Under the Spotlight DENTAL ASIA MARCH / APRIL 2018 The saying ‘let your work speaks for itself’ can be used to describe expert Dr. Ronnie Yap or who is more commonly known to the public as “Dentist to the Stars” with his countless celebrity clients. Dr. Yap is the principal dentist at Orchard Scotts Dental Clinic and focusses on aesthetic dentistry utilisingmainly orthodontic clear aligner treatment and restorative dentistry – bonding, veneers and implants. At the beginning In his early days, Dr. Yap practiced general dentistry and performed mostly basic dental work. An opportunity with an implant dealership proved to be a valuable learning experience where it allowed him to travel to Europe on numerous occasions. He was an associate for six years before he bought into an ex- colleague’s practice, Dr. Jerry Lim and together they have steadily built it to what it is today. The current main practice located at Orchard Road is manned by 4 dentists and 3 hygienists and well-trained team. “I am practicing general dentistry but I choose to focus on the aesthetic aspect of dentistry. Most of my works are composed of smile makeovers and clear aligner orthodontic treatment,” shared Dr. Yap. He also has an interest in the area of Occlusion and TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) Disorders and how it relates to the head and neck muscles. An impact of a smile Dr. Yap’s interest in aesthetic dentistry was motivated by seeing how the positive e ơ ect of a healthy and beautiful smile can impact a patient’s life. In his practice, they are passionate about minimally invasive dentistry – a philosophy to give patients the best smile possible within the context of conserving as much tooth structure as possible.