Dr Samintharaj Kumar
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Singapore)
CEO, Nuffield Dental Holdings
ZAGA Centre Singapore
Key Opinion Representative for:
Nobel Biocare Implants
3M (Dental Materials) Singapore
Education & Achievements
Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry (BDS) from Singapore in 2001 and Medicine (MBBS) from London in 2006. During his dental undergraduate period, he was the first South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent the final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada.
During medical school, he received several prizes for excellence in academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
He has also extensive training in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with providers in the non-surgical industry and has successfully provided such treatments since 2004.
Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthesia/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Singapore.
Specialities & Services Provided
Dr Kumar is particularly adept at putting nervous patients at ease and has the ability to inspire confidence in them. He is a general dental practitioner, but owing to his hospital training and surgical background, he frequently handles complex cases that have a large surgical focus and aesthetic demand.
Dr Kumar was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses and subsequently directed the Virtualign Aesthetic Training Courses since 2005. Dr Kumar is hence uniquely positioned to be able to thoroughly understand Anti-Aging Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and its large overlap with Dentistry.
He provides the full clinical spectrum of Dental Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He has worked with various Dental Implant systems since 2004 including Nobel Biocare, Dentium, Zeramex, Osstem, Straumann and BioHorizons. He sees patients requiring complex dental rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. He accepts referrals for Dental Implant Placement, Sinus Lift Surgery, Complex Bone Augmentation, Periodontal/ Gum Plastic Surgery, Zygomatic Dental Implants/ Tubero Pterygoid Implants, IMDO Surgery, Distraction Osteogenesis, Jaw Surgery which he also performs under intravenous sedation at Nuffield Dental Clinics.
In 2009, he trained under Dr Paulo Malo in Lisbon following which he has been performing All-on-4 Teeth-in-a-Day Implant surgeries and All-on-4 bridge restorations both in England and in Singapore. Dr Kumar was also trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique by Dr John Chao.
His services include seeing nervous patients, same-day implants, dental implants, denture stabilisation, zygomatic implants, tubero-pterygoid implants, platelet-rich plasma, Teeth in a Day, Sinus lift Surgery, Bone grafts, Bone Ring Technique, IMDO, Distraction Osteogenesis, Digital Smile Design, CEREC - CAD/ CAM Dentistry, CHAO Pinhole SurgeryTM, Lip Repositioning Surgery, Anti-wrinkle treatment. Sculptra and Chemical peels for rejuvenation of the face, TMJ pain, MyoBrace, Tongue Tie, Lip Tie, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Dentistry and anti-snoring treatment, Invisalign and Damon Braces.
In addition, he sees patients for wisdom teeth and difficult extractions. Due to his experience and previous training, Dr Kumar is particularly able to understand dental patients with complex medical conditions and able to advise specifically on their management within the dental environment.
Dr Kumar uses a Leica Microscope to increase the accuracy of the procedures he performs. In addition, he routinely uses a 3Shape 3D Dental Digital Scanner and iTero scanner for exact dental impressions which are crucial for Digital Smile Design & Treatment Planning.
Fellow & Lecturer
Dr Kumar was awarded a Fellowship to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, UK, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry amongst others. He now lectures nationally and regionally for topics in Implant Dentistry.
Place of Consultation
He is available for consultation at Nuffield Dental Jewel (Orchard) and Nuffield Dental Raffles Place. Treatment for nervous patients can be carried out under Intravenous Sedation at these clinics or under General Anaesthesia.
Additional Areas of Interests
Dr Kumar has a keen interest in Tooth Straightening with Invisalign, Damon Braces and Pitts21 Braces. He has a special interest in MyoBrace and how teeth crowding can be corrected using myofunctional techniques in young children.
Being an ex-MALO Dental Director (till end 2022) and also a Zaga Centre Director for Singapore gives him great credibility in complex dental implant reconstruction and especially Zygomatic (Cheek) Dental Implants for full mouth reconstruction. Dr Samintharaj Kumar has done the largest case series of Zygomatic Implants in Singapore and currently performs the highest number of Nobel Biocare All-on-4 Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Singapore (verified).
In 2023, he was awarded the Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
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