My First Dentist is a paediatric specialist clinic designed with young kids and their families in mind. Made up of individuals who love working with kids, we strive to create a fun and safe environment for your children to enjoy quality care!
B.D.S. (Singapore), F.A.M (Singapore), MSc Paediatric Dentistry (Toronto), FRCD (Canada), Diplomate, American Board of Paediatric Dentistry
Dr Chng is a Board Certified Paediatric Dentist. Valedictorian of her graduating class at the National University of Singapore, she was twice placed on the Dean’s List and picked up numerous University Medals. Quick to identify her love for working with children, she pursued a diploma in Child Psychology after graduation which cemented her life-long decision to serve the paediatric population.
Receiving a scholarship from the Ministry of Health, she furthered her training at the University of Toronto, Canada where she received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award and was awarded the Dr Keith Titley Paediatric Dental Graduate Training Scholarship. She is currently the only paediatric dentist in Singapore to be dually Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Dr Chng loves to see children smile and constantly strives to create a safe and relaxed environment for kids to enjoy their visits. She particularly enjoys guiding anxious children towards developing an excitement for their dental visits. Besides fighting cavities, she has a special interest in paediatric sleep medicine (eg. tooth grinding, snoring) and early management of crooked teeth without braces.
With a love for learning, she has completed a certificate in nutrition and has now set her sights on completing a second Masters in Sleep Medicine — all this while fretting over Mandarin for her two lovable children and hoping PSLE will be scrapped by the time they are of age.
Dr Pauline Lee Shih Jia
MSc (Craniofacial Science) (UBC),
Dip (Paediatric Dentistry) (UBC)
Dr Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014, and in a stroke of serendipity, got to work as a dental officer in Paediatric Dentistry at the National Dental Centre Singapore. During her time working with the team there (including Dr Chng!), she was inspired to venture out and pursue her specialty training at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. There, she honed her aptitude for working with children and was selected as chief resident in her final year, graduating with a Combined Master of Science in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry in 2020.
Dr Lee believes that children are capable of so much, and finds joy in helping her patients (and their parents!) navigate a potentially stressful dental environment. She prides herself in being open, non-judgemental, and empathetic, so there is always a safe place to share any worries or anxieties.
Her UBC training was well-rounded and she is experienced with hospital dentistry, children with special needs and interceptive orthodontics; Dr lee also has special interest in non-pharmacological methods of behavioural management.
In her free time, Dr Lee loves exploring, trying exotic foods, and skiing -- anything to satisfy her inner child and sense of adventure!