Expat Dental offers world-class holistic dental care and an unparalleled experience for patients of all ages and needs. Many of the staff are expats and so they understand exactly where the patient is coming from and what they expect in dental care. Expat Dental’s range of services is broad, ranging from paediatric care to facial aesthetics, oral surgery to sports and general dentistry, using the latest technology and practices to give patients their dream smile. We chatted to Director, Dr Shaun Thompson, about all things dental.
Shaun, how long have you been in business?
I have been in practice for 10 years – in Singapore since 2009. Here at Expat Dental we see working in Singapore as a unique opportunity for travel and a great professional experience, and we honestly also love our patients! They are fantastic.
What do you most like about your work?
I enjoy meeting people from diverse cultures but the most satisfying thing about my work is seeing my patients walk out of the surgery with a smile on their face.
Which different nationalities are your clients?
When we opened for business initially, it was the expatriate Americans, Australians and British who put their trust in us but now we have patients from all over the world, including a growing group of local patients, which is great.
What do you think they love best about living in Singapore?
The best thing about Singapore is undoubtedly the mix of vibrant cultures living together, the people, travel and of course the food. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family.
What do you like to do in your time off?
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and enjoying sports.
What is your proudest memory from work?
As cliched as it might sound, I am happiest when I am enabling my patients to smile their biggest brightest smile with confidence.
Which product or service is your best seller?
Hard to pin this down to one thing. We provide such a range of services to all age groups and their needs at all stages in life.
What Singlish words should expats learn?
I think ‘lah’ is best! When you tack it onto the end of a sentence it shows a kind of solidarity with the listener. You can’t go wrong with ‘lah’… lah.
Novena Medical Center #08-15/16, 10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506
General Dentistry, Dental Surgery, Hygiene: 6397 6718
Orthodontics, Facial Aesthetics: 6250 0048
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