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Our Implant Surgeons

The Dental Implant Centre’s team of dental surgeons and nurses are one of the most experienced and talented groups of dental professionals working in Singapore.

Dr. Samintharaj Kumar

Speciality Dental Surgeon

Degrees BDS (Singapore)

Dr Kumar has been placing dental implants since 2004. 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 Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry from Singapore in 2001. During this undergraduate period, he was the 1st South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent his final year elective of his Medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. During medical school he won a number of prizes for 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.

Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthetics/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery including Plastic Surgery in Singapore. He has also extensive specialist exposure to the field of Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation. His training has been acquired through courses with specialists in the non-surgical industry and has successfully performed such treatments since 2004.

Dr Kumar 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, Osstem, Straumann and BioHorizons. He sees patients requiring complex dental rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. He accepts referrals for implant placement, sinus lift surgery, complex bone augmentation and zygomatic dental implants which he also performs under intravenous sedation at Nuffield Dental Clinics.

Dr Kumar previously lectured on the International Qualifying Examination Course at the Eastman and has taught on the Dentist on the Ward courses in Lincoln and Birmingham. He has published papers in internationally peer reviewed journals. Additionally he was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses for Botox and Fillers. He was an internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) and previously a mentor for the Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD). Postgraduate Examinations that he passed through examination include the MFDS RCS, Royal College of Surgeons in England, MFD RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England and the MBA, Sir John Cass Business School, London

His specialist interests include seeing nervous patients, Same Day Dental Implants, Dental Implants, Denture Stabilisation, Zygomatic implants, Teeth in a Day, Gum Plastic Surgery, Pinhole Periodontal Surgery, Laser Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers for Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, Skin Boosters, Sculptra and Chemical peels for rejuvenation of the face, Anti-Snoring and Sleep Dentistry treatment. In addition he sees patients privately 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 is available for consultation at all Nuffield Dental Clinics.


2000 David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award, International Association for Dental Research

2002 Certificate of Merit (1st year Preclinical) Top 10% of cohort
2002 The Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance (1st place out of 332 students)
2002 Friends of the Wellcome Trust award
2003 Certificate of Merit in Medical Sciences)
2004 Surgery/ Anaesthetics (Distinction)
2004 General Medicine (Distinction)
2004 Care of the Older Person/ Orthopaedics & Rheumatology(Distinction)
2004 General Medicine/ Oncology (Distinction)
2006 Faculty Tutor Commendation: Surgical Special Study Module in Day Surgery

2004 The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Student Bursary
2005 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons Medical Student Elective Bursary
2005 The Royal College of Physicians, Oscar Reginald Lewis Wilson Bequest & the Edmund Atkinson Memorial Fund
2005 Wellcome Trust Medical Student Elective Award
2005 Amulree Prize
2005 British Medical and Dental Students’ Trust Award
2005 Vandervell Foundation Award
2007 The Royal College of Physicians, Oscar Reginald Lewis Wilson Scholarship Prize,
2009 Singapore National Research Foundation/ National Medical Research Council Overseas Scholarship
2009 British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Endowments Grant
2009-2013 University College London Studentship, Institute of Child Health PhD
2011 Sir John Cass Business School Entrepreneurship Scholarship
2013 Deans Travel Fund, Institute of Child Health, University College London

Membership of Professional Societies
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
Associate Member, Asia Pacific Craniofacial Association
Member, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Royal Society of Medicine
Singapore Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
British Dental Association
British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
Association of Dental Implantology, UK
European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Academy of Osseointegration


Dr Amit Patel

BDS (London, UK)

Dr Amit Patel graduated from The University of London at King’s College London, UK in 2008 and attained the ‘Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons’ qualification in England shortly thereafter. He is currently completing his Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London.

He is an approachable and diligent dental surgeon who aims to provide the best possible care for his patients. His patients’ needs are truly at the heart of all clinical decisions that he makes. By taking the additional step for those anxious patients that have not visited a dentist and is able to make them feel extremely comfortable.

Dr Patel has an avid interest in dental implants and full mouth rehabilitation. Through his practical knowledge in Orthodontics, he is able to manage complex dental implant cases for his patients. In addition he is a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and is committed to continuing professional development and attends many courses in Implant Dentistry. As part of MALO CLINIC Singapore, he is committed towards excellence in Dental Implants and has worked on many cases of the MALO CLINIC All on 4/ Teeth in a Day Protocol.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Patel competes in Iron Mans and climbs mountains and volcanos. His fitness activities are numerous.


Dr Surinder Arora


Dr. Surinder Arora graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK. She has since passed the MFDS examination with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. She has worked in multiple UK hospitals under oral surgery and restorative dentistry faculties as well as in general practice across the UK and Singapore. Her caring and warm demeanour make her popular with patients.

Surinder is Vice President of the Singapore Dental Association’s Oral Health Awareness Committee and is a firm believer in preventative dentistry. She volunteers her time on the Singapore Dental Ethics committee as well as to projects both overseas and in Singapore. With keen interests in oral surgery, dental implants and general dentistry she always puts patients at the centre of her care.  She is an approachable and friendly individual making patients feel comfortable in the dental setting.  In addition, Surinder is a certified Health Coach and takes an integrative approach to dentistry.  On request, she is available for dental and diet consultations.

Out of the surgery, Surinder enjoys writing for various publishers, reading, boxing, healthy eating, traveling, and yoga.