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The National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS), officially opened on 5 July 2019, becomes the second national facility in Singapore to offer specialized dental health services.
Professor Patrick Finbarr Allen, Director, NUCOHS, mentioned that because of Singapore's growing and ageing population, the capacity of one centre to cope with the needs has been outstripped, hence the need for another national centre.
NUCOHS will be able to see nearly 500 patients a day, which is a 40 percent increase from its patient load four years ago. Professor John Eu-Li Wong, Chief Executive, NUHS, said that NUCOHS can also accommodate the relocated NUS Faculty of Dentistry and increase annual undergraduate student intake from 60 to 80 by 2021.
The centre provides dental services in areas such as orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery, which addresses diseases and injuries to the face, mouth and jaw. All the treatment rooms are wheelchair accessible and there are also four treatment rooms which are larger than usual to handle patients with special needs such as claustrophobia or behavioural issues.
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