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 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 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.
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.
He has also trained in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with specialists in the non-surgical industry and has successfully providing such treatments since 2004. Additionally he 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 in terms of having a very deep understanding of Anti-Aging Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and its large overlap with Dentistry.
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, 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 MALO CLINIC Lisbon following which he has been performing All on 4 / Teeth in a Day/ Pro Arch Implant surgeries and Pro Arch/ 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. 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. Dr Kumar has a keen interest in Tooth Straightening with Invisalign, Damon Braces and Pitts21 Braces. He has a great interest in MyoBrace and how teeth crowding can be corrected using myofunctional techniques in young children.
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. 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 formal 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. In 2019 he was conferred as a Fellow to the International College of Dentists. In 2020, he was elected as Council Member to the Singapore Dental Association. In 2022, he was awarded the Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine by the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
Treatments that he provides 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 Medicine & Dentistry and Anti-Snoring treatment, Invisalign, TMJ pain and treatment. 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 precision dental impressions which are crucial for Digital Smile Design & Treatment Planning.
He is particularly able to put nervous patients at ease and has a reputation for restoring confidence in them. He is a general dental practitioner. but owing to his hospital training and surgical background he frequently handles complex cases which have a large surgical focus and aesthetic demand. Being a MALO Dental Director and also a ZAGA Centre Director for Singapore gives him great credibility in complex dental implant reconstruction and especially Zygomatic (Cheek), Trans-Nasal/ Nasalus and Trans-Sinus 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/ Noris Medical All on 4 Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Singapore (verified). He is a member of the ZygoPro Global community (Noris Medical)
Dr Kumar is available for consultation at Nuffield Dental Clinics, Nuffield Dental Jewel, The Dental Implant Centre & Smile Makers Dental Clinic. Treatment for nervous patients can be carried out under Intravenous Sedation at these clinics or under General Anaesthesia at Novena Medical Centre or Aptus Day Surgery at Paragon Singapore.
As a dentist/ dental surgeon in Orchard Road and as a dentist/ dental surgeon in Raffles Place, Dr Kumar principally consults at Nuffield Dental Jewel, Wheelock Place and The Dental Implant Centre, One Raffles Place, Singapore.
Dr Kumar is a Key Opinion Leader and Speaker in Singapore for:
Dentium (Dental Implants)
Nobel Biocare (Dental Implants)
Zeramex Ceramic Dental Implants
Noris Medical (Dental Implants)
3M Technologies (Dental Materials)
Osteopore (Dental Materials)
Orasyl Orange (Povidone Iodine Mouthwash and Mouthspray)
Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry
Digital Smile Design
Dental Sleep Medicine
TekScan Occlusal Rehabilitation/ Occlusal Adjustment/ Occlusal Balancing/ Disclusion Joint Therapy
I see patients in the capacity of a General Dental Surgeon in Singapore and am registered with the Singapore Dental Council (D21533C) and the General Dental Council, United Kingdom (83037)
I am registered with the General Medical Council as a Medical Doctor (GMC Registration 6149219) in the United Kingdom.
I do not practice Medicine in Singapore at the moment.
Nuffield Dental ® (Trademark owner, Singapore)
Orasyl (Trademark pending)
Surgisyl. (Trademark Pending) HSA License Number: ES0501141
Nuffield First Capital
Nuffield Medical Holdings
Nuffield Medical Siglap
Nuffield Medical Orchard
Smile Makers Dental Clinic
The Dental Implant Centre
Nuffield Dental Kovan
Nuffield Dental Simpang Bedok
Nuffield Dental Siglap
Nuffield Dental Serangoon Gardens
Nuffield Dental Seletar
Nuffield Dental HarbourFront
Nuffield Dental Central
Nuffield Dental Jewel
Nuffield Dental Raffles Place
Nuffield Dental Westgate
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