8 Cheap Dentists / Dental Clinics Singapore Near You (Price List 2021)

8 Wallet-Friendly Dental Clinics In Singapore — 2021 Guide

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Going to the dentist can be a terrifying affair for more than one reason, but we don’t have a choice. Here’s where you can go for regular dental check-up and maintenance. 

You can suddenly find yourself staring at a S$2,000 payment because time and tooth decay finally caught up with you, and you need a root canal treatment to avoid looking like Jaws from James Bond every time you smile (true story).

Ironically, people who find themselves in such a situation end up there because they skipped going to the dentist early and not often enough (also true). But with the high costs of living, dental check-ups can be one of those chores Singaporeans are only too glad to skip, until it becomes too late.

We don’t want you to go through the same painful scenario, so we rounded up eight cheap options for dental check-ups in Singapore as well as the types of dental treatments that you can get there. 

Last updated on 27 August 2021. Prices and availability are subject to change. 

Types of dental treatments available in Singapore

Scaling and polishing

The most standard and basic treatment, this is probably a quarterly affair for dental maintenance. This involves plague removal, and as the name implies, polishing of your teeth to give it that shine for a glowing smile.

Teeth whitening

Somewhat similar to polishing, but at a higher degree, teeth whitening is especially useful for folks who consume a copious amount of coffee, wine and other foods that causes the teeth to lose its shine.

The procedure relies on whitening agents such as carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide, both of which permeate your tooth enamel to whiten your teeth.

Extractions and fillings

While dentists are trained to minimise the pain associated with extractions and fillings, this is still the number one reason why most people develop a fear of dentists.

But in the hands of a skilled dentist, the procedure will end before you even know it. The real pain, in the figurative sense, comes from the amount you have to pay for either an extraction or filling. But this does not compare to the next most common dental treatment.

Wisdom tooth surgery

The notorious wisdom tooth extraction typically entails a significant amount of subsequent medical leave. While some wisdom tooth extractions are  done painlessly via an extraction, there are cases where the tooth grows in an odd position.

When that happens, dentists might opt for wisdom tooth surgery, which comes with the full works. This includes applyinganesthesia to block the pain as the dentist’s skilled hands go to work on cutting the wisdom tooth into tiny pieces for extraction.

Now that you are familiar with the common dental procedures, it’s time to find the right dentists who can perform them. Here are eight cost-friendly options for dental check-ups in Singapore. 

8 most affordable dental clinics in Singapore

Dental clinicLocationCost (consultation, scaling, polishing)
Polyclinics (SingHealth, NUP and NHG)IslandwideConsultation: From S$16.50
NUS Faculty of DentistryNational University Centre for Oral Health, 9 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119085 Contact 6772 4909 /6772 6846 or e-mail denma@nus.edu.sg for more details
Q&M Dental GroupIslandwideConsultation: From S$21.40
Scaling and Polishing: From S$74.90
NTUC Health Denticare (previously Unity Denticare)IslandwideConsultation: From S$25
Scaling and Polishing: S$50
Azure Dental781 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269759Consultation: S$32
Scaling and Polishing: From S$96
Newport DentalKallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Pl, #01-08, Singapore 397628Consultation: From S$40
Scaling and Polishing: From S$90
PKWY Dental Specialist Practice (Parkway Dental Practice)Pacific Plaza, #12-02, 9 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228210Scaling and Polishing: From S$80
Advance Dental GroupIslandwideConsultation: From S$20
Scaling and Polishing: From S$70

SingHealth, NHG, NUP polyclinics (From S$16.50)

One of the most affordable options for dental work is none other than your friendly neighbourhood polyclinic, which offers subsidised dental treatment and care. 

Consultation fees

SingHealth

Singaporean adults: S$16 to S$28.60 
Children and elderly: S$8.25 to S$14.90

NUP

Singaporean adults: S$16.50 to S$27.80
Children and elderly: S$10.60 to S$16.80

NHG

Singaporean adults: S$16.50 to S$27.80
Children and elderly: S$10.60 to S$16.80

Do note that NHG Dental Clinics charge a refundable Dental Appointment Deposit (DAD) of S$8 when you book your appointment. This is done to discourage no-shows. DAD will be forfeited should you fail to reschedule your dental appointment within 24 months from your last visit. 

With a wide network of clinics spread all over the island, there’s a high chance you can find an outlet near you. As not all SingHealth, NHG and NUP polyclinics offer dental services, do check online for an outlet near you. Be aware that polyclinics are also usually very crowded, and may have long waiting times. 

Locations of SingHealth, NHG, NUP polyclinics 

SingHealth Polyclinics

Branch: Tampines
1 Tampines Street 41, Singapore 529203

Branch: Bedok
11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662

Branch: Punggol
681 Punggol Drive, Singapore 820681

NHG Polyclinics

Branch: Ang Mo Kio
21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, Singapore 529666

Branch: Geylang
21 Geylang East Central, Singapore 389707

Branch: Toa Payoh
2003 Toa Payoh Lor 8, Singapore 319260

Branch: Woodlands
10 Woodlands Street 31, Singapore 738579

Branch: Hougang
89 Hougang Avenue 4, Singapore 538829

National University Polyclinics

Branch: Jurong East
190 Jurong East Avenue 1, Singapore 609788

Branch: Queenstown
580 Stirling Road, Singapore 149858

Contact: 6643 6969 (SingHealth) / 6355 3000 (NHG) / 6663 6847 (NUP)

NUS Faculty of Dentistry 

Here’s another option for affordable dental care. The NUS Faculty of Dentistry offers a full suite of dental care services to members of the public at lower-than-market prices.

The catch? The people poking around in your mouth are dentistry students in the third and final year of their training instead of full-fledged dentists. But worry not, as these undergraduates and postgraduates are fully supervised by qualified orthodontists and their peers. 

Think of it this way: not only will you be receiving proper dental care at budget-friendly rates, you’ll also be helping to train the next generation of dentists. 

The treatment includes:

  • Fillings
  • Scaling and gum treatment
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Minor oral surgery (e.g. wisdom teeth extractions)
  • Oral health education and other preventive services

If you are interested to find out more about being a patient at the S.M.I.L.E Clinics @ FOD, you can contact 6772 4909/6772 6846 or e-mail denma@nus.edu.sg.

Address: National University Centre for Oral Health, 9 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119085 
Contact: 6772 4909/6772 6846

Q&M Dental Group (From S$21.40)

Perhaps one of the most prolific private dental groups in Singapore (you’ve definitely seen their green-on-white logo at least once or twice in Singapore), Q&M Dental Group is also among the most budget-friendly. 

They aren’t the cheapest for every kind of treatment, but with a grand total of 65 clinics throughout Singapore (many conveniently nestled in HDB heartlands), the convenience of visiting an outlet tends to make up for it.

Consultation fees

  • S$21.40 for general consultation
  • S$37.45 for consultation with a specialist

Locations

Branch: Bedok
311 New Upper Changi Road #02-01, Bedok Mall, Singapore 467360

Branch: Bukit Timah
3A Cheong Chin Nam Rd (Opposite Beauty World), Singapore 599728

Branch: Clementi
321 Clementi Ave 3 #02-02, 321 Clementi, Singapore 129905

Check out the full list of locations here.

NTUC Health Denticare (From S$25)

A group of 18 dental clinics with over 50 chairs, NTUC Health Denticare is part of NTUC Health, Singapore’s largest healthcare cooperative. Which means NTUC Health Denticare is another great option for budget-friendly dental care. 

They offer among the lowest prices for almost across the board – from scaling and polishing, extraction and filling to take-home teeth whitening. But do remember that dental care is highly personalised, and charges vary depending on the actual condition of your teeth. You may have to pay higher fees, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with your visits. 

Consultation fees

  • S$25 for general consultation
  • S$40 for consultation with a specialist

Locations

Branch: Yishun
18 Yishun Ave 9, #02-11 Junction 9, Singapore 768897

Branch: Tampines
300 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-05 Tampines Junction, Singapore 529653

Branch: Orchard
220 Orchard Road, #02-12 Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852

Check out the full list of locations here.

Azure Dental (From S$32)

Don’t underestimate the importance of providing young children with a good dental experience. Most adults would vouch for those days back in school when they felt traumatised by the school nurse who used to be in charge of dental programmes. Seeing your classmate disappear for an hour, only to come back crying with a bloody mouth tends to give you nightmares about going to the dentist.

If your child is finicky about going to the dentist, you might want to give Azure Dental a try. This Bukit Timah dental clinic prides itself on providing family-friendly dental care, with a focus on catering to the needs of children. They even go the distance of providing booster seats for your little ones, ensuring they are as comfortable as possible.

Price-wise, Azure Dental isn’t exactly the cheapest. But if their gentle ways may successfully instil healthy oral hygiene habits in kids, think of the money you’ll save down the road.

Address: 781 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269759
Contact: 6463 6318 or 8655 1552 (WhatsApp only)

Newport Dental (From S$40)

This affordable dental clinic not only promises quality care, they also invest in Digital Dentistry to make your next visit to the dentist less dreary, with computer software and a clinic decked out with television screens and music for your comfort. 

Consultation fees

  • S$40 to S$100 for general consultation

Address: 1 Stadium Pl, #01-08, Singapore 397628
Contact: 9863 6462

PKWY Dental Specialist Practice (Parkway Dental Practice) (From S$80)

The mecca of aesthetics clinics and specialist consultants, Orchard Road seems to be an unlikely option for affordable dental care. But if you happen to be working or living there, and don’t want to commute for more affordable dental care, then Parkway Dental Practice is one dental clinic you’d want to visit.

With scaling and polishing going for between S$80 to S$160, dental care doesn’t get any cheaper than this. Even its take-home tooth-whitening kit is comparable to the prices charged at neighbourhood clinics. And, if you’re a first-timer, don’t forget to ask for the dental screening package, which consists of scaling, polishing and dental x-ray, all for just S$88 nett.

Address: 9 Scotts Road #12-02, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Contact: 6836 9808

Advance Dental Group (From S$20)

Another dental clinic with islandwide locations, Advance Dental Group has 13 CHAS and Medisave Accredited dental clinics. With prices starting on the lower end of the spectrum, Advance Dental Group is great for those looking to keep up your mouth hygiene without breaking the bank. 

Consultation fees

  • S$20 for general consultation

Locations

Branch: Boon Keng
Blk 25 Bendemeer Road #01-567, Singapore 330025  

Branch: Bukit Panjang
258 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-60, Bukit Panjang New Town, Singapore 670258

Branch: Tampines East
Blk 482 Tampines St 43 #01-238, Singapore 520482

Check out the full list of locations here.

How to save more on your dental treatment in Singapore

You would’ve heard of Singaporeans hopping over to Malaysia to get dental procedures done. Some people may find it ridiculous, but hey, that’s a tonne of money saved. 

No thanks to COVID-19, we have no choice but to go to our local dentists for now. But don’t fret, here are some ways you can save on your dental appointment: 

Make use of your CHAS, Pioneer or Merdeka Generation cards

Keep your dental costs low by making use of your CHAS, Pioneer or Merdeka Generation cards to get discounted treatments at various GPs and participating dental clinics. Simply look out for the logos of these subsidy cards at your clinic. 

Check your employment benefits

Some companies, including Singsaver, offer their employees medical and dental benefits such as scaling and polishing under their group insurance policy. So do remember to check the details of your corporate health insurance plan before forking out the money yourself. 

Pay with the right credit card

Many credit cards in Singapore exclude medical expenses from their list of exclusions. However, there are still some credit cards that can earn your points or cashback on your dental treatment such as the Amex True Cashback Card

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By Alevin Chan
An ex-Financial Planner with a curiosity about what makes people tick, Alevin’s mission is to help readers understand the psychology of money. He’s also on an ongoing quest to optimise happiness and enjoyment in his life.