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11 Reasonable & Low-Priced Dental Clinics In Singapore – Price List Comparison

Alevin Chan

Alevin Chan

Last updated 22 January, 2024

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 affordable regular dental check-up and maintenance in Singapore.

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 dental clinic options for check-ups in Singapore as well as the types of dental treatments that you can get there. 

Furthermore, as a bonus, we've added a list of Singapore credit cards to use for your dental treatment payments to get the most bang for your buck!

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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 cause teeth to lose their 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 applying anesthesia 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. 

11 most affordable dental clinics in Singapore 2024

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Dental clinic Location Cost (consultation, scaling, polishing)
Polyclinics (SingHealth, NUP and NHG) Islandwide SingHealth (Consultation): From S$9.60

NUP (Consultation): From S$11.70
NUS Faculty of Dentistry National University Centre for Oral Health, 9 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119085  Contact for more details
Q&M Dental Group Islandwide Consultation: From S$21.80
Consultation with specialist: From S$54.50

Scaling and Polishing: From S$87.20
NTUC Health Denticare Islandwide Consultation: S$25 to S$35
Consultation with specialist: S$40 to S$90

Scaling and Polishing: S$60 to S$140
Azure Dental 781 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269759 Consultation: S$32
Scaling and Polishing: From S$100
Newport Dental Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Pl, #01-08, Singapore 397628 Consultation: From S$40
Scaling and Polishing: From S$65
PKWY Dental Specialist Practice (Parkway Dental Practice) Pacific Plaza, #12-02, 9 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228210 Scaling and Polishing: S$80 to S$180
Advanced Dental Group Islandwide Short (<10 min)
Consultation: S$20 to S$40
Consultation with specialist: S$50 to S$80

Long (>10 min)
Consultation: S$50 to S$70
Consultation with specialist: S$90 to S$180

Scaling and Polishing: S$70 to S$100

All prices are before GST charge
Greenlife Dental 8 clinics islandwide Call your preferred branch or contact for more details
B9 Dental 9 clinics islandwide Scaling and polishing: S$60 to S$80
TP Dental 391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, 238874 Call 6737 9011 or book an appointment for more details

SingHealth, NHG, NUP polyclinics (From S$9.60)

For people looking for simple and cheap teeth cleaning such as scaling and polishing, one of the most affordable options for dental work is none other than your friendly neighbourhood polyclinic, which offers subsidised dental treatment and care. 

How to book a dental appointment at SingHealth, NHG, and NUP polyclinics

You can book a dentist appointment at SingHealth and National Healthcare Group (NHG) polyclinics online so you don’t have to queue up physically.

For National University Polyclinics (NUP), you can book an appointment via:

Consultation fees for SingHealth, NHG, NUP polyclinics

Consultation (by appointment)
Singaporean adults: S$18.60 to S$33.30
Permanent residents: S$29.20 to S$51.80
Foreigners: S$45.55 to S$79.90
Children and elderly: S$9.60 to S$17.30
NUP (National University Polyclinics)
Consultation (by appointment)
Singaporean adults: S$18.20 to S$30.60
Permanent residents: S$27 to S$44.50
Foreigners: S$36.84 to S$69.54
Children and elderly: S$11.70 to S$18.50

Emergency walk-ins
Singaporean adults: S$32.10
Permanent residents: S$48.20
Foreigners: S$70.09
Children and elderly: S$29 
NHG (National Health Group Polyclinics)
Singaporean adults: S$17.50 to S$29.50
Children and elderly: S$11.20 to S$17.80

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. 


SingHealth, NHG, NUP polyclinics locations

SingHealth Polyclinics

  • 1 Tampines Street 41, Singapore 529203
  • 11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662
  • 681 Punggol Drive, Singapore 820681

NUP (National University Polyclinics)

  • 190 Jurong East Avenue 1, Singapore 609788
  • 580 Stirling Road, Singapore 149858

NHG (National Healthcare Group Polyclinics)

  • 21 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, Singapore 529666
  • 21 Geylang East Central, Singapore 389707
  • 2003 Toa Payoh Lor 8, Singapore 319260
  • 10 Woodlands Street 31, Singapore 738579
  • 89 Hougang Avenue 4, Singapore 538829

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

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NUS Faculty of Dentistry 

Here’s another option for affordable dental care. The NUS Faculty of Dentistry or S.M.I.L.E Clinics @ FOD 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 at NUS Faculty of Dentistry 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

To inquire about the cost of their dental services or if you want to arrange an appointment, please email them at the address below.

Address: National University Centre for Oral Health, 9 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119085 
Operating hours: 8am - 12.30pm (Weekdays) | 2pm - 5pm (Mon to Thurs only) | Closed on weekends

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Q&M Dental Group (From S$21.80)

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

  • From S$21.80 for general consultation
  • From S$54.50 for consultation with a specialist

Scaling & polishing fees

  • From S$87.20

Q&M Dental Group locations

  • Blk 717 Woodlands Drive 70 #01-114, Singapore 730717
  • Blk 113 Aljunied Avenue 2, #01-11, Singapore 380113
  • Blk 316B Ang Mo Kio Street 31, #01-07, Singapore 563316
  • Blk 726 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-4148, Singapore 560726
  • Blk 157 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-580, Singapore 560157
  • 627 Balestier Road, Singapore 329916
  • 311 New Upper Changi Road #02-01, Bedok Mall, Singapore 467360
  • Blk 219 Bedok Central, #01-136, Singapore 460219
  • Blk 632 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-842, Singapore 470632
  • Blk 502 Bishan Street 11, #01-350, Singapore 570502
  • 301 Boon Lay Way, #01-05, Boon Lay MRT Station, Singapore 649846
  • Blk 111 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-360, Singapore 310111
  • Bright Smile Dental Surgery (Subsidiary clinic), 10 Sengkang Central #01-02, Singapore 545061
  • 200 Victoria Street #02-28, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
  • Blk 151 Bukit Batok St 11 #01-252, Singapore 650151
  • Blk 257 Bangkit Road #01-47, Singapore 670257

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. This 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 to S$35 for general consultation
  • S$40 to S$90 for consultation with a specialist

NTUC Health Denticare locations

  • 18 Yishun Ave 9, #02-11 Junction 9, Singapore 768897
  • 300 Tampines Avenue 5, #01-05 Tampines Junction, Singapore 529653
  • 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.

Consultation fees 

  • From S$32

Scaling and polishing fees

  • From S$100

Address: 781 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269759
Contact: 6463 6318 / 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

  • From S$40 for general consultation

Scaling and polishing fees

  • From S$65

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

Advanced Dental Group (From S$20)

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

Consultation fees

  Less than 10 minutes Longer than 10 minutes
General consultation S$20 to S$40 S$50 to S$70
Specialist consultation S$50 to S$80 S$90 to S$180
Scaling and polishing S$70 to S$100

Advanced Dental Group locations

  • Blk 25 Bendemeer Road #01-567, Singapore 330025  

  • 258 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-60, Bukit Panjang New Town, Singapore 670258
  • Blk 482 Tampines St 43 #01-238, Singapore 520482

Check out the full list of locations here.

B9 Dental (From S$60)

B9 Dental Centre provides a holistic range of services to cater to every step of dental care from checkup to treatment. Besides providing general restorative dentistry, Dr. Lim's expertise extends to cosmetic dentistry as well.

The folks at B9 Dental is dedicated to providing affordable access to quality dental care through top-notch expertise, innovative technologies and holistic services.

They are touted as one among four dental units in Singapore who have invested in a revolutionary dental imaging system — KaVo i-CAT Tomography 3D e-Xam — that results in high quality, thorough diagnostic information and reduced radiation exposure to patients.

Consultation fees

  • From S$60 for consultation, scaling and polishing

Address: 5 clinics islandwide

TP Dental

Located strategically at the Ngee Ann City Penthouse overlooking Orchard Road, the team of friendly General Dentists and Specialists at TP Dental are here to help you with your dental needs.

Open 363 days a year (yes, even on Sundays!) and with telephone, instant messaging and email bookings, making your appointment with them is a hassle-free experience.

Got an emergency? TP Dental's got your back. With an after office hours emergency service, they remain 24/7 connected and available to you as well. For inquiries on prices, please contact them via their number below or book an appointment directly with them.

Consultation fees

  • TBC

Contact: 6737 9011
391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, 238874

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. 

 But if you don't want to go through that hassle, 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 you points or cashback on your dental treatment.

Since dental treatments can cost a bomb, you don't want to make things worse by paying with the wrong credit card.

Looking for the best credit cards to complement your spending patterns and expenditure in 2024? Check out our Ultimate Credit Card Guide that covers all things credit cards in Singapore – from choosing between a cashback, miles, or rewards credit card to planning your credit card strategy.

So, without ado, here are the best credit cards to pay for your dental treatments.

Best credit cards for dental treatments

Before you start swiping your card, it's important to know the Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) for dental treatments. If you don't know what an MCC is, this post will help.

Long story short, an MCC is basically a 4-digit number that credit card issuers use to classify a business and the type of services or goods it offers. It's also used to identify transactions made by consumers.

Knowing the MCCs can help you determine which credit card to use for a particular transaction, helping you to maximise your cashback, rewards, or miles.

For example, dental treatments are generally coded as MCC 8021 (Dentists and Orthodontists). So, if your credit card doesn't exclude this, you'll continue to earn cashback/rewards/miles as normal. 

With that, here are the best credit cards to use for your dental treatments:

Credit card
Cashback/miles earn rate

amaze card new
Citi Rewards Card + Instarem amaze Card

4 mpd

Bonus rewards are capped at S$1,000 per statement month

UOB Absolute Cashback Card

1.7% unlimited cashback

No monthly minimum spend

Standard Chartered Simply Cash Card

1.5% unlimited cashback

No monthly minimum spend

AMEX True Cashback Card

1.5% unlimited cashback

No monthly minimum spend

DBS Live Fresh Card

Up to 10% cashback (capped at S$75 per month)

- Online or mobile contactless spend only

- Minimum monthly spend of S$600 required


8% cashback (capped S$20 per category; S$60 total per month)

- Online or mobile contactless spend only

- Minimum monthly spend of S$600 required

OCBC FRANK Credit Card

8% cashback (capped at S$25 per category, S$100 total per month)

- Online or mobile contactless spend only

- Minimum monthly spend of S$800 required

Citi PremierMiles Card

1.2 mpd

No minimum spend required

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card

1.4 mpd

Minimum spend of S$2,000 per statement month required

BOC Family Card

5% cashback (capped at S$25 per category, S$100 total per month)

- Q&M Dental or any other Family Club Merchants, otherwise 0.3% cashback

- Minimum spend of S$800 per month required


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.


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