Our Surgeons

Dr. Ernest Rex Tan

Founder & Director (SINGAPORE)

Specialist in Prosthodontics


M.Sc. Restorative Dentistry (U.C.L. LONDON, U.K.)

Dr. Ernest Rex Tan, Founder and Director of Smile Inc.® Dental Surgeons, embarked on his dental career after graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1991, and the renowned postgraduate Masters program in Restorative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute (U.C.L.) in London, U.K. in 1994. The specialist training provided in Dr. Tan a firm foundation in managing the many complex reconstructive and cosmetic challenges that his patients present.

Dr. Ernest Rex Tan, has been a Specialist in Prosthodontics and key cosmetic dental surgeon in Singapore and the region these past 21 years. He started Smile Inc.® Dental Surgeons, a household name, and is the first dental surgeon in Singapore to perform (and popularize) the revolutionary Britesmile Laser Teeth Whitening procedure in Singapore and Asia since 1997. Dr. Ernest Rex Tan is also an authority in the field of cosmetic dental work, having worked extensively on his popular hallmark procedure, the Smile Inc.® Makeover. which comprise Dr. Tan’s trademark procedures on InstantBraces and Smile Lifts. These have been widely covered in publications and the media, both past and present.

His Prosthodontic expertise and focus on Reconstructive and Cosmetic Dentistry has built a successful practice in Full Mouth Reconstruction, Dental Implantology, Teeth Whitening, Smile Makeovers and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Tan’s success in his field is the result of years of experience and expertise gained from transforming and beautifying thousands of smiles and managing many complex aesthetic cases.


Dr Tan has been a long standing member of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (A.D.S.S.), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (A.A.C.D.) and the College of General Dental Practitioners (C.G.D.P.)

Dr. Nancy Wong


Dr. Nancy Wong, a graduate of the National University of Singapore, received her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery in 1991. She has been with Smile Inc.® Dental Surgeons since its inception in 1997. Having been in practice for 26 years, she has special interests in treating children, patients with root canal problems and elderly patients needing dentures.

Dr. Wong finds it exceptionally fulfilling to build rapport with her young patients, and derives great satisfaction in assisting these children in eliminating their dental fears. Her patience and passion for her work has helped many apprehensive patients of any age overcome their fear of dentists. In areas of root canal procedures, Dr. Wong finds fulfilment in eliminating dental pain arising from root canal problems and has established tremendous trust with her patients.

Dr. Alvin Yeo


Specialist in Periodontics



Cert. Periodontology (NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.)



Fellow of International Team of Implantology (ITI)

Chairperson ITI South East Asian Section (Chapter)

Dr. Alvin Yeo has since 2010 been a Consultant Periodontist (with special interest in Esthetic Periodontics and Implant Dentistry) at Smile Inc.® Dental Surgeons. He also assumes the positions of a Visiting Consultant and a Visiting Clinician Researcher in the Restorative Department (Periodontics Unit) at the National Dental Centre, Singapore (N.D.C.S.)

He graduated from Periodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A., in 2003 with a Certificate in Periodontics and a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Oral Biology. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He was conferred Fellow in the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, (F.A.M.S.) in 2007. Recently, he was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis in March 2010 entitled “Novel Polycaprolactone-Tricalcium Phosphate (PCL-TCP) Scaffolds Customized for Reconstruction of Dentoalveolar Deformities.”

Dr. Yeo has been extremely active and is part of the recently established ITI S.E.A. Section Leadership Team formed in 2011. He currently assumes the role of Chairperson the ITI South East Asia (S.E.A.) Section and was the ITI S.E.A. Section Education Delegate from 2011-2015. Dr. Yeo teaches part-time and is part of the teaching faculty of the NUS Periodontology Residency Training Programme at N.D.C.S. In addition, he is currently a member of the Dental Specialist Accreditation Board (D.S.A.B.) in Periodontics. He lectures and conducts workshops actively both locally and internationally, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Nepal, China, Australia and the United States, on topics of related to Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

(English) Dr Maria Raskina