The College of Dental Surgeons, Singapore was incorporated on 6 August 2008. Specialist Chapters for 6 main specialties – Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontists and Prosthodontists – were formed within the College.


At the 1st Annual General Meeting of the College held on 28 May 2009, a resolution was passed to form a seventh Chapter – the Chapter of Public Health Dentists.


With the formation of College, it will have more autonomy and greater latitude to improve and co-ordinate professional development with Specialty Societies and like bodies, locally, regionally and internationally.


Through the representative(s) in the Chapters, Specialist Societies will be able to contribute to the development of clinical practice guidelines, recommendation of clinical indicators to the relevant authorities, drafting of consensus/position statements, certification and recertification of specialists, etc. The College may also provide secretariat support to societies who need such support.


As an academic body, the College would help to fulfill the professional development of dental specialist by conducting several continuing professional education activities every year for dental specialists.


In addition to carrying out continuing education for specialists, it also plans to work towards the conduct of educational activities for non-dental professionals & lay publics, thus strengthening its “social role" for dental specialists.


The College will also collaborate with other Dental Colleges internationally and contribute to dental specialist organisations regionally.


The College will aim to be proactive and take leading roles in the professional development and self regulation of the dental fraternity.


For the history and formation of the College, please click here.


College Crest and Motto

The crest consists of a central shield comprising a side profile of the human face, a book, a lion symbol and a balance beam.


The side profile of the human face represents the dental profession. The book symbolises the quest for learning and the pursuit of academic excellence. The lion signifies Singapore, the country where the College originates. The balance beam embodies the College’s upholding of fairness and integrity in the profession.


Surrounding the shield are 32 leaves which symbolises the permanent teeth.


The smaller shield found inside the central shield represents the College’s association with the Academy of Medicine, Singapore – the parent body.


The ring encompassing the shield symbolises the different dental specialties working harmoniously together to provide the best dental care.


The main colour of the crest is lilac which is the official academic colour of dentistry.


At the bottom of the ring is a banner inscribed with the College’s motto: Leadership, Skills, Integrity


College Constitution

The governance and constitution of the College is determined by its Memorandum and Articles of Association and its By-laws. The Council is empowered to make amendments to the By-laws. However, amendments to the Memorandum and Articles of Association must be passed by the House.


For the College’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, please click here.