DR. CHAY SIEW HAN BDS (MALAYSIA), MORTH (HONG KONG), MORTH RCS (EDINBURGH), NDB CERT (USA), FICD

Dr Chay

UNIVERSITIES AND DEGREES

Dr. Chay is a dental graduate from the University of Malaya. After gaining experience as a Dental Surgeon, she completed her specialty training in Orthodontics (braces) in the University of Hong Kong (HKU), obtaining a Master of Orthodontics (MOrth). At HKU, she was awarded the prestigious International Association of Dental Research Travel Award. Later, she became a fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK), and obtained certification from the U.S. National Dental Board. In January 2008, she was conferred as a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry for her contribution to the advancement of Dentistry in Malaysia.

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EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH

Dr. Chay has a broad depth of experience. She worked as a Dental Surgeon with the Malaysian government and in private practice in Malaysia for four years, before her Orthodontic training. After her Orthodontic training, she was employed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) as an Assistant Professor in Orthodontics. Later, she became director of the undergraduate Orthodontic programme at NUS. Apart from her teaching commitments, Dr. Chay completed research projects in tissue engineering, orthodontic materials, and obstructive sleep apnoea. She has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Australian Orthodontic Journal, and Singapore Dental Journal and Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She also practiced as an Associate Consultant in Orthodontics in the National University Hospital, Singapore. After Singapore, she went on to the USA whereby she taught for a short while in the University of the Pacific, San Francisco before deciding to come back to Malaysia under the Returning Experts Programme offered by the Government of Malaysia. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics with Penang International Dental College where she teaches part-time. Dr. Chay comes to you with experience in both the academic and clinical field previously unavailable in Malaysia. She strives to be in the forefront of Orthodontics and to provide the highest level of care to every patient. During your visits with Dr. Chay, you can feel comfortable asking questions about your braces care, and you will always be treated with compassion and respect.

Membership of Associated Professional Bodies

  • Malaysian Dental Association
  • Malaysian Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • International College of Dentistry
  • International College of Continuing Dental Education
  • Academy of Medicine of Malaysia

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Awards

  • IADR Unilever Travel Award 1999 (IADR SEA Division Travel Award)
  • Fellowship of the International College of Dentistry 2008

Publications

1. Rabie ABM, Chay SH, Wong AMK. The healing of intramembranous bone grafts in the presence of demineralized intramembranous bone matrix. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2000;117:288-97

2. Chay SH, Rabie ABM. Ultrastructural identification of cells involved in the healing of intramembranous bone grafts in the presence of demineralized intramembranous bone matrix. Australian Orthodontic Journal,2000; 16(2):88-97

3. Rabie ABM Chay SH Clinical applications of composite intramembranous bone grafts. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics,2000;117:375-83

4. Chay SH & KK Ho Spaced Dentition – open, close or redistribute? Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 2000 October; Vol.15: 83

5.Chay SH & Rabie ABM. Repositioning of the gingival margin by extrusion American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2002;122:95-102

6. Chay SH, Cooke MS Orthodontic Management of Periodontically Extruded Incisors Singapore Dental Journal, 2004;25(1):91-94.

7. Lo TS, Chay SH, Cao T, Lim J, Teoh SH Osteogenic Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Bone Regeneration Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 2003;32:S50-51

8. Chay SH , Wattanapayungkul P,Yap AUJ, Loh PL, Chung SM Comparison of shear-peel bond strength of orthodontic brackets to various ceramic systems Australian Orthodontic Journal, 2005;21:19-23.

9.Chay SH, Wong SL, Mohamed N, Chia A, Yap AU. Effects of surface treatment and aging on the bond strength of orthodontic brackets to provisional materials American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 2007 Nov;132(5):577.e7-11.

10. Poon KH, Chay SH, Chiong KF Airway and craniofacial changes with mandibular advancement device in Chinese with obstructive sleep apnoea Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Aug;37(8):637-44