11 Nov '11, 9pm

Intake of dental students at NUS to increase to 80 by 2020, says Health Minister

SINGAPORE - To meet the growing demand for dental services that will come with Singapore's ageing population, the intake of dental students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be increased from 48 currently to around 80 by 2020. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong made this announcement yesterday in his address at the Singapore Dental Council Dentist's Pledge Affirmation Ceremony. "Our plans are to gradually increase the numbers of both our local- as well as foreign-trained dentists," said Mr Gan. "Separately, we are looking into the possibility of enhancing our infrastructural capacity to better support dental training and the provision of clinical services and research." Citing the workgroup that has been set up to develop a new speciality in Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry, Mr Gan encouraged those present yesterday to take up the postgraduate training scho...

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