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Poon Choy Yoke
BDS (Singapore), FAMS, FDS RCS (UK)

Chair, Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme

Clinical Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Director, National Dental Centre Singapore

Senior Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, National Dental Centre

 

 

Clinical Associate Professor Poon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore in 1984. She went on to pursue her Postgraduate Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in UK from 1984-1988. In 1993-1994, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship in Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Glan Clwyd Hospital in UK. She specialises in Dentoalveolar Surgery and Orthognathic Surgery. 

Clinical Associate Professor Poon is currently a Senior Consultant at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Associate Professor of the NUS Faculty of Dentistry as well as Clinical Associate Professor of SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Program. 
She is currently Director of National Dental Centre Singapore and Academic Chair of SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Program.

 Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:
  • Member, Academic Medicine Education Institute (SingHealth Duke-NUS) (2012)
  • Member, Dental Specialists Accreditation Board (MOH) (2008)
  • Member, International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (2005) 
  • Member, Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (2005) 
Awards:
  • Singapore Medical Journal Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction 
  • SingHealth Doctors & Dentists Long Service Award in 2016 
  • National Day Award (Long Service Medal) in 2014 
  • NDCS Long Service Award (20 years) in 2004
Selected Publications:

The Clinical Effectiveness of Alveolar Ridge Preservation in the Maxillary Anterior Esthetic Zone – A Retrospective Study. Albert MH Lee, CY Poon. J Esthet Restor Dent 00:00-00, 2016 

Quality of life treatment outcomes of class III skeletal patients after bimaxillary osteotomies. TH Wee, CY Poon. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2014; 23(3):183-190 

Malignant transformation of keratocystic odontogenic tumour: two case reports. B Tan, SY Tay, S Lee, CT Kwa, CY Poon, C Goh, A Balakrishnan. American Journal of Otolaryngology 2013; 34(4): 357-61 

A rational approach to the dental management of patients on bisphosphonates. JB Lai, CY Poon. Singapore Dental Journal 2011; 32: 1-14 

Treatment of ranula using carbon dioxide laser – Case series report. JB Lai, CY Poon. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2009; 38(10): 1107-11 

Immediate repair of transected inferior nerves in sagittal split osteotomies. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. A B G Tay, CY Poon, LY Teh. 2008; 66: 2476-81 

The effect of prior radiation therapy for treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer on wound healing following extractions: The incidence of complications and risk factors. KW Lye, J Wee, F Gao, HN Soek, LS Yoke, CY Poon. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007; 36: 315-20 

A randomized controlled trial to compare steroid with cyclosporine for the topical treatment of oral lichen planus. CY Poon, BT Goh, MJ Kim, A Rajaseharan, S Ahmed, K Thongprasom et al. J of Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral pathol, Oral Radiol & Endodontology 2006; 102: 47-55 

Survival of root filled cracked teeth in tertiary institution. International Endodontic Journal. L Tan, NN Chen, CY Poon, HB Wong. 2006; 39(11): 886-89 

Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws. A Yeo, KW Lye, CY Poon. Singapore Dental Journal 2005; 27(1): 36-40 • The importance of routine magnetic resonance imaging in trigeminal neuralgia diagnosis. Goh BT, Poon CY, Peck RHL. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 2000; 92: 424-9 

Cryotherapy in the management of trigeminal neuralgia: A review of the literature and report of three cases. CY Poon. Singapore Dental Journal Vol. 23 No. 1 December 2000 (Supplement) 

Odontogenic keratocyst of the maxilla presenting as periodontal abscess. ML Marzella, CY Poon & R Peck. Singapore Dental Journal Vol. 23 No. 1 December 2000 (Supplement) 

Leadership positions / roles in Education:

  • Certificate of Competency for OMS surgeons in Orthognathic Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Proficiency for OMS surgeons in Orthognathic Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Competency in Dental Implant Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Competency for OMS surgeons in Administration of Intravenous Moderate (Conscious) Sedation with Midazolam, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Subspecialty Training in Craniofacial Implant Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Subspecialty Training in Orofacial Nerve Repair, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Subspecialty Training in Sleep Apnoea Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Certificate of Subspecialty Training in Cleft Lip And Palate Surgery, NDCS 2011
  • Preparatory Training Leading to Fellowship in Aesthetic Facial Surgery, NDCS 2011