Dr Rashid Tahir is a trained paediatric dentist and has been providing oral health care solely for children since 1997.
Dr Rashid completed his graduate training at the University of London in 1998 when he was conferred a Master of Science with Distinction in Children’s Dentistry (Paedodontics). He also won the 3M Dental Postgraduate Prize for being the best student in his cohort.
He was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS) and consultant at the National University Hospital Dental Centre from 2002 to 2006, before setting up The Kids Dentist at Camden Medical Centre. He still enjoys teaching paediatric dentistry to dental undergraduates and goes back to NUS as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer.
He is the founding and current President of the Society for Paediatric Dentistry (Singapore) and continues to be dedicated to the advancement in the field of paediatric dentistry. He is also the Chairman of the Specialist Accreditation Committee for Paediatric Dentistry at the Ministry of Health.
He is the proud father of 2 beautiful young daughters and aims at making dentistry fun for kids!
Each one of our staff offers their own special touch to the practice.
ANGELA TEO, Dental Therapist
Angela is our most experienced Dental Therapist. She has worked in the Health Promotion Board and served with the School Dental Service. She imparts detailed oral hygiene care and makes sure that every parent and child leaves the clinic happy and pleased.
YANTY ISMAIL, Dental Nurse
Yanty has been working with The Kids Dentist since 2011 as a dedicated paediatric assistant. She is quiet and gentle but often manage to put nervous children at ease. Yanty is also a mother of 2 lovely children and enjoys cooking for staff and family.
DIANNE MAE ESPINOSA
Dianne is an extremely fun loving person. She is very friendly, kind and sympathetic to the children.She enjoys singing and is always humming at work. Dianne hails from Tarlac City, Phillipines and has been living in Singapore for the last 4 years. She hopes to start a family soon.
The Kids Dentist is a dental practice providing specialized dentistry for infants, children and adolescents in Singapore. The Kids Dentist, as well as the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, recommends that a child visits the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. This is to avoid potential oral health care problems in your child.
Parents do play a role in making the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist will count and clean their teeth. The dentist will also show them how to care for their teeth. It is best not to use words such as needle, pain, drill or hurt around your child as it might cause unnecessary fear. The Kids Dentist makes it a practice to use words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
Your child's first visit will include a complete examination performed by Dr. Rashid. Radiographs (x-rays) may be obtained of your child's teeth if necessary. You are encouraged to accompany your child into the examination room. Following the clinical examination, Dr. Rashid will advise you on the appropriate treatment required for your child and answer any questions you may have.
While visiting our clinic, your child is welcome to enjoy the toys, books, TV games as well as watch DVD movies while sitting on the dental chair.