CAMDEN MEDICAL CENTRE
One Orchard Boulevard
Tel: +65 6235 7279
Fax: +65 6235 8797
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm
Close on Sunday & Public Holidays
DR RASHID TAHIR
Dental Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry BDS (Singapore) 1995,
MSc with Distinction (London) 1998,
FAM (Singapore) 2003
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 (Pedodontics). 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!
1. Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore
2. Visiting Consultant
Cleft and Craniofacial Centre,
Kandang Kerbau Women's & Children's Hospital
3. Member of Medical & Dental Board
Health Promotion Board
Society for Paediatric Dentistry (Singapore)
Dental Specialist Accreditation Committee for Paediatric Dentistry, Ministry of Health
Each one of our staff offers their own special touch to the practice.
PRISCILL KOH, Dental Therapist
Priscill works 3½ days a week at The Kids Dentist. The rest of the week she attends classes for a Specialist Diploma in Applied Psychology. As a Dental Therapist, Priscill provides preventative dentistry. She will clean and polish your child’s teeth, apply fluoride as well as give oral health care to our young patients and dietary advice to the child and parents. She is sensitive, patient and loves being in contact with both children and parents. Priscill graduated with a Certificate in Dental Therapy (Spore) in 2005 and has worked in Cedar Primary, Kong Hwa Primary, Toa Nan Primary and Raffles Girls Primary School. She has also attained a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from MMI. In her free time, she enjoys going to the theatre and baking for her husband and dog.
NURUL, Dental Assistant
Nurul has been working with Dr. Rashid since 2007 as a dedicated pediatric dental assistant. She is quiet and gentle but often manages to put nervous children at ease. Nurul enjoys going to the movies, cycling and spending time with her boyfriend and family.
WANI, Dental Assistant
Wani graduated with a NITEC Dental Surgery Assistant certificate and has worked for Dr. Rashid since graduation. She greatly enjoys working with children and is always ready to help make dentistry a joyful experience for children.
RACHEL KOO, Receptionist
Rachel is our knowledgeable and friendly front staff specialist who will help you schedule timely appointments for your child. She is highly experienced, caring and compassionate. Rachel has 2 young children aged 7 and 3. Her leisure activities include swimming, canoeing and listening to music.
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 Pediatric 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.