International Conference on Quality of Life 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. K. W. Loh

Dr. Loh graduated from the University of Singapore in 1976 and obtained his Master of Dental Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 through a scholarship awarded by the National University of Singapore. He was a full time instructor at the National University of Singapore till 1986. He initiated the formation of the Orthognathic Centre in 1983 at the University of Singapore to cater for treatment of patients with dento-facial deformities and was appointed as coordinator of the Orthognathic Centre.

He founded the Association of Orthodontists, Singapore in 1991 and was the president for the first 2 years. He was appointed as an external examiner in the Re-examination for the final year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore in 1998 and 2002. He was the President, Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society 2010-2012. He is the Regent for Singapore, International College of Dentists. Dr. Loh has given presentations in 23 countries including - Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam.

Keynote Speech

Good oral health is good general health

Many of us will send our car for a 6 monthly oil change, engine tuning and maintenance work, but how many of us will visit our dentist for a regular 6 monthly cleaning and dental check up? What is more important to you? Your car health or your own health?

Do you know your oral health is closely related to your general health? When there are many cavities in  your teeth and when your gums are in poor condition, your own health will deteriorate. Illness like stroke, heart attack, premature birth and even mouth cancer can be related to poor oral health.

A good set of teeth contributes to a better quality of life too. When one has a good set of teeth, one will enjoy eating and most of us enjoy good food. Good nutrition is needed for good health. This is especially important as we get older. 

Nicely arranged front teeth will improve facial appearance and generally improve the attractiveness of the face. This will contribute to better self confidence and perhaps, success in life.