Dr Evelyn Yao chose dentistry as a career because she likes to work with people and help them. Dr Evelyn Yao is gentle, patient and meticulous with her work. She treats her patient with courtesy and able to offer a sympathetic ear to listen to the patients’ problems and identify their causes and then come up with customised treatment options that can best solve the problems. Seeing her cheerful face will also melt away any dentophobia (fear of dentists acquired at a young age) that you may have.
Dr Evelyn Yao’s background
Dr Evelyn Yao graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. During her government postings, she has the fortune of getting a varied attachment that gives her an all-rounded clinical training. She worked in Toa Payoh Polyclinic and got her first taste of general community dentistry, where she met patients from all walks of life. Next posting to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) allows her to treat children ranging from pre-schoolers to pre-U students where she learned the chairside behavioural management of preschoolers. Here she realised the importance of oral health education and how the attitude of the parent towards dental health has a tremendous impact on the children oral health.
Later posting to National Dental Center (NDC) and National University Hospital (NUH) exposed her to dental patients with complex medical conditions and dento-facial trauma cases while doing night calls at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. She also have to manage private patients with challenging dental problems. Her last posting was Nee Soon Camp with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) where she honed her skill in wisdom tooth surgeries and more complex dental treatments.
What she is really good at
Her affinity with children makes her a dentist whom children will want to come back to. Her sweet personality makes children immediately feel at ease with her.
Also, her stints in SAF and NDC made her become adept at wisdom tooth surgeries, among other simple and complex treatments.
What she does when she is not working
During her rest days, Dr Evelyn enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She also like to explore the world through travelling.