Dr Edwin Heng graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in 1999, winning the Gold medal for being the Best All-round Final year dental student of his cohort. He was also awarded the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001 and further obtained his Masters in Oral Biology and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (Periodontology) from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2004. He attained the Academy of Medicine, Singapore Fellowship (Periodontics) in 2010.
His interesting career portfolio includes being a former SAF Head Dental Officer and Head of General Staff, HQ Medical Corps.
From 2008-2009, he was attached to the prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine as a Visiting Adjunct Faculty, where he helped direct both didactics, research and clinical components in Postgraduate Periodontics.
He was also elected as the Vice President of the Singapore Dental Association from 2010-2012.
He currently maintains his clinical forte in the realms of Periodontics and Implant dentistry. He lectures and trains aspiring dentists regularly within the Asian dental circuit (in countries not limited to: Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore).
He is honored to receive an Adjunct Clinical Full Professorship from Kanagawa Dental University with effect from April 2016 and sits in the University Board Council. He is the first and only Singaporean dentist to be conferred this prestigious appointment in Japan.