Our Dentists

Dr. Andrew Lui

Founding Partner / Dental Surgeon
BDS (Melbourne)

Dr. Andrew Lui is an Australian dentist from Melbourne. He is an old boy of the Melbourne High School and Alumni of both the University of Melbourne and of the University of London, obtaining a dental degree and a law degree respectively. In Melbourne, he sat on the Australian Dental Association’s Public Sector Dentist Committee in Victoria. He also contributed regularly to the Royal Guide Dogs’ Association as a volunteer carer for the visually impaired.

He moved to Singapore in 2001 and set up Dental Essence with Dr Gareth Pearson in 2009. He enjoys precious family time with his wife and 2 young daughters. Despite his work and family commitments, he serves as a volunteer dentist with the Tzu Chi free clinic on a regular basis and has been doing so since 2007.
He has been interviewed for print media in the Business Times and Straits Times. On radio, he has spoken on the topic of “dental tooth erosion” with DJ Daniel Martin on 938 Live.

Besides English, Dr Lui is also fluent in Cantonese.

Dr. Gareth Pearson

Founding Partner / Dental Surgeon

Dr. Pearson arrived in Singapore in 2001 and has worked here since opening Dental Essence with Dr. Andrew Lui in 2009. Gareth obtained his degree from the University of Birmingham in the UK and later pursued a Master’s degree in Forensic Odontology in 2000 which was put to use following the Asian Tsunami on 2004. He is a general dentist and has years of experience in oral surgery and aesthetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, inlays, ceramic veneers, crowns and bridges.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Pearson, enjoys endurance events and had run several marathons. He rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with his brother in 2005, he swam the Straits of Gibraltar on 2012 raising money for the Special Olympics and he participated in the Escape from Alcatraz swim in San Francisco on May 2013. Before coming to Singapore, he spent 6 months on a ship in the Antarctic as a dental officer for the British Antarctic Survey and also worked in a dental clinic treating the Aboriginal community in Queensland’s outback.

Dr. Linda Yen

Dental Surgeon
BDS Hons (Sydney) FRACDS

Dr Linda Yen is an Australian dentist who graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 1998.  Since graduation, she has worked in hospital private practices in Australia and the UK.  She moved to Singapore with her husband in 2012.

Dr Yen offers life cycle family health treatments which makes patients smile with confidence:

  • Preventive— prevent and treat oral issues such as decay, gum problems, root canal issues, erosion, grinding, sensitive teeth, cracks, and potential teeth alignment issues.
  • Paediatric care – she used to work in paediatric department in Sydney Dental Hospital. Being a mother of two young kids, Dr Yen understands the challenges that mothers are facing with their little ones.   She is passionate about preventive dentistry, and has information on diet, oral hygiene, fluoride, snoring, grinding and more that she is happy to share.
  • Complex restorative dentistry – Crown and bridge with 3D scanning technology which improves comfort level.
  • Invisalign (certified Invisalign provider) – using invisible aligners to straighten teeth.
  • In chair whitening –using generation of Zoom machine to achieve great results.
  • Resin infiltration – a relatively new treatment for white spots without drilling.

Linda is thorough, gentle and patient having been practicing for over two decades. She endeavours to educate patients on all options available. In particular– preventative and cost effective longer term treatment solutions.

Dr. Loo Sun Din

Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
MDS [OMFS][HK], BDS [NUS], FAMS [Singapore]

Dr Loo Sun Din is a Specialist in Jaw and Face Surgery.

He first qualified from National University of Singapore in 2005 before awarded a scholarship to pursue post-graduate specialist training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Hong Kong where he developed a discerning interest in facial recontouring, complex jaw and face surgery and dental implant rehabilitation.

Dr Loo dedicated eleven years of his career in public service at the busiest surgical units in Hong Kong and Singapore, holding clinical positions in Queen Mary Hospital (HKG), Prince Philip Dental Hospital (HKG), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (SGP) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (SGP).

Currently, he maintains his role as Visiting Consultant to several public and private hospitals in Singapore.

Embracing sharing and exchange of knowledge, Dr Loo is a teaching faculty in local and overseas surgical courses in corrective jaw & facial surgeries and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSAS).

He is member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AOCMF) and International Society of Head and Neck Trauma (iSHANT).

He also co-wrote the chapter in dental implants for surgery textbook “Atlas of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery” in his spare time.

Dr. Damini Chawla Sharma

Dental Surgeon
BDS Hons (WA)

Dr. Damini Chawla is a passionate, driven and energetic general dentist with excellent interpersonal skills.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at the University of Western Australia in December 2010, received her elective training in New Delhi, India  in paediatric/children’s dentistry.  She moved to Singapore and started working soon after graduating in December 2010. She spent a year in Hong Kong in 2012 before finally relocating to Singapore in 2013.

Food is Damini’s other passion and she is the founder of “A Dentist’s Kitchen”, a business which she started while pursuing her dentist license in Hong Kong in 2012.  It aims at  promoting social cooking lessons and workshops for a happier, healthier life.

She has also completed research in the area of ‘Parental attitudes towards dental radiographs in children’ and her poster presentation of research was accepted by IADR and presented in Barcelona, July 2010.