Dr. William Chong is recognised in the healthcare industry both as a leading clinician in the field of Implant Dentistry, as well as an entrepreneur. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1985 with distinction in the fields of Operative Dentistry, Medicine and Oral Surgery. He was awarded the the Malaysian Dental Association Medal for being the best student in Medicine, the Singapore Dental Association President’s Medal for being the best student in Oral Surgery and the University Bronze Medal for being overall second in the Final Professional Examinations. He was also awarded the Nationl University of Singpore Dental Society Silver Jubilee Award.
He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1997 and also attained a Master of Dental Science from the National University of Singapore in 1998. His field of research was in Bone Regeneration and Dental Implants. Dr Chong is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and was the president of the Singapore Chapter from 2014-2015. He was also the Course Director and Examiner for the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Accreditation Examinations from 1999 to 2001, 2005 to 2007 and in 2012.
On the business front, he established Pacific Healthcare Holdings Ltd, an integrated specialist healthcare service provider in 2001 and was chosen as one of the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2004. He was also recognised as the Best Entrepreneur for Medicine & Dentistry, at the NUS Centennial Entrepreneurship Awards in 2005 and teaches the finance and accounting module at the Faculty of Dentistry in NUS. He also served as a member of the Network India Committee.
Dr Chong completed his early education in Singapore at Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) from 1969-1978 and at Anglo-Chinese Junior College from 1979-1980. He represented the College in both Hockey and Dragon Boating and was also the Vice-President of the Student's Council. He served National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corp and was the Principal Staff Officer of a Medical Battalion holding the rank of Major.
He is active on the community front and supports charities catering to the elderly and in education. In addition to providing financial assistance to students in need from his alma mater, he is also involved in programmes for students from Gan Eng Seng Primary School and the Institute of Technical Education. He has established 8 Senior Activity Centres within the heartlands as part of a commitment towards eleven such centres within the community where the elderly can gather and engage in activities that enable them to remain physically fit, mentally active and socially connected with their friends and neighbours.
He has two sons aged 21 and 18 and is an active sportsman with a passion for soccer and wakeboarding.
1. Bone generation around dental implants; Thesis in support of Masters of Science in Implant Dentistry, National University of Singapore
2. Oral rehabilitation using dental implants and guided bone regeneration. Chong WL, Chu SA, Dam JG, Ong KS; Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1999 Sep; 28(5):697-703.
3. Chapter in Dental Implants, the Art and Science, Charles A Babbush
4. Use of Sedation in Dentistry. Ong KS1, Tan JM, Chong WL, Yeo JF, Lee TL; Singapore Dent J. 2000 Dec;23(1 Suppl):14-7.
5. Immediate Loading; Opinion Chong, William; Implant Dentistry. 11(4):315-316, December 2002
6. Handbook of Clinical Implant Dentistry: 1-38; 60-120; (with contributions from E/Prof John McGeachie 41-60) Course Curriculum and notes prepared for Australian Society of Implant Dentistry 1999 Edition; Updated 2001, 2005, 2007, 2012