Our Services

Service Targets

We provide dental service for the general public including a special care dental service for the following communities:

Persons with learning disabilities

Persons with physical disabilities

Persons with mental illness

Elders with dementia

Community Care Fund Elderly Dental Assistance Programme

Elders receiving Healthcare Vouchers

Recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Scheme

Barrier-free Accessible

We aim at removing the barriers of access to quality dental care for them.

Currently, the Loving Smiles Foundation Limited is operating two dental clinic facilities for those with special needs. We aim at removing the barriers of access to quality dental care for them. They are both physically accessible with a hoist to facilitate the transfer of immobile patients to the dental chair. And one of the clinics has an accessible toilet.

Accessible Patient Management

We recognise that some special care patients have difficulty coping with dental treatment. We have provided the following facilities to help them.

Relative Analgesia (Nitrous Oxide Sedation)

We have equipped to provide nitrous oxide sedation to anxious patients who want to cooperate for dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is inhaled to make the patient feel relaxed to accept the dental treatment.

Conscious Sedation

We provide conscious sedation in oral, intranasal and intravenous modes of administration for special care patients who have difficulty in coping with the challenge of dental treatment. They become dopy but remain conscious with all natural reflexes maintained active during the procedure.

Deep Sedation – Monitored Anaesthetic Care (MAC)

Starting from September 2021, upon the issuance of the Day Procedure Centre Licence, we could perform deep sedation in our Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre Vera Ruttonjee Desai Elderly Clinic”. The patient is put into shallow sleep during the dental treatment.

General Anaesthesia

We work in partnership with the Evangel Hospital (since 2014) to provide dental service under general anaesthesia for those who are unable to cooperate for dental treatment or those who need better medical support during dental treatment. The patients are anaesthetised in deep sleep with the airway protected during the dental treatment.

Service Clinics

Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre

Evangel Hospital

Our Patient Charter

Our Philosophy of Care:

To provide competent, quality, fair and ethical dental care and information to patients in their best interests; and to ensure equitable and accessible care for all persons irrespective of their impairment of any kind.

Your Rights:

  • know the name and rank of staff providing services;
  • receive professional dental care in safe environment, and with compassion and respect;
  • to understand the risks and benefits of the proposed care, and the service fees involved;
  • open and honest in communications with you, and your families or carers if applicable;
  • regarding our care for you including any unlikely adverse incident that has occurred; protection of your personal privacy, with rights to access to your personal data; and
  • have your say regarding your needs, concerns, decisions and complaints about the care we provide.

Your Responsibilities:

  • understand that dentists desire to be reasonably effective and equitable in providing appropriate care to all members of the community;
  • active participation in your dental care by providing your information required to provide the best care solution and by following the advice to promote good oral health;
  • feedback your views on our service, personnel and facilities to improve our care for you; and
  • and acknowledge the reality and limits of individual oral health care.