You Make Me Smile: Bentleigh
Prof Tan is a specialist Orthodontist and Certified Board Member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. He obtained speciality training at the University of Adelaide (MDS) with additional dental degrees (FRACDS, MRACDS (ORTH)) from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He obtained his Doctorate (DPHIL) from the University of Oxford and also trained as a scientist with Nobel Prize winner Gerald Edelman at Rockefeller University, New York.
Prof Tan practises evidence-based Orthodontics and has a research laboratory at University of Melbourne. Prof Tan has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. For his contribution to research in Australia, he was awarded the Amgen Australia Medal (1997) and the Special Achievement Award by the Australian Dental Association Vic Branch (2012). His standing in research is recognised by his appointment as Senior Principal Research Fellow with the National Health & Medical Research Council.
Prof Tan is Visiting Professor to the National University of Singapore.
Sig is committed to providing the best care and attention to his patients. He enjoys spending time with his patients, getting to know them and developing tailored orthodontic care for each individual patient with strong emphasis on evidence-based dentistry.
He has great passion for dentistry in general, dedicated to life-long learning and experience. Since obtaining his dental degree from the University of Melbourne with honours, Sig commenced his dental career by joining the Australian Regular Army (ARA) as a Dental Officer. Along this journey, he undertook further roles in mentoring undergraduate dental students at the University of Queensland and working in private practices in Brisbane.
Encouraged by his interest and passion for Orthodontics, Sig embarked upon further postgraduate study at the University of Queensland and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics.
Despite his busy schedule, Sig acts upon his firm belief in giving back to the community through his involvement at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry and also at the Queensland Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).
Outside of dentistry, Sig devotes his time and effort in fitness training to maintain his health and well-being. He also enjoys travelling with his family, while taking the opportunity to attend international and national orthodontic conferences and professional development programs.