Your child’s oral health is so important!
Did you know that it is recommended to have your child’s first dental visit by age 1?
Your baby’s first set of teeth are crucial for helping her chew as she transitions from milk to solids, and learns how to speak. Unfortunately, almost half of all pre-schoolers in Singapore suffer from tooth decay today.
You can protect your child with early dental visits.
In our upcoming Infant Oral Health Webinar, hear from leading experts from National Dental Centre Singapore and KK Women's and Children's Hospital in the fields of dentistry, speech therapy and nutrition! This is an interactive session where you can gain insights on early childhood nutrition, speech development and good oral health behaviours.
Some of the topics that will be covered in the webinar include:•My baby’s first tooth is about to erupt. How do I care for baby’s teeth and instil good oral habits from a young age?•Does my baby have a lip or tongue tie? When should I seek treatment?•How do my baby’s oral conditions affect speech development?•How should I introduce solids to my baby? My child is a picky eater or eats very slowly; does she have an eating disorder? How do I ensure that baby’s nutritional needs are met?
Emcee & Moderator
Dr Judith Quek, Registrar, Paediatric Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore
Dr Judith Quek received her Master’s in Paediatric Dentistry from the National University of Singapore in 2018 and is currently a registrar at the National Dental Centre Singapore. As a first time mother herself, Dr Quek understands the anxieties and concerns that new parents have, with regard to caring for baby.
Speakers & Panelists
Dr Jessica Khong, Registrar, Paediatric Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore
Dr Jessica Khong received her Master’s in Paediatric Dentistry from the National University of Singapore in 2018. Dr Khong loves children and spends most of her time taking care of kids’ teeth and oral conditions, including those of her two-year-old toddler and two-month-old baby. Amidst her busy schedule, she is trying to make time for her hobbies again, which are tennis and yoga.
Ms Grace Quek, Senior Dietician, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Grace Quek is a senior dietician at the KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH) for over 12 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (USA) in 2003, and did her internship in Saint Louis University, Missouri (USA) in 2004. Grace obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Dietetics from the Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine & Science.
While she provides a wide range of nutrition services to both paediatric and women patients in KKH, her main interest and sub-specialty is in eating disorders, where she is actively involved in the nutritional care of these patients. She was awarded the Higher Manpower Development Program (HMDP) in eating disorders and paediatric oncology in 2013.
Grace conducts regular weaning workshops to empower first-time parents and caregivers on how to appropriately introduce solids to babies. She has also worked with KKH’s “KIDS 0-3” programme, to empower community health visitors and healthcare workers with updated knowledge on early childhood nutrition for children between six months and three years old, as they screen for nutritional concerns during community visits.
Ms Goh Siew Li, Head, Speech Language Therapy Service, Rehabilitation Centre, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Siew Li has been practicing Paediatric Speech Therapy for over 10 years. She received her Master’s in Neuroscience of Language from the University of Reading in 2013. Her wealth of experience includes early speech intervention, speech sound disorders, stuttering, acquired communication disorder and paediatric dysphagia. Her diverse clinical experience with children stems from her work in the community and acute medical settings, as well as her experience as a specialist volunteer with the Singapore International Foundation. Passionate about Speech Therapy, she engages in education activities as an Associate Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She is also an active member in workgroups by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.
Webinar will be conducted over Zoom. Link will be provided via email upon participants' registration.
Admission is free.
Please register at https://forms.gle/xJf1AR2z2oNFEdGq7
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