In 2005, The University of Warwick approached Dr Ng Fooi Chin, a highly regarded oral maxillofacial surgeon to organise and conduct the first Masters Programme in Implant Dentistry in Singapore for dentists in Southeast Asia. With a zeal to contribute towards Singapore’s vision to be a global medical hub, Dr Ng rallied her colleagues Dr Lee Kwee Jin, a periodontist and A/Prof Ho Kee Hai, a leading oral maxillofacial surgeon in dental implant and former Head of Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Singapore, to co-lead the programme.
In 2006, Ho Kee Hai & Partners was established. Our specialists provided treatment to patients in the day and trained dentists after clinical hours. Patients of the clinic were also educated on their conditions to help them understand their dental problems holistically and make better-informed decisions.
Our passion and expertise in dental implantology, postgraduate education and training was well recognised and received. In 2010, the University of Central Lancashire, appointed Ho Kee Hai & Partners to lead their MSc course in dental implantology and oral surgery for dentists in Southeast Asia and Australia.
In December 2013, the practice was renamed CODEN Specialists. The name CODEN is inspired by Latin words “cognitio dentalis”, expressing our ethos in continuous pursuit of new knowledge in dentistry. It also reflects a company of dentists with a shared vision of becoming an exemplar of clinical and teaching excellence.
Today, CODEN Specialists is evolving to offer Singapore’s own dental implant programme to dentists in the region.