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Dr Hu Shijia

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  • Consultant, Paedodontics, National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore


BDS (2008), NUS, Cert Pediatric Dentistry (North Carolina), University of North Carolina, USA, PhD (Oral Biology), University of North Carolina, USA


Paediatric Dentistry

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Dr Hu is currently a consultant in the Discipline of Paediatric Dentistry at the National University Centre for Oral Health, where he manages the oral health of children. Additionally, he trains dental students and paediatric dentistry residents in his capacity as the undergraduate module coordinator for paediatric dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry (NUS), Dr Hu was the winner of multiple academic awards, on the Dean's list for multiple years, and was the Valedictorian for the class of 2008. After accepting the NUS overseas graduate scholarship, Dr Hu completed his residency in Pediatric dentistry at the University of North Carolina, where he was also awarded a PhD in oral biology. Professionally, he is a board-certified paediatric dentist with both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the Specialist Accreditation Board (Singapore). Dr Hu is also currently the President of the Society of Paediatric Dentistry Singapore.


  • Faculty of Dentistry Dean's List (2005-2007)
  • Valedictorian for class of 2008
  • Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal
  • Edmund Tay Mai Hong Medal
  • IFDEA Medal
  • Vellasamy Medal
  • University Medal
  • Academy of Medicine Medal
  • Singapore Dental Assoc. Presidents' Medal
  • Faculty of Dentistry Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • NTUC Denticare Medal, SDA prize
  • National University of Singapore-Overseas Graduate Scholarship
  • AAPD Graduate Student Research Award, Finalist
  • UNC Dental research and review Day, Turner Award
  • Faculty of Dentistry Excellence in Teaching Award (2020/2021)

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Paediatric Dentistry Singapore, President (2019-2022)
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International consultant of Council of Scientific Affairs
  • Specialist Accreditation Board (Singapore), Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

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