Embracing the Growth in Malaysia’s Dentistry with SmileBay Academy


The dental industry in Malaysia has been experiencing an impressive growth spurt in terms of the number of dentists, which nearly doubled from 2015 to 2019. The increasing number of professionals demonstrates that the growth of the industry is certain, as are the fiery ambitions of young professionals.

Spurring the incline in the number of dental professionals are the growth in populations and in the demand for quality dental services. Modern-day dentistry challenges too are increasing in difficulty. With the undeniable influence of social media platforms such as YouTube and Instagram, patients are increasingly seeking to fulfil their dental ideals, especially aesthetics-wise. They are fully aware of their wants and their desired outcomes. This provides a definite challenge to all dental service providers, especially in regard to “how” to reach patients’ desired outcome.

From advanced technologies and innovations in the dental field to quality dentist-patient interaction, SmileBay Signature is taking on the task of accommodating young and ambitious professionals, especially within the northern region of Malaysia, via its very own Smilebay Academy, where meeting contemporary demands from both patients and professionals is realised.


Invaluable Industry Insights

All interested dentists are welcome to participate in talks, seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts and leaders. SmileBay Academy provides a platform for knowledge-sharing on the latest developments in dentistry to ensure that dental professionals who are just starting their careers are able to hone their skills and address any knowledge gaps, and seasoned dentists are up to date in providing their patients with the best dental care possible.

Private study groups

SmileBay Academy is a part of the Dontia Alliance, a network of Asian dentists and dental specialists, which provides convenient access to training and guidance for partner clinics, while also expanding networking opportunities. Dentists can take advantage of this to form study groups, sharing and discussing insightful topics such as dentist-patient connection and single crown procedure to restoration of edentulism. This also facilitates comprehensive mastery of dental care and a healthy dentistry culture in the region.


Structured courses are also conducted within the advanced facility, which also provides easy access to state-of-the-art equipment. The courses are taught by highly certified instructors based on themes such as endodontics, orthodontics, aesthetic dentistry and implant dentistry.

The proliferation of dental professionals in our country reflects more than just an increase in the demand and overall growth of the industry; it also indicates increasing competition within the professional world. Only with continuous learning, discussions and willingness to progress will professionals be able to stay ahead of the competition.

If you are one of the professionals looking to upskill yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out to SmileBay to learn more.

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With more than 20 years of experience in dentistry, Dr Tan is extremely efficient in managing routine general cases such as scaling, filling and extraction, and particularly proficient in wisdom tooth removal.

Her patients take satisfaction in her painless approach, maintaining comfort and concise treatments on the dental chair. Dr Tan is also known to tackle complex extractions with accuracy and speed.

She enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients and always welcomes them for routine check-ups and hygiene appointments every six months.

Focus: General Dental Practice, Minor Oral Surgery Clinic Location: SmileBay @ Bayan Baru