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Clin Assoc Prof Tay Andrew Ban Guan

Clin Assoc Prof Tay Andrew Ban Guan

BDS (Singapore)

MDS (Singapore)

FDS RCS (Edinburgh)

FAMS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at National Dental Centre Singapore

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Surgery & Surgical Oncology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Sub-specialties: Orofacial Nerve Repair

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Abscess - Dental , Apthous Ulcers , Dental Implant , Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgias) , Impacted Wisdom Teeth , Jaw Surgery , Missing Teeth and Tooth Replacement , Nerve Injuries , Temporomandibular Joint Disorder , Wisdom Teeth (Impacted) .

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore


Cl A/Prof Andrew Tay graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with the Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1989. He did his oral surgical residency at the Government Dental Clinic from 1991 to 1994. He was awarded the Master in Dental Surgery (MDS) by the National University of Singapore, and the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1999. 

Cl A/Prof Tay trained in the management of trigeminal nerve injuries in the orofacial region under the Ministry of Health HMDP programme at the University of North Carolina from 2001 to 2002. 

He is currently a Senior Consultant in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, National Dental Centre, Singapore (NDCS), and Associate Director, MDS OMS Residency Programme at the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS. 

He is also a Visiting Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre, where he operates as a member of the OOKP Team.


  • FAMS, Academy of Medicine Singapore (1999) 
  • FDS RCSEd, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (1994) 
  • MDS (OMS), National University of Singapore (1994) 
  • BDS, National University of Singapore (1989) 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Head, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NDCS Jan 2012 - Dec 2020 
  • Associate Director, MDS OMS Residency Training Programme & Member, Specialist Committee for OMS, FOD, NUS Mar 2015 - present 
  • Member, National Dental IT Advisory Group (MOH) Feb 2016 - present 
  • Member, SingHealth Pharmacy & Therapeutics Council Oct 2014 - Oct 2018 
  • Member, SingHealth Medication Safety Workgroup Aug 2013 - Dec 2020 
  • Chairman, Dental Specialty Accreditation Committee (OMS) Jun 2012 - Feb 2013 
  • Subject Expert (Clinical Research), SingHealth Institutional Biosafety Committee Jan 2010 - Dec 2019 


  • National Day Award - Long Service Medal - 2017 
  • ORH ACP Excellence in Teaching Award - 2016 
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award (Gold) - 2014 
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award (Silver) - 2012 
  • Singapore Excellent Service Award (EXSA) - 2008 
  • University Bronze Medal - 1989 

Research Interests

  • Nerve injury care 
  • Oral pathology 


  • Tay ABG, Lai JB, Lye KW, Wong WY, Nadkarni NV, Li WY, Bautista D. Inferior alveolar nerve injury in trauma-induced mandible fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015, 73:1328-1340. 
  • Nagadia R, Tay ABG, Chan LL, Chan ES-Y. The spatial location of the mandibular canal in Chinese: a CT study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2011, 40:1401-1405. 
  • Tay ABG, Poon CY, Teh LY. Immediate repair of transected inferior alveolar nerves in sagittal split osteotomies. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008, 66:2476-2481. 
  • Tan DTH, Tay ABG, Theng JTS, Lye KW, Parthasarathy A, Por YM, Chan LL, Liu C. Keratoprosthesis surgery for end-stage corneal blindness in Asian eyes. Ophthalmol 2008, 115:503-510. 
  • Tay ABG, Zuniga JR. Clinical characteristics of trigeminal nerve injury referrals to a university centre. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007, 36:922-927. 
  • Tay ABG, Tan DTH, Lye KW, Theng J, Parthasarathy A, Por YM. Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis surgery: a combined ocular-oral procedure for ocular blindness. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007, 36:807-813. 
  • Tay ABG. Buccal corticotomy for removal of deeply impacted mandibular molars. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2007, 45:83-84. 
  • Tay ABG, Go WS. Effect of exposed inferior alveolar neurovascular bundle during surgical removal of impacted lower third molars. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004, 62:592-600. 
  • Tay ABG, Peck HLR. Solitary fracture of the articular eminence. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2001, 59:808-810.
  • Tay ABG. Long-standing intranasal foreign body: an incidental finding on dental radiograph. A case report and literature review. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2000, 90(4):546-54. 
  • Tay ABG. A 5-year survey of oral biopsies in an oral surgical unit in Singapore: 1993-1997. Ann Acad Med Sing 1999, 28:665-671. 
  • Tay ABG. Hazard: Denture clasps embedded in oral tissues - case reports. Sing Dent J 1997, 22(1):18-21. 

Research Trials