Dr Tay is a General Dental Council registered Specialist in Periodontics and she divides her time between private practices and teaching. She leads the periodontology teaching at the Continuing Professional Department of Eastman Dental Institute, UCL and runs CPD courses for dentists and hygienists/therapists. Her past positions include postgraduate clinical teacher and supervisor, as well as clinical research assistant.
Dr Tay qualified as a dentist in 2004 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Having exposed to different work experience including general dental practice and hospital-based specialist units, she then completed her MFDS exam from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2008. Thereafter she went for a 3-year full time specialist training program focusing on Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. At the end of the training, she was awarded distinction for her Master in Clinical Dentistry and at the same time, she obtained a Certificate in Periodontology by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).
Dr Tay has extensive experience in managing advance gum disease as well as cosmetic reconstruction of smiles. Her main focus is on non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment including periodontal regenerative approach using evidence-based techniques. She also practices implant dentistry and is trained in managing peri-implant infection and diseases. She works closely with her colleagues of other specialties to restore functional dentition and achieve aesthetically pleasing smiles, whether in reducing gummy smiles or covering gum recessions. Her approach to therapy is based on prevention and minimal intervention while ensuring patient satisfaction.