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  • Consultant, Endodontics, National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Lead, Endodontics, National University Centre of Oral Health, Singapore


BDS 2009, National University of Singapore, Singapore, M Endo RCS (Edinburgh) 2016, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, MDS (Endodontics) (Singapore) 2016, National University of Singapore, Singapore



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Dr Ode Wataru is a Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Endodontics, Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS) and Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS).

He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and subsequently with a Master of Dental Surgery (Endodontics) from NUS, with a membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He currently holds appointment as a Clinical Lead, Endodontics in NUCOHS and as an Assistant Dean (Continuing Education) in NUS.


  • NUHS Teaching Excellence Award 2020
  • Faculty of Dentistry Excellence in Teaching Award AY2018/2019

Journals & Publications

  1. Khoo ST, Lopez V, Ode W, Yu VSH, Lui JN. Psycho-social perspectives of nonsurgical versus surgical endodontic interventions in persistent endodontic disease. Int Endod J. 2022 May;55(5):467-479. doi: 10.1111/iej.13691. Epub 2022 Feb 9. PMID: 35141909.
  2.  Khoo ST, Ode W, Lopez V, Yu VSH, Lai C, Lui JN. Factors Influencing Quality of Life after Surgical and Nonsurgical Interventions of Persistent Endodontic Disease. J Endod. 2020 Dec;46(12):1832-1840. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2020.08.020. Epub 2020 Sep 6. PMID: 32898556.
  3.  Ode W, Lopez V, Wong ML, Schou L, Yu VSH. Understanding patients' and dentists' perspectives in dental trauma management: A mixed-methods study. Dent Traumatol. 2018 Oct;34(5):320-328. doi: 10.1111/edt.12415. Epub 2018 Aug 24. PMID: 29896936.

Professional Memberships

  • Singapore Dental Association
  • Society of Endodontists Singapore
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

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