University of Queensland
Dr Naomi Tan completed her dentistry training at the University of Queensland and graduated with honours. She enjoys keeping up with the cutting edge of dental science and regularly attends courses around the globe. Dr Tan’s patients rely on her wide ranging expertise, from routine dentistry to complex surgeries (wisdom teeth & implants), to maintain their oral health. She particularly enjoys helping her patients achieve the perfect smile through the use of orthodontics (braces).
Why did you become a dentist?
As a young child with a sweet tooth, I once suffered from a terrible toothache which required urgent dental treatment to be cured.
Since then, I became determined to learn how to take care of my own teeth, which eventually led me down the path of dentistry.
I believe that delicious sugary treats and good dental health are not mutually exclusive, and my goal is to help all my patients enjoy both!
What do you do in your free time?
I have a curious mind that has led me to many interests. Currently, I spend my free time trying to brew the perfect cup of mokapot coffee, as well as win a game of mahjong with the 13 wonders!
As dentistry can be a physically demanding job, I routinely work out on my off days to get stronger. Last year (in 2022), I set a personal best by doing 5 strict pull ups, and I’m happy to say it has actually made pulling teeth a lot easier!
What do you like the most about your job?
The sense of satisfaction that comes when I thoroughly complete treatment for my patients. This applies whether it is a simple scaling & polishing or a complex wisdom tooth extraction.
Why should you book an appointment with me?
I believe that good oral hygiene starts at home, and I always try to help my patients establish good dental habits.
As someone who frequented the dentist growing up, I understand how overwhelming it is to be faced with lots of dental jargon and alternative treatments. Now on the other side of the dental chair, I am honest and direct with my patients, allowing them to make well-informed decisions taking into consideration their individual constraints/preferences.