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Dr Koo Chieh Shen

Dr Koo Chieh Shen

BDS (Spore), MClinDent (Orthodontics) (UCL), M Orth RCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Associate Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Orthodontics, Dentistry

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Alveolar Bone Graft (ABG) for Children born with Cleft Lip and Palate, Braces, Cleft Lip and Palate in Children, Invisalign for Teens and Adults, Lip and Palate, Malocclusion, Obstructive Sleep Apnea - The Dental & Maxillofacial Management, Orthodontics, Orthognathic Surgery for OSA, Sleep Disorder Breathing.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Dental Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Cleft & Craniofacial Dentistry Unit KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Cleft & Craniofacial Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Associate Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre


Dr Koo Chieh Shen acquired his dental degree at the National University of Singapore in 2011. He completed a 3-year specialist Orthodontic training programme at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College of London and subsequently gained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016. Additionally, he is a Fellow to the Academy of Medicine Singapore and has his practice restricted to Orthodontics.

He is a highly experienced and passionate orthodontist, aiming to deliver the highest quality of care and orthodontic results for his patients. He has special interests in treating patients with Invisalign, tooth autotransplantation, sleep disordered breathing, surgery first orthognathic approach and other novel methods.


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore, 2011
  • Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics (Advanced training), University College London, 2016
  • Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 2016
  • Dental Specialist Accreditation, Dental Specialist Accreditation Board (DSAB) (Orthodontics), Singapore, 2021

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Committee Memberships
  • Chairperson, Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress 2023
  • Social Co-chairperson, Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress 2019
Professional Memberships
  • Vice-President, Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), 2021 - present
  • Member, World Federation of Orthodontists, 2017
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 2016
  • Member, Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Singapore, 2016


  • Silver award at Singapore Health Quality Service Award (SHQSA) organised by SingHealth, Jan 2020
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), First prize (2011)

Research Interests

  • Growth and interceptive treatment
  • Invisalign
  • Autotransplantation
  • Temporary anchorage devices
  • Surgery first orthognathic approach
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Cleft and craniofacial deformities


  • The temporary anchorage devices research terrain: Current perspectives and future forecasts! Gandedkar NH, Koo CS, Sharan JS, Chng CK, Vaid NR. Semin Orthod. 2018 Mar; 24(1): 191-206.
  • Role of the “Craniofacial Orthodontist” in a “Craniofacial Team”. Gandedkar NH, Koo CS, Chng CK, Por YC, Yeow VKL, Sng KW. J Indian Orthod Soc. 2017 Dec; Article in Press.
  • Recent advances in orthognathic surgery diagnosis and management: 3D image acquisition, virtual surgical planning, rapid prototyping, and seamless surgical navigation. Gandedkar NH, Koo CS, Chng CK. J Contemp Ortho. 2017 Mar; 1(2):12-19.

Research Trials