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Dr Saigo Leonardo

Dr Leonardo Saigo from National Dental Centre Singapore

Dr Saigo Leonardo

BDS (Singapore)

MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) (Singapore)

FAMS

Consultant

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Abscess - Dental, Cleft Lip and Palate, Dental Implant, Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgias), Impacted Wisdom Teeth, Jaw Surgery, Malocclusion, Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS), Obstructive Sleep Apnea - The Dental & Maxillofacial Management, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Tooth Avulsion (Knocked-out Tooth), Wisdom Teeth (Impacted).

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Deputy Head & Consultant Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

Dr Saigo graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2009 and began his career as a dental officer in the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics and National Dental Centre Singapore. 

He went on to train in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National University of Singapore and graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2014. He was subsequently accredited in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2016. 

Dr Saigo is currently a Consultant at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Dental Centre Singapore. His clinical expertise includes dento-alveolar surgery (impacted wisdom teeth), dental implant surgery, orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery), oral surgical pathology (oral cysts and tumours) and cranio-maxillofacial trauma surgery (jaw fractures). He also has a keen research interest in dental implants and bone bio-engineering. Dr Saigo has an academic appointment as a Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore.

Education

  • Masters of Dental Surgery (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), National University of Singapore – 2014 
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore – 2009 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore -  2016 to present
  • Secretary, Asian Congress on Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2020 Organizing Committee  - 2018 to present
  • Fellowship of Academy of Medicine (FAMS) - 2018 to present

Awards

  • Young investigator award (1st runner up), NDCS research day – 2014 
  • Singapore Dental Association President’s Silver Medal (First in the First Professional B.D.S.examination) – 2009 
  • Wrigley Company Book Prize (Second Best in Biochemistry) - 2005
  • Dr Tay & Partners Dental Surgeons Gold Medal (Best student in Anatomy) - 2005

Research Interests

  • Bone bioengineering 
  • Mandibular reconstruction 
  • Tissue scaffolds 
  • Alveolar bone grafting

Publications

  • Luan Yook Teh, Leonardo Saigo. Radiological Findings of a 57-year-old Male with Follicular Lymphoma of the Mandible. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2012, Volume 21:1 
  • Yilin Xie, Yingying Su, Seiko Min, Jianxia Tang, Bee Tin Goh, Leonardo Saigo, Sahar Ansari, Alireza Moshaverinia, Chunmei Zhang, Jinsong Wang, Yi Liu, Arash Khojasteh, Homayoun H. Zadeh, Songlin Wang. Collagen Sponge Functionalized with Chimeric Anti-BMP-2 Monoclonal Antibody Mediates Repair of Critical-Size Mandibular Continuity Defects in a Nonhuman Primate Model. BioMed Research International Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8094152, 11 pages 

Research Trials

  • Bone tissue regeneration using 3-D disc-shape Polycaprolactone-Tricalcium Phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds in combination with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells: in vitro study (Part1), Collaborator – 2015-2017 
  • Bone tissue regeneration using 3-D disc-shape Polycaprolactone-Tricalcium Phosphate (PCL-TCP) scaffolds in combination with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells: in vivo study (Part 2), Collaborator – 2015-2017 
  • Use of rhBMP-2 to enhance stability of orthodontic mini-implants, Co-Investigator – 2014-2015 
  • Antibody Mediated Osseous Regeneration (AMOR): Bioengineering bone in non-human primate model for repair of bony defects, Co-Investogator – 2013-2015