Dr. Samintharaj Kumar
CEO & Clinical Director
Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry (BDS) from Singapore in 2001 and Medicine (MBBS) from London in 2006. During his dental undergraduate period, he was the 1st South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent his final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. During medical school he received several prizes for excellence in academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthesia/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Singapore.
He has also extensive training in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with specialists in the non-surgical industry and has successfully providing such treatments since 2004. Additionally, he was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses and subsequently directed the Virtualign Aesthetic Training Courses since 2005. Dr Kumar is hence uniquely positioned in terms of having a very thorough understanding of Anti-Aging Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and its large overlap with Dentistry.
Dr Kumar provides the full clinical spectrum of Dental Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He has worked with various Dental Implant systems since 2004 including Nobel Biocare, Dentium, Zeramex, Osstem, Straumann and BioHorizons. He sees patients requiring complex dental rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. He accepts referrals for Dental Implant Placement, Sinus Lift Surgery, Complex Bone Augmentation, Periodontal / Gum Plastic Surgery, Zygomatic Dental Implants/ Tubero Pterygoid Implants, IMDO Surgery, Distraction Osteogenesis, Jaw Surgery which he also performs under intravenous sedation at Nuffield Dental Clinics. In 2009 he trained under Dr Paulo Malo in Lisbon following which he has been performing All on 4 / Teeth in a Day Implant surgeries and All on 4 bridge restorations both in England and in Singapore. Dr Kumar was also trained in the PinHole Surgical Technique by Dr John Chao. Dr Kumar was awarded a Fellowship to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, UK, Academy of Osseointegration and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry amongst others. He now lectures nationally and regionally for topics in Implant Dentistry. Dr Kumar has a keen interest in Tooth Straightening with Invisalign, Damon Braces and Pitts21 Braces. He has a special interest in MyoBrace and how teeth crowding can be corrected using myofunctional techniques in young children.
Dr Kumar previously lectured on the International Qualifying Examination Course at the Eastman and has taught on the Dentist on the Ward courses in Lincoln and Birmingham. He has published papers in internationally peer reviewed journals. He was an internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) and previously a mentor for the Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD). Postgraduate Examinations that he passed through formal examination include the MFDS RCS, Royal College of Surgeons in England, MFD RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England and the MBA, Sir John Cass Business School, London. In 2019 he was conferred as a Fellow to the International College of Dentists.
His services include seeing nervous patients, same day implants, dental implants, denture stabilisation, zygomatic implants, tubero-pterygoid implants, platelet rich plasma, Teeth in a Day, Sinus lift Surgery, Bone grafts, Bone Ring Technique, IMDO, Distraction Osteogenesis, Digital Smile Design, CEREC - CAD/ CAM Dentistry, CHAO Pinhole SurgeryTM, Lip Repositioning Surgery, Anti-wrinkle treatment. Sculptra and Chemical peels for rejuvenation of the face, TMJ pain, MyoBrace, Tongue Tie, Lip Tie, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Dentistry and anti-snoring treatment, Invisalign and Damon Braces. In addition he sees patients for wisdom teeth and difficult extractions. Due to his experience and previous training, Dr Kumar is particularly able to understand dental patients with complex medical conditions and able to advise specifically on their management within the dental environment.
Dr Kumar uses a Leica Microscope to increase the accuracy of the procedures he performs. In addition, he routinely uses a 3Shape 3D Dental Digital Scanner and iTero scanner for precision dental impressions which are crucial for Digital Smile Design & Treatment Planning.
He is particularly able to put nervous patients at ease and has a reputation for restoring confidence in them. He is a general dental practitioner. but owing to his hospital training and surgical background he frequently handles complex cases which have a large surgical focus and aesthetic demand.
Dr Kumar is available for consultation at all Nuffield Dental Clinics.
2000 David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award, International Association for Dental Research
2002 Certificate of Merit (1st year Preclinical) Top 10% of cohort
2002 The Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance (1st place out of 332 students)
2002 Friends of the Wellcome Trust award
2003 Certificate of Merit in Medical Sciences)
2004 Surgery/ Anaesthetics (Distinction)
2004 General Medicine (Distinction)
2004 Care of the Older Person/ Orthopaedics & Rheumatology(Distinction)
2004 General Medicine/ Oncology (Distinction)
2006 Faculty Tutor Commendation: Surgical Special Study Module in Day
2004 The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Student Bursary
2005 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons Medical Student Elective Bursary
2005 The Royal College of Physicians, Oscar Reginald Lewis Wilson Bequest & the Edmund Atkinson Memorial Fund
2005 Wellcome Trust Medical Student Elective Award
2005 Amulree Prize
2005 British Medical and Dental Students’ Trust Award
2005 Vandervell Foundation Award
2007 The Royal College of Physicians, Oscar Reginald Lewis Wilson Scholarship Prize,
2009 Singapore National Research Foundation/ National Medical Research Council Overseas Scholarship
2009 British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Endowments Grant
2009-2013 University College London Studentship, Institute of Child Health PhD
2011 Sir John Cass Business School Entrepreneurship Scholarship
2013 Deans Travel Fund, Institute of Child Health, University College London
Membership of Professional Societies
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
Associate Member, Asia Pacific Craniofacial Association
Member, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Member, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Royal Society of Medicine
Singapore Dental Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
British Dental Association
British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
Association of Dental Implantology, UK
European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Academy of Osseointegration