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About Dr. Ronnie Yap

Dr. Ronnie Yap is a former President of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and past President of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore. He was also previously an adjunct senior lecturer in the restorative dentistry department of the National University of Singapore. Dr. Ronnie Yap is currently a partner in a private group dental practice where half his time is spent on clear orthodontic aligner therapy and the other half on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

He has been an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider since 2011 and is also founder of the Aesthetic and Digital Dentistry Academy which provides training courses for dentist with live patient courses, hands-on and demonstrations.

He is on the expert panel of the MiCD (Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry) Global Network and has lectured extensively in Asia on the topic of aesthetic dentistry. In addition, he has a keen interest in nutrition, exercise and health.

Lecture Title: MiCD Concept in Clinical Practice


The concept of “First, Do No Harm” is attributed to the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. Fast forward to the 20th century and with the development of modern dentistry we find ourselves as dentist being able to transform smiles for patients without any aggressive teeth preparation. 


In this presentation Dr. Ronnie will give a brief history of the concept of minimally invasive dentistry and his experience of how the philosophy naturally evolved into the field of Cosmetic dentistry. He will share an update of how this concept was introduced as the MiCD Concept and philosophy through the MiCD Global Network . In addition he will provide details of the updated MiCD framework and treatment protocols that can be easily integrated into daily clinical practice.


Key Learning Points

  • Development of MiCD concept

  • Relevance of MiCD in clinical practice

  • MiCD Framework and treatment protocols

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