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Open a Dental Clinic in Singapore

Open a Dental Clinic in Singapore

The medical industry is one of the most developed and modern economic sectors in Singapore. The number of foreign doctors and researchers who have moved to Singapore has increased spectacularly in the past few years, which has determined the establishment of more and more private clinics in the city-state.

Nowadays, one of the most prolific branches of the medical industry is dentistry. Those who want to open dental clinics in Singapore must comply with strict regulations and are subject to specific licenses.

Our company formation agents in Singapore explain the steps for setting up a dental clinic below.

Singapore company formation steps for a dental clinic

Those who want to open a dental clinic in Singapore in 2024 must first register one of the business forms prescribed by the Commercial Code. In this case, the sole proprietorship, the partnership and the limited liability company are usually recommended for medical activities, such as providing dental-related services.

Those seeking to set up the dental clinic as a sole trader or partnership must have medical licenses in order to be allowed to operate in Singapore. In the case of limited liability companies, the owner can hire dentists to offer these services.

Once the company is registered, it will need to have suitable premises where it will operate and obtain an occupancy permit with the Building and Construction Authority in Singapore.

Following that, the medical licenses must be obtained with the Ministry of Health in the city-state.

Our company registration advisors in Singapore can help with the registration of the chosen business form with the relevant authorities.

The medical clinic license in Singapore

The license required to open a Singapore dental clinic in 2024 is the medical clinic permit which is issued by the Ministry of Health based on the following documents:

  • a blueprint of the premises;
  • a fire safety certificate;
  • information about the company.

There are also certain fees that must be paid upon filing for the medical clinic license which depend on the number of dentists in the company.

A special license is required for dental clinics equipped with X-ray laboratories.

Dental services market on the rise in Singapore

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of dentists enrolled in the public healthcare system has grown by more than 40%, reaching more than 500 by the end of 2022.

The private dental services market is also expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.8% by 2028 thanks to the high demand for:

  • general dentistry;
  • orthodontics;
  • periodontics;
  • cosmetic dental services.

The central region of Singapore has the largest market share in terms of service demand. Dental tourism is also expected to contribute to the rise of this industry, as more and more patients from neighbouring countries already visit the city-state for this purpose.

For assistance in registering a dental clinic, please contact our company formation representatives in Singapore.