Dr Andrew Ow
Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr Andrew Ow is a MOH accredited specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). Upon receiving his of Bachelor of Dental Surgery from The University of Adelaide, Australia in 2001, Dr Ow undertook and completed his surgical training in OMS at The University of Hong Kong from 2003 to 2009, where he was conferred both the Masters in Dental Surgery (With Distinction) and Advanced Diploma in OMS from the university.
From 2009 to 2013, Dr Ow joined the academic staff of the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, where he was involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate OMS training. In 2010, Dr Ow was awarded the inaugural International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) Clinical Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, where he undertook a one year clinical fellowship at the Shanghai 9th People’s Hospital. In 2015, under the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Plan, Dr Ow received fellowship training at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in the areas of Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, TMJ Surgery and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Surgery.
Prior to moving into private practice, Dr Ow was Director of Service and Senior Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he led the OMS service and provided optimal patient care in many areas of OMS including orthognathic surgery, oral-maxillofacial trauma and obstructive sleep apnoea. Dr Ow was the clinical lead for the Orthognathic Surgery-Orthodontic clinical workgroup and Oro-Facial Trauma clinical workgroup and member of the TMD and Oro-Facial Pain clinical workgroup. Dr Ow was also the consulting OMS surgeon for the ENT-OMS joint clinic for OSA surgical patients, especially in the area of jaw surgery for OSA. Dr Ow has received several awards for his patient care, including the Service Ambassador Gold Award and the Service Quality Patient Experience Team Award.
Dr Ow has lectured both locally and internationally and is well-published in many peer-reviewed OMS journals. He is currently President of the College of Dental Surgeons Singapore, Academy of Medicine Singapore and a visiting Senior Consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and KK Women's and Children’s Hospital. Dr Ow was also a past member of the Dental Specialist Accreditation Committee (OMS) and examiner for the exit examination for dental specialists in OMS from 2013 to 2018.
His clinical interests are in the areas of dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, 3D virtual surgical planning for orthognathic surgery, surgery-first orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and reconstruction, surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea and oral-maxillofacial pathology.
LK Cheung, HDP Chua, F Hariri, J Lo, A Ow, LW Zheng, Distraction Osteogenesis. In Anderson, Pogrel and Kahnberg, editors: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2010
International Refereed Journals
Ow TCA, Cheung LK Meta-analysis of mandibular distraction osteogenesis: Clinical applications and functional outcomes, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 121(3):54-69, 2008
Ow AT, Cheung LK Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies versus Mandibular distraction osteogenesis: which is better? Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, 19:55-57, 2008
Ow TCA, Cheung LK Skeletal stability and complications of Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies (BSSO) and Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis (MDO): An evidence-based review, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 67(11):2344-53, 2009
Ow A, Cheung LK Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies (BSSO) versus Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis (MDO): A randomized controlled clinical trial comparing their stability, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Endodontology, 109(1):17-23, 2010
Cheung LK, Ow TCA, Chua HD Simultaneous modified oblique Lefort III and segmentalized Lefort I osteotomies, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 68(4):915-23, 2010
Ow TCA, Cheung LK Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomies versus Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: A prospective clinical trial comparing inferior alveolar nerve function and complications, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 39(8):756-60, 2010
Shen Y, Sun J, Li J, Ow A Long-term results of partial double barrel vascularized fibula graft in symphysis for large mandibular reconstruction, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 70(4): 983-91, 2012
Ma CY, Zhang CP, Zhong LP, Pan HY, Chen WT, Wang LZ, Ow A, Ji T, Han W Decreased expression of profilin 2 in oral squamous cell carcinoma and its clincopathological implications, Oncology Report, 26(4):813-23, 2011
Ji T, Ma CY, Ow A, Wang LZ, Sun J, Zhang CP Synovial sarcoma involving skull base – A retrospective analysis of diagnosis and treatment of 21 cases in one institution, Oral Oncology, 47(7): 671-6, 2011
Yang X, Ow A, Zhang CP, Wang LZ, Yang WJ, Hu YJ, Zhong LP Clinical analysis of 120 cases of intraoral lymphoepithelial cyst, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Endodontology,113(4):448-52, 2012
Zhong LP, Ow A, Yang WJ, Hu YJ, Wang LZ, Zhang CP Surgical management of solitary venous malformation in the midcheek region, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology Oral Radiology Endodontology,114(2):160-6, 2012
CY Ma, T Ji, YQ Wu, A Ow A jugulotympanic paraganglioma with craniocervical extension, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 41(2):221-4, 2012
Min R, Siyi L, Wenjun Y, Shengwen L, Ow A, Lizheng W, Chenping Z Toll-like receptor-9 agonists increase cyclin D1 expression partly through activation of activator protein-1 in human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells, Cancer Science, 103(11):1938-45, 2012
Min R, Siyi L, Wenjun Y, Ow A, Lizheng W, Minjun D, Chenping Z Salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma with cervical lymph node metastasis: a preliminary study of 62 cases, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 41(8):952-7, 2012
Chenping Z, Min R, Liqun X, Yongjie H, Wenjun Y, Tong J, Xingzhou Q, Siyi L, Ow A, Jizhuang M, Yiqun W Dental implant distractor combined with free fibular flap: a new design for simultaneous functional mandibular reconstruction, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,70(11):2687-700, 2012
Shen Y, Sun J, Li J, Li MM, Huang W, Ow A Special considerations in virtual surgical planning for secondary accurate maxillary reconstruction with vascularised fibula osteomyocutaneous flap, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 65(7):893-902, 2012
Ma CY, Ji T, Ow A, Zhang CP, Sun J, Zhou XH, Wang LZ, Sun KD, Han W Surgical site infection in elderly oral cancer patients: is the evaluation of comorbid conditions helpful in the identification of high-risk ones?, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 70(10):2445-52, 2012
Shen Y, Guo XH, Sun J, Li J, Shi J, Huang W, Ow A Double-barrel vascularised fibula graft in mandibular reconstruction: a 10-year experience with an algorithm, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 66(3):364-71, 2013
Liu S, Ow A, Ruan M, Yang W, Zhang C, Wang L, Zhang C Prognostic factors in primary salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma: an analysis of 376 cases in an Eastern Chinese population International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 43(6): 667-673, 2014
Ma C, Ow A, Shan OH, Wu Y, Zhang C, Sun J, Ji T, Pingarron Martin L, Wang L Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours in the head and neck region: retrospective analysis of clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 43(8): 924-932, 20i>
Ow A, Pienkowski L, Tan W, Mandibular reconstruction using a custom-made titanium prosthesis: A case report on the use of Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) and Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM/CAM), Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, 9(3): 246-250, 2016
He S, Kau CH, Liao L, Kinderknecht K, Ow A, Saleh TA The use of a dynamic real-time jaw tracking device and cone beam computed tomography simulation, Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery, 6(1): 113-119, 2016
Y Shen, J Li, A Ow, L Wang, M Li, J Sun Acceptable clinical outcomes and recommended reconstructive strategies of secondary maxillary reconstruction with vascularised fibula osteomyocutaneous flap: a retrospective analysis, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 70(3): 341-351, 2017
N Han, Z Zhang, SW Liu, A Ow, M Ruan, WJ Yang, CP Zhang Increased tumour-infiltrating plasmacytoid dentritic cells predicts poor prognosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma, Archives of Oral Biology 78:129-134, 2017
Gandedkar NH, Chng CK, Por YC, Yeow VKL, Ow ATC, Seah TE Influence of Bimaxillary Surgery on Pharyngeal Airway in Class III Deformities and Effect on Sleep Apnea: A STOP-BANG Questionnaire and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Study, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 75(11): 2411-2421, 2017
Yong CW, Ng WS, Yap SH, D’Souza J, Ow ATC Psychogenic Coma after dental surgery under general anaesthesia, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47(12):1613-1615, 2018