Datuk Dr. Teo Choo Kum PJN

BDS (Singapore), MSc in Conservative Dentistry (London)
Artius Pavilion

Master of Science (MSc) in Conservative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Institute, University of London

NSR Certified Specialist in Restorative Dentistry (NSR No: 128517)

Diplomate of the Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry

After obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Singapore in 1972, Datuk Dr. Teo Choo Kum PJN, began his career as a Dental Officer with the Malaysian Ministry of Health before commencing general dental practice in Taiping, Perak in 1974. 

In 1982, he was awarded a British Council scholarship to pursue a Master of Science degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University of London.

Returning to Kuala Lumpur in 1984, he joined Tam Dental Surgery as a specialist in Restorative Dentistry. Apart from practicing professionally, Datuk Dr. Teo also played an active role in the educational aspect of the dental industry. 

From 1989 to 1997, he was appointed as a part-time lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. He was also a visiting Dental Consultant to Tung Shin Hospital, Tawakal Hospital and Subang Jaya Medical Center for over 15 years.

In July 2015, he joined Artius Dental Group and established Teo Prosthodontist Sdn. Bhd. From March 2017 onwards, he is based at Artius Pavilion Dental Clinic Kuala Lumpur as a Restorative Dentistry Specialist. 

He is a visiting Consultant to Artius Encia Dental Specialist, Artius Dental Specialist Centre and Pusat Pembedahan Pergigian Artius at Menara See Hoy Chan, Kuala Lumpur.

Datuk Dr. Teo has held various positions within the dental community, and has been constantly recognised for his contributions to the field. He was a past President of both the Malaysian Dental Association and Malaysian Endodontic Society. 

He was appointed by the Honorable Minister of Health as a Council Member of the Malaysian Dental Council for 6 years and has also served as a Trustee of the MDA Foundation. 

Datuk Dr. Teo is a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, an Honorary Fellow of the Asian Oral Implant Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education, APDF. 

He was also a Board Member cum Examiner of the Asia Pacific Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Over the course of his career, he has helped organise International Dental Conferences such as the Asia Pacific Dental Congress and the FDI World Dental Congress in Kuala Lumpur. 

For his numerous contributions to the dental profession and the community at large, Datuk Dr. Teo was awarded the royal status of “Panglima Jasa Negara” by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di Pertuan Agong (His Majesty the King of Malaysia) entitling him to use the honorific title of “ Datuk” in 2005.