About Us

ABOUT US

Established in 1999, we have been providing specialist care and comprehensive general dental treatment focusing on effective, honest and gentle care and education for all our patients. Employing the latest materials and technology, our objective is to solve your dental problems thus enabling a better quality of life through good oral health.



Our practice is a one stop centre for implant dentistry. The founder, Dr Darren Yap is a pioneer of dental implants in Malaysia as he has been placing dental implants since 1994. We are also a referral centre for complicated dentistry such as difficult extractions, wisdom teeth removal, intra oral cysts removal, biopsies, apicectomies and other minor oral surgical procedures.

Some of the innovations in our practice include state of the art 3D imaging technology, motorised dental injection syringes for minimal pain, sedative techniques for fearful patients, air polishers for efficient stain removal and diode lasers for minimal trauma and pain to soft tissues as well as disinfection of procedural sites.

We also practice high standards of infection control with the use of B class autoclaves for sterilisation of our instruments.

Dr Darren Y.Y. Yap

Dr Darren Y.Y. Yap

Dr Darren Yap graduated from the University of Malaya in 1992. He then obtained his Master’s in Oral Surgery with special emphasis on dental implantology from the Victoria University of Manchester, U.K. in 1995

Yap & Associates Dental Specialist Clinic was formed in 1999 providing comprehensive dental care while specializing in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

Dr Yap is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists as well as the International College of Continuous Dental Education. He has held numerous positions in the Malaysian Dental Association as well as the Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners’ Association.

Dr Yap is also a member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and the International Team for Implantology.

Dr Yap is also a part time clinical supervisor for the undergraduate program as well as the postgraduate diploma in implant dentistry at the Dental Faculty of the International Medical University.



Dr Soo graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Malaya in 1995. She pursued the Master of Dental Science (MDSc) in 2002, where she was awarded the Biasiswazah Scholarship from the same university. She also completed the International Program in Endodontics, at School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA.

She has been in general private practice for more than twenty years, specializing in root canal treatment. Dr Soo is highly experienced in the field of endodontics and manages moderate to complex root canal cases, referred by dental colleagues from all around Malaysia. Dr Soo also teaches part-time as a clinical lecturer in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has lectured and conducted hands-on workshops in endodontics and published scientific articles locally and internationally. Currently, she is the Vice-President of the Malaysian Endodontic Society.  

Dr. Mary Soo Wai Kuan

Dr. Tiew Yan Shan


Dr. Tiew Yan Shan

Dr. Tiew Yan Shan

Dr. Tiew Yan Shan graduated from Penang International Dental college in year 2015. Since then, she has worked in both government and private practice where she gains experience in treatment and management of anxious adult and child patients, emphasizing on comfort and care for the patients. In pursue of aesthetics in dentistry, she has then completed her Damon orthodontic master course for braces as well as being awarded Fellowship in implantology by ICOI so as to allow her to provide a better and more comprehensive treatment plan for her patients.



Dr Indah Yuri Noviaranny DDS, MDS (Clin) Orth is an orthodontist and a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). Dr Indah obtained the orthodontic specialist training from the Padjadjaran University, Bandung Indonesia, in 2005. With 15 years of clinical experience, Dr Indah is competent in managing simple to complex orthodontic cases. She attends to orthodontic patients at Soo Dental Surgery on Saturdays. 

Dr. Indah Yuri Noviaranny

Dr Indah Yuri Noviaranny