Dr. Soo-Wee Ong is a distinguished dental surgeon based in New Zealand, known for his expertise and dedication to the field of dentistry. Originally from Malaysia, Dr. Ong moved to New Zealand to pursue higher education and professional development. 

He runs courses for dentists to teach them the basic surgical skills and advanced surgical skills and is the founder of the Facebook group, DPR, which is a resource for all dental practitioners, no matter where you are in your journey.

Dr. Ong has built a reputable practice in New Zealand, where he specialises in a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, implantology, and oral surgery. His commitment to continuous learning has led him to participate in numerous international conferences and training programs, ensuring that he stays at the forefront of the latest advancements in dental technology and procedures.

Dr. Soo-Wee Ong’s blend of technical proficiency, compassionate care, and continuous pursuit of excellence has made him a prominent figure in New Zealand’s dental landscape, earning him a lasting legacy in the field of dentistry.

In this episode of The Savvy Dentist Podcast, Dr. Jesse Green uncovers Dr. Ong’s journey in business and life, including how he discovered his passion for weightlifting.

  • [3:51] – That moment when your best friend asks, “So why do you want to go into dentistry?”
  • [11:10] – The job as a specialist is to ‘educate’.
  • [21:29] – Finding confidence as a young dental practitioner.
  • [26:41] – Easy case, hard case, easy patient, hard patient … Dr. Ong discusses how he views the differences.
  • [35:18] – The evolution and the community power of the DPR facebook group, a tremendous service to our profession.
  • [43:50] – How an Oral Surgeon becomes a weightlifter in later life.