Many of us may recoil in horror at the thought of having our mouths poked and prodded by a dentist, Q&M Dental Group (SGX: QC7) shareholders may have a happier view of the dental profession.

The group owns the largest private network of dental clinics in Singapore, with 90 outlets across the island.

In Malaysia, Q&M Dental has 38 dental clinics and a dental supplies and equipment distribution company, and also operates a dental clinic in China.

The group posted a strong set of earnings for the first nine months of 2021, with revenue surging by 62% year on year to S$152.3 million and net profit soaring by 154% year on year to S$35.4 million.

Here are four things to know about the dental group.

Bukit Batok

Founded in Bukit Batok in 1996, by Dr Ng Chin Siau and his wife Foo Siew Juan, the competitively-priced services at Dr Ng’s Q&M Dental Surgery soon proved a popular choice for nearby residents.