Merdeka Generation, Pioneer Generation & CHAS Subsidies for Dental Procedures

In a dedicated effort to make healthcare and dental care more affordable for its citizens, the Singaporean government has implemented a range of subsidies. These are channelled through the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), the Merdeka Generation package, and the Pioneer Generation package.

What is the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)?

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a government healthcare subsidy scheme in Singapore that helps lower-income individuals and families afford essential healthcare services. Among its offerings, CHAS also provides dental subsidies to eligible Singaporeans. CHAS dental subsidies aims to make dental care more accessible and affordable for those who need it the most.

How CHAS Dental Subsidy Scheme Works

Under the CHAS Dental Subsidy Scheme, eligible individuals can receive subsidies for selected dental services at participating dental clinics. The subsidies cover a portion of the dental fees, reducing the financial burden for patients. This encourages regular dental visits and promotes better oral health among the community. From routine check-ups and cleaning to more complex procedures like fillings, extractions, and denture services, the scheme ensures that cost isn’t a prohibitive factor for anyone seeking dental care.

To enjoy the CHAS Dental Subsidy, individuals need to present a valid CHAS card at the participating dental clinic. The subsidy amount depends on the CHAS card tier the individual qualifies for.

CHAS Card Tiers

CHAS cardholders are divided into three categories, each with different subsidy rates – Blue, Orange, and Green. The tier an individual belongs to depends on their household income and the Annual Value (AV) of their residence.

CHAS CriteriaCHAS Green CardCHAS Orange CardCHAS Blue Card
Household Monthly Income per PersonAbove $2,000$1,201 - $2,000$1,200 and Below
Annual Value (AV) of HomeAbove $21,000$13,001 - $21,000$13,000 and Below
  • CHAS Blue and Orange Cards: These cards are for lower- to middle-income households and cardholders receive higher subsidies for dental services. They provide subsidies for selected dental treatments, including scaling and polishing, fillings, extractions, and dentures.
  • CHAS Green Card: The Green tier, reserved for those with slightly higher income, provides moderate subsidies.


Merdeka Generation

The Merdeka Generation (MG) refers to Singaporeans born between 1950 and 1959. Members of this generation receive additional healthcare benefits, including dental subsidies, under the MG Package. Under this package, they receive a higher subsidy rate than regular CHAS cardholders, which translates to more affordable dental care.

Pioneer Generation

The Pioneer Generation (PG) package is for those born in or before 1949 and became citizens before 1987. Like the Merdeka Generation, the Pioneer Generation enjoys enhanced healthcare benefits, including dental subsidies. Pioneer Generation seniors are eligible for even higher subsidies for dental treatments at participating CHAS dental clinics.

Visit Family Dental Centre (FDC)

Family Dental Centre (FDC) is proud to be a CHAS accredited dental clinic, extending a warm welcome to all CHAS cardholders. We offer a broad range of dental services that are covered under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. Additionally, we recognise the Merdeka and Pioneer Generations, providing the enhanced dental subsidies they’re eligible for under their respective packages.

Frequently Asked Questions About CHAS Dental Subsidies

Yes, wisdom tooth extraction is generally covered under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. However, it is important to note that the coverage and subsidy amounts may vary depending on the specific treatment required and the participating dental clinic. 

At Family Dental Centre (FDC), we accept CHAS cardholders and offer a variety of dental services, including wisdom tooth extraction, under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme. We recommend contacting our team at FDC to understand the specific details about the subsidy coverage for this procedure at our clinics.

To claim the subsidies for dental services under the CHAS Dental Subsidy scheme, you need to present your valid CHAS card at the participating dental clinic. The subsidy amount will be deducted from the total cost of the dental treatment. Any remaining balance not covered by the subsidy will be your responsibility to pay.

To apply for a CHAS dental subsidy, you need to first check if you meet the eligibility criteria for a CHAS card. If eligible, you can apply for a CHAS card online or at selected CHAS Community Centres. Once you have your CHAS card, you can then proceed to avail the dental subsidies at participating CHAS dental clinics, like Family Dental Centre (FDC). Visit one of our clinics to learn more. 

Am I a Good Candidate?

To find out whether you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with our dentist for an initial consultation. Once the assessment of your dental health is done, our clinician will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.


Established in 2003, Family Dental Centre (FDC) is a leading chain of dental clinics in Singapore with the core mission of delivering quality and affordable dental care across the entire community. Aside from being a valued member of the Oracare Group, we are also recognised by the Singapore Medical Council and the Ministry of Health for our commitment to delivering quality dental services. This commitment has also earned us a feature in Dental Asia. We also take immense pride in being listed on HealthHub, Singapore’s leading health portal, further cementing our dedication to community-focused healthcare.  

Our team at Family Dental Centre continuously pursues excellent customer experience, taking the time to understand the unique needs of our patients. Our expansion to 12 strategically located outlets is a testament to our commitment to accessibility, complemented by a dedicated team of 32 elite dental surgeons. Each medical staff member undergoes consistent, rigorous training to meet your unique dental needs with personalised, top-tier care. Acknowledging Singapore’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity, our team is proficient in multiple languages, including English, Mandarin, and Malay, ensuring a more seamless and understanding healthcare experience for our diverse clientele.

With Family Dental Centre, you’re not just accessing  a dental service; you’re choosing a healthcare partner dedicated to lifelong excellence in your dental well-being. Learn more about FDC and discover why we are the right choice for your dental care needs.