Saturday, July 31, 2021

Up 72%: Q&M Dental (SGX: QC7)

Q & M Dental Group (Singapore) Limited (“Q & M” or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) (SGX: QC7.SI) is a leading private dental healthcare group in Asia. The Group owns the largest network of private dental outlets in Singapore, operating 85 dental outlets across the country.

 Underpinned by about 230 experienced dentists and more than 350 supporting staff, the Group sees an average of 40,000 patient visits a month in Singapore. The Group also operates 5 medical clinics and a dental supplies and equipment distribution company. Outside of Singapore, the Group has 37 dental clinics and a dental supplies and equipment distribution company in Malaysia, as well as a dental clinic in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). 

Q & M is also the substantial shareholder of Aoxin Q & M Dental Group Limited, a dental Group listed on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange, which operates dental clinics and hospitals primarily in the North-eastern region of the PRC. 

The Group aims to expand its operations geographically and vertically through the value chain in Malaysia, the PRC and within ASEAN. In 2018, the Group made inroads into the development of advanced technology in healthcare with the establishment of EM2AI Pte. Ltd. ("EM2AI", formerly known as Q & M Dental AI Pte. Ltd.). EM2AI focuses on developing AI-powered solutions in diagnosis and treatment planning. 

In 2019, the Group expanded into dental postgraduate education with the establishment of the Q & M College of Dentistry. It offers Singapore’s first private postgraduate diploma programme in clinical dentistry. 

In 2020, the Group also expanded into the medical laboratories and research industry with the incorporation of Acumen Diagnostics Pte. Ltd. (“Acumen”). Acumen currently focuses on the manufacture, sale and distribution of COVID-19 diagnostic test kits, as well as COVID-19 testing.