B.D.S., Ortho (Cert.), M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Dr. Siew-Ging Gong
Main Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry


Dr. Gong’s research explores various aspects of how the face grows, such as what genes are involved and how and why some facial birth defects (e.g., clefts of the lip and palate) occur. She is also interested in identifying ways to increase the rate of tooth movement during orthodontic treatment. 


Canada Research Chair (CIHR Tier 2) in Craniofacial Biology (2005-2010)

Select Publications

Hibberd CE, Bowdin S, Arudchelvan Y, Forrest CR, Brakora KA, Marcucio RS, Gong SG. FGFR-associated craniosynostosis syndromes and gastrointestinal defects. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Aug 2.

Ford H, Suri S, Nilforoushan D, Manolson M, Gong SG. Nitric oxide in human gingival crevicular fluid after orthodontic force application. Arch Oral Biol. 2014 Nov;59(11):1211-6

Chung SE, Tompson B, Gong SG. The effect of light emitting diode phototherapy on rate of orthodontic tooth movement: a split mouth, controlled clinical trial. J Orthod. 2015;42(4):274-83.