Dr. Alan Tan
What are some of the things you are passionate about?
The first is dentistry. Being able to help patients regain confidence and self-esteem by improving their smile and appearance is one of the things I love doing most. The best part comes when they express that they appreciate your work and effort. Being recognised and appreciated for your hard work is always rewarding. Another thing I am passionate about is travelling to different countries to learn about different cultures.
What drives you to achieve the things that are important to you?
Desire and passion.
What is your philosophy in life?
Life is a constant process of learning, so never stop learning!
How do you define success?
Setting out goals is particularly important because it makes your progress visible. The accomplishment of each goal, to me, is success, whatever the goal may be. To own and run an advanced and modern oral healthcare centre, the ability to make a contribution to society, be it physically or financially, to develop and shape what I think is an ideal family are some of the goals I set for myself.
August Man Malaysia is a magazine for the discerning gentleman, what makes a gentleman in this era?
A man of intergrity is a gentleman. Not only should he be a man of his words and follow through with his commitments, he should also be well mannered and humble. He embraces people from all walks of life from different social and economic backgrounds. Describe your sense of style. I prefer not to have it fixed. I like to experiment with new styles. Having said that, I always favour simple yet trendy styles.
The A-Listers is about experiences. Describe your ultimate experience.
I have had the opportunity to meet a group of experienced and successful entrepreneurs and achievers from diverse backgrounds. The sharing of experiences between us has always been interesting and enriching.