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Dean's Message

Thank you for taking a moment to visit the website of the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong.

Ours is the sole Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong and the only dental school in China where the medium of instruction is English. The strength of our relationships with the University, the professional community, academic colleagues, alumni, and industry, together with our outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes and intensive research activities, have enabled us to become one of the top dental schools in the world.

On the arrival of this “century of knowledge”, we embarked on a radical reform of the undergraduate dental curriculum, by introducing an emphasis on problem-based learning (PBL), which imparts skills such as critical thinking and self-directed, life-long learning. Our dynamic curriculum is highly regarded and widely acclaimed. Students also benefit from our state-of-the-art educational and clinical facilities, which feature the latest in computer, video, and CAD-CAM technology. Yet, outstanding instruction and advanced technology are only a means to an end. We are proud of the fact that we train and nurture skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate dental practitioners who are assured to make valuable contributions to the communities they serve.

I appreciate your interest in our website, and I hope it will meet your information needs. If you have any queries or feedback, please e-mail us at dentke@hku.hk.

Professor Lakshman Samaranayake
Dean of Dentistry, Chair Professor of Oral Microbiology,
Tam Wah-Ching Endowed Professor in Dental Science,
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
King James IV Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
Director, Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Lakshman P. Samaranayake