What Our TPG Students Say

We are proud and privileged to be alumni of the HKU Faculty of Dentistry. We spent the two most memorable years of our lives in Hong Kong. We are privileged to have gained sound knowledge in our specialties from experienced professors, whom we whole-heartedly thank. Stimulating discussions with our teachers and enthusiastic support from the Faculty made a significant impact on our lives. It was a pleasure to work in the cheerful atmosphere in the clinics, and we would like to express our appreciation to all dental surgery assistants for their indispensable help.

— Dr Dipti Sajnani (MDS(Perio) 2010) and
Dr Anand Sajnani (MDS(PaediatrDent) 2009)


I chose to join a postgraduate programme at the HKU Faculty of Dentistry to know more about the scientific underpinnings of periodontal treatments and to improve my clinical skills, after having received my initial dental training in France. The Discipline of Periodontology at the Faculty is staffed by many experts in the field with whom I could discuss not only the classic and current literature, but also patient treatments. It was a very interactive learning environment. Nearly every week, visiting lecturers from other dental schools from around the world told us more about the latest advances in dentistry. It was also interesting to meet other students from different countries and to share our experiences and cultures. Although a big, exciting city, Hong Kong is safe and also has national parks for hiking and world-class beaches.

— Dr Jean-Francois Darnaudet (MDS(Perio), 2010)

The HKU Faculty of Dentistry is well known in South-East Asia. Based in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, the Faculty has state-of-the-art and highly sophisticated equipment and technology for clinical practice, research, and teaching. The hospital is also the only dental referral centre in Hong Kong. I feel very lucky to have been chosen to undertake the Master of Dental Surgery (Endodontics) degree at the Faculty, and have learnt a lot so far. As a clinician and academician, I have been able to upgrade my skills, and HKU has provided me with unlimited support and opportunity to seek scientific knowledge and information in my field. In particular, I have been introduced to the philosophy of research and design appraisal, as well as comprehensive dental care using sound evidence-based dental practice. After graduation, I hope to be able to disseminate the knowledge I have gained here to my dental school back home in Malaysia.

—Dr Irwan Soo (MDS(Endo), 2010)

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After graduating from HKU in 1991, I soon realised that to be a good general practitioner, one needs to constantly update one’s knowledge and truly embrace life-long learning. Lucky, I’ve had the opportunity to study several postgraduate courses at different universities in Hong Kong, and the MSc in Dental Materials Science at the HKU Faculty of Dentistry is one of the best. It allowed me to understand the basic principles of dental materials and handle the world’s most advanced research equipment in the field. It also provided me with a strong foundation for the use of dental materials in future, as well as for doing research in any dental field. In fact, after graduation in 2008, I stayed on at HKU to put what I had learnt into practice in the MSc in Implant Dentistry.

—Dr Wing-hung Chung (MSc(Implant Dent), 2011)

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After obtaining my Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia, I worked for several years in a variety of practices, including a private orthodontic practice and a Melbourne air-force base as a private contractor. It was during this time that I developed a keen interest in orthodontics. When deciding where to study for a Master’s degree in Orthodontics, I spent some time researching courses offered by universities around the world. The HKU Faculty of Dentistry impressed me with the quality of its research publications, and its recognition as one of the best universities in the world. I have immensely enjoyed the programme so far and have found Hong Kong to be an exciting and vibrant city. In fact, Melbourne seems quite sedate in comparison!

―Dr David Austin (MOrth, 2010)

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While I was a dentist with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia, between 2004 and 2008, I held various postings in oral surgery, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontology, and dental public health. I found Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery particularly interesting and rewarding, especially after challenging cases and the long hours, so I decided to pursue an MDS degree in the discipline. I chose to study at the HKU Faculty of Dentistry, because it’s one of the top teaching institutions in the world and the top in Asia, and has teachers who are rich with experience and knowledge. The Faculty also provides a good, conducive learning environment for postgraduates and the MDS(OMFS) programme allows students to have valuable hands-on practical experience in the clinical and surgical management of patients.

―Dr Tan Huann Lan (MDS(OMFS), 2011)

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