GDC is part of the Institute for Advanced Dentistry (IAD), a global centre of excellence for the management of complex and severe oral conditions. GDC-Online offers continuing dental and professional education to practising dentists and specialists. The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Advanced Courses are intended to blend into each other and expand the global reach of the Faculty. Currently, GDC-Online encompasses a professional digital video team with a well-equipped Digital Studio for the high-quality course production of pioneering dental contents for various levels of learners. The courses will be accessible not only from home but also from everywhere, ideally breaks the walls between learners and the content through this kind of learner-centred and technology-enriched approach. Hence, the GDC-online enables the maximization of the impact and potential of HKU’s role in global dental education.
The Digital Studio is a newly established and renovated studio space with a professional-grade green screen backdrop, operated by a team of dedicated video professionals with skill sets spanning across the whole video production spectrum. The video team members are Mr Vincent Fung, Senior Technical Officer; Mr Jaffa Lau and Mr Wang YuYang, Technical Officers; as well as Miss Karis Man, Executive Officer.
Equipped with commercial-grade video production equipment such as the latest 4K mirrorless cameras and a range of prime and zoom lenses, as well as a teleprompter and proper audio recording devices, we provide pre to post-production services including creative direction, technical set up, offline and online editing, audio mastering, 2D motion graphics and transitions, as well as virtual screen keying. Live streaming is also supported in the studio.
The trailer features Professor Matinlinna, Jukka Pekka, Dr James Tsoi (Assistant Professor) and Mr Ding Hao (PhD candidate) fromDental Materials Science. Trailer produced by TeLi.
Global Dental Campus - Online
Implant Dentistry MOOC
Led by Dr. Mattheos, this MOOC is taught by a dream-team of more than 20 international experts in Implant Dentistry. Each week offers specialized knowledge, presents evidence-based clinical procedures and actual patient cases for learners to engage with.
The MOOC includes 5 modules and runs over a period of 5 weeks. The journey of Implant Dentistry begins by exploring how discoveries in biology and technological developments led to the current practice of dental implants. Then, clinical cases are examined, patients’ needs and expectations are diagnosed while students gradually learn the principles of treatment planning. The current surgical procedures for placing implants and various restorative techniques are taught step-by-step , directed by current evidence and best practices. Finally, major threats and complications of implant procedures are investigate, while also discussing ways to ensure successful treatments and long serving implants.
First scientific analysis of the learning experience in our MOOC
How do dentists learn online? Who are the "diggers", the "browsers" and the "test-driven" learners? We analysed the anonymous data from the 7,000+ learners of the first round of the MOOC in Implant Dentistry and we came up with some interesting diverse learning behaviours! Which one is you? Take a look at this short video and our recently published paper to find out!
Inforgraphic on the results of a global survey
Did you know that fresh dentists start placing implants within 2 years after graduation? is it surprising that fresh graduates report fewer complications than more experienced clinicians when it comes to dental implants? Are the Universities picking up their responsibilities if filling the educational void in Implant Dentistry? How is implant dentistry practiced in 2019 worldwide? You can find answers to these question and more in our recent scientific study below!
Global Dental Campus - Online
Materials in Oral Health MOOC
Bringing together the expertise and best practices in dental materials and biomaterials in the rerun of the MOOC Materials in Oral Health, this course is taught by a professional team of 30+ local, regional and international dentistry professionals and experts in dentistry and dental materials.
This 4-week Oral Biomaterials course unveils the exciting and unique properties and clinical implications of some state-of-the-art dental materials, including titanium, zirconia and modern synthetic polymer-based composites. We are also going to look at the crucial roles of CAD/CAM technology and 3D printing in dental application and digital orthodontics.
Oral biomaterials today is an exciting area encompassing contributions from professional dentistry to biology, chemistry, physics, material science, mathematics and engineering. Whether you are dental practitioners and dental technicians, non-dental practitioners, dental students, university students from various disciplines, or senior secondary school students – this course will open your eyes to the magic of dental materials science. If you are a prospective university student, this course can open up new and exciting opportunities possibly leading to new career paths.
The Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong is the premier dental school in Southeast Asia and the only institution in Hong Kong that provides undergraduate and postgraduate dental degrees.