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Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics
Taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty
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Course Aims
This taught programme is intended specifically for dentists who intend to pursue specialist endodontic training. The programme will enable students to acquire knowledge of the relevant clinical literature, to develop a scientific approach to problem solving, to learn to assess scientific papers, and to develop clinical endodontic skills to an advanced level.
A research project and dissertation will be required. The programme will provide a foundation for successful clinical practice, or a stepping stone towards an academic career. Teaching is undertaken by full- and part-time teachers of high calibre. Clinical training is done in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, in a setting fully equipped with surgical operating microscopes and the latest armamentarium for instrumentation, obturation, and periradicular surgery. A good working knowledge of periodontology, occlusion, implantology, and prosthodontics to enable sound treatment planning will be emphasized. The curriculum extends over a minimum of 36 months, full-time, and may include courses in other related disciplines.
At the end of the course, a graduate will be able:
  1. To assess a patient’s general and oral health, and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, which might include components from other dental disciplines;
  2. To undertake the clinical procedures of Endodontics to a more advanced level than that expected of the undergraduate course, and to have a knowledge and understanding of the relevant dental materials used;
  3. To treat patients requiring emergency and remedial dental care related to failed endodontic procedures;
  4. To be able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in respect of the management of patients;
  5. To critically assess the scientific literature and manufacturers’ advertising claims;
  6. To perform certain elements of Restorative Dentistry;
  7. To be proficient in providing clinical treatment under the surgical operating microscope or other magnifying aids; and
  8. To competently perform surgical periradicular procedures when appropriate.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Application and Enquiries
Mode of Attendance
FT (3 years)
Entrance Requirements
  1. A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience in general practice.
Closing Date for Application Form: Closed
Regulations and Syllabuses
Online Application
Composition Fee
Programme Director
Professor C.F. Zhang
Fax: (852) 2559 9013 / E-mail:
General Enquiries
Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544 / E-mail:
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