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Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry
Taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty
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Course Aims
The major emphasis of this programme is to train the student to be a clinically competent paediatric dentist, and hence the programme of clinical, laboratory, and didactic coursework is designed with this goal in mind.
On completion of the course, the candidate will have completed 3 years of formal training that is recognised as part of the requirements for specialization in Paediatric Dentistry in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the research project and thesis will prepare the candidate in scientific methodology so as to be equipped to critically analyse the literature and pursue a course of independent research, and to eventually become established in a field of research. This second emphasis should prepare the candidate for an academic career, if so desired. In addition, it also strengthens the candidate’s credentials as a clinician.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Course Syllabus
The syllabus includes:
  • Basic science related to dentistry (including medical statistics and epidemiology, and scientific background of medicine and dentistry)
  • Methodology in dental and oral research
  • Acid-etch composite restorations
  • Advances in restorative dentistry
  • Behaviour management of patients
  • Cast-bonded retainers
  • Clinical uses of fluorides
  • Conscious sedation
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Dentistry for the disabled child
  • Dentistry for the medically compromised child
  • Emotional and behavioural disorders of children and adolescents
  • Hospital dentistry
  • Management of cleft lip and palate patients
  • Management of trauma
  • Medical emergencies
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Oral pathology of the soft tissues and jaws
  • Oral surgical procedures for children
  • Pathogenesis and prevention of dental caries
  • Pharmacological management of patient behaviour
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Principles and practice of preventive dentistry
  • Pulp therapy for the primary and young permanent teeth
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Management of hypodontia
  • Principles of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning (including development of the occlusion, growth and development of the craniofacial complex, and guidance of eruption and interceptive orthodontics).
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Application and Enquiries
Mode of Attendance
FT (3 years)
Entrance Requirements
  1. BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Applicants should have at least 1 year of postgraduation experience.
Closing Date for Application Form: Closed
Regulations and Syllabuses
Online Application
Composition Fee
Programme Director
Professor C.K.Y. Yiu
Fax: (852) 2559 3803 / E-mail:
General Enquiries
Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544 / E-mail:
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