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Course Aims
This programme offers dental practitioners the opportunity of higher training in the clinical skills required for aspects of general dental practice. It will provide a foundation for success and professional satisfaction in general dental practice.
The course centres on fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry, endodontics, and periodontology. The duration of the programme will be 1 year of full-time study with a minimum of 5 hours per week and a total of no less than 600 hours of prescribed educational and clinical endeavour.
The course aims to equip a graduate:
  • To be capable of assessing a patient’s general and dental health, have knowledge of the relevant disease processes, and be able to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan, including preventive care for adult patients;
  • To undertake competently, on the basis of experience gained during the course, clinical procedures of fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry including the use of new restorative materials, non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy, non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy; and to understand the relevant dental materials; and
  • To have a sound knowledge of the scientific basis of various treatment options and be able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in respect of the management of adult patients with compromised dentition.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Application and Enquiries
Mode of Attendance
FT (1 year)
Entrance Requirements
  1. A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
  2. A minimum of 1 year of general practice experience would be preferable.
Online Application
This programme is not offered in 2020-21.
Regulations and Syllabuses
Composition Fee
General Enquiries
Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544 / E-mail:
Programme Director
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