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Postgraduate Prospectus for 2014 Entry

Taught Postgraduate Programmes (MDS, MSc, AdvDip)

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The HKU Faculty of Dentistry offers three levels of postgraduate programmes: Master of Science, Master of Dental Surgery and Advanced Diplomas. All our courses continue to generate a high level of interest among dental practitioners both locally and overseas. Our team of well-qualified and dedicated staff with international backgrounds is committed to providing a solid foundation for your future career.

The Master of Science course in General Dentistry offers further training and knowledge for dental practitioners who wish to acquire further education and training in general dentistry. The Master of Science course in Community Dentistry is part of the training to become a specialist in that field in Hong Kong. The Master of Science in Dental Materials Science is offered also to non-dentists. All MSc courses are 1-year full-time course, except the Master of Science in Implant Dentistry which is offered on part-time basis only, whereas the MSc course in Community Dentistry is offered also in the part-time mode.

Master of Dental Surgery courses are offered in seven clinical disciplines, and six of the courses form part of the training pathways to become a dental specialist in Hong Kong. All MDS courses last 3 years full-time.

Advanced Diploma courses are offered in two of the specialist disciplines and are part of the local specialist training in those fields. Advanced Diploma courses comprise advanced study and clinical practice relating both to the specific field of study and to the multidisciplinary setting. They are intended for practitioners who have already completed
higher education in a specific field. The Advanced Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is full-time (2 years), and Orthodontics is part-time (2 years).

After completing a course, not less than 30 months, candidates can sit for the Membership examination in that specialty, which is held by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh practically every year.

Prof Nabil Samman
Associate Dean for Postgraduate and Continuing Education

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Dental Materials Science

Master of Science in Dental Materials Science [MScDMS] (1 year full-time)

Dental Public Health

Master of Science in Community Dentistry [MSc(CommunityDent)] (1 year full-time)

Endodontics

Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics [MDS(Endo)] (3 years full-time)

General Dentistry

Master of Science in General Dentistry [MSc(GeneralDent)] (1 year full-time)

Implantology

Master of Science in Implant Dentistry [MSc(ImplantDent)] (2 years part-time)

Master of Dental Surgery in Implant Dentistry [MDS(ImplantDent)] (3 years full-time)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery[MDS(OralMaxFacSur)] (3 years full-time)

Advanced Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery [AdvDipOMS] (2 years full-time)

Orthodontics

Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics [MDS(Orthodontics&DentofacialOrthopaedics)](3 years full-time)

Advanced Diploma in Orthodontics [AdvDipOrth] (2 years part-time)

Paediatric Dentistry

Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry [MDS(PaediatrDent)] (3 years full-time)

Periodontology

Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS(Perio)] (3 years full-time)

Prosthodontics

Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics[MDS(Prostho)] (3 years full-time)

General Enquiries for Taught Postgraduate Programmes:

Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544; E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk or
Professor Nabil Samman (Associate Dean for Postgraduate & Continuing Education)
Fax: (852) 2857 5570; E-mail: nsamman@hkucc.hku.hk

Specific Enquiries for Taught Postgraduate Programmes:
Please contact the appropriate Programme Director shown in the following pages.

On-Line Application:
On-Line application will be available at http://www.asa.hku.hk/admissions/tpg/frontpage/welcome.htm in late November 2013.

 

Dental Materials Science

Master of Science in Dental Materials Science [MSc(DMS)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or a degree/other qualification of equivalent first-degree standard from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose.

2.

To satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

Name: Dr. J. P. Matinlinna
Fax: (852) 2548 9464
E-mail: jpmat@hku.hk

 

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

Course Aims:

This programme will be of value to dentists wishing to gain a deeper understanding of their daily work. It also will be of interest to science and engineering degree-holders contemplating an attractive interdisciplinary career, will provide a strong foundation for research study, and will be of substantial value to individuals wishing to teach materials science in dentistry or medicine, whether or not clinically qualified. This programme does not involve patient contact.

The MSc(DMS) is a programme of advanced study designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of biomaterials; structure at molecular, microscopic, and macroscopic levels; adhesion promotion; setting reactions; mechanisms of reaction and mechanical failure; testing and validation; adhesion promotion; and behavior in all relevant aspects of each class of material used in dentistry, in relation to their function, application handling, and service. The programme consists of: tutorials, lectures, seminars, common courses, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, optional courses, e-learning applications, self-guided learning, and journal based learning (JBL) etc. as our learning modes. Students will practice scientific presentation skills, give a seminar presentation in the Annual MSc(DMS) Post-Graduate Student Seminar and write a scientific paper based on their laboratory research project, in addition to the MSc(DMS) thesis.

Successfully graduated students may find their career, in addition to clinical dentistry (if with a BDS certificate), in teaching & learning, research & development, quality control, marketing, logistics, production, engineering, and consulting. Due to the rise of average life expectance, biomaterials science has been estimated to have expanding and auspicious chances.

Course Syllabus:

The course includes the following:

- impression materials;
- model and waxes;
- model, die materials and waxes;
- cements and lining materials;
- dental amalgams;
- porcelain and zirconia;
- metal-ceramic systems ;
- abrasives and polishing materials;
- biomaterials

- investment materials;
- dental resin-based restoratives;
- dental metals and alloys;
- acrylic and other polymers;
- implant materials
- solders and fluxes;
- instruments, tools, and other equipment
- Fibre-reinforced composite (FRC).

and other relevant materials. It will also include, where appropriate, the processes used in fabrication and finishing, interactions in the biological context of usage (e.g., toxic and other hazards), and the recognition of faults and their causation.

Emphasis is placed on the explicability of materials-related phenomena from structure-property relationships, in the context of clinical teaching, on the universality and applicability of the ideas to materials in general (as opposed to products), and on the means by which dental practitioners may make knowledge-based rational decisions concerning treatment.

The theoretical course is reinforced by practical experience of the design, execution, interpretation, and reporting of experimental investigation of aspects of properties or behaviour of selected materials, thereby encouraging deeper exploration of general and particular principles.
On completion of the course, the student should have a good knowledge of all relevant concepts and be competent in justifying selection criteria and manipulation instructions for all classes of materials relevant to the practice of dentistry. The student will also have gained competence in a range of laboratory techniques, experimental principles, planning a research project, literature searching, and scientific writing.

(Note: This course does not involve patient contact.)

Mode of Attendance: FT (1 year)

Dental Public Health Master of Science in Community Dentistry [MSc(CommunityDent)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

Name: Prof. E.C.M. Lo
Fax: (852) 2858 7874
E-mail:
hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 January 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 

Course Aims:

The MSc(CommunityDent) curriculum extends over not less than 1 year of full-time study, or the equivalent by part-time study, and is designed to enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and competence in Community Dentistry by means of a prescribed course of study and a supervised research project.

The programme involves advanced study and research into the theory and practice of preventive dentistry, oral epidemiology, related behavioural sciences, and systems for the provision of dental health care and their administration. It will include lectures, tutorials, clinical work, project assignments, and training in research methods.

Course Syllabus:
The course includes the following:

  • modules offered by the School of Public Health in public health practices, epidemiology, health economics, and administrative medicine,
  • modules on biostatistics and research methods in community dentistry,
  • modules on oral epidemiology and disease prevention,
  • modules on oral health policy and promotion,
  • practice on conducting oral health education programmes,
  • practice on provision of community dental service,
  • conducting a dental research project.

Mode of Attendance : FT (1 year)

Endodontics

Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics [MDS(Endo)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Application

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

A minimum of 1 year of work experience.

3.

Primary Fellowship preferred but not essential.

Professor G.S.P. Cheung
Fax: 2559 9013
Email: spcheung@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 January 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

Course Aims:

The 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 microscope 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.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

General Dentistry

Master of Science in General Dentistry [MSc(GeneralDent)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

A minimum of 1 year of general practice experience would be preferable.

Name: Prof. T.W. Chow
Fax: (852) 2547 0164
E-mail:
twchow@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

This programme is not offered in 2014-2015

- Regulation and Syllabus

 

 
 

Course Aims:

The 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 per week and a total of no less than 600 hours of prescribed educational and clinical endeavour.

The course aims to equip a graduate:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. to have a sound knowledge of the scientific basis for various treatment options and be able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in respect of the management of adult patients with compromised dentition.

Mode of Attendance: FT (1 year)

Implant Dentistry

Master of Science in Implant Dentistry [MSc(ImplantDent)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or a degree or other qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution.

2.

License to practice dentistry in Hong Kong

Name: Dr N. Mattheos
Fax: (852) 2858 6114
E-mail:
mattheos@hku.hk

Deputy Programme Director:
Name: Dr Edmond H.N. Pow
Fax: (852) 2858 6114
E-mail:
ehnpow@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

Course Aims:

The Master of Science in Implant Dentistry is designed for general dental practitioners who wish to incorporate dental implants into their clinical practice and to develop clinical competencies up to a straightforward level. The programme aims to provide general practitioners with confidence in patient selection, diagnosis, treatment planning and execution of straightforward implant cases. Apart from developing a good understanding of the biological basis of implant dentistry, the programme will provide supervised clinical training to allow dentists to safely carry out the surgical and restorative procedures, as well as design and execute the maintenance of patients with dental implants.

Course Syllabus:

All the components of the course are compulsory. Emphasis is placed on practical training in diagnosis and treatment planning to allow safe and proper incorporation of implants into comprehensive dental care. The course includes the following:

  1. Clinical practicum and didactic components comprising basic sciences in relation to implant dentistry; diagnosis and treatment planning; imaging; patient selection; presurgical patient preparation; surgical aspects of implantology; restorative aspects of implantology; maintenance of implant-supported prostheses; maintenance of peri-implant health; diagnosis and management of peri-implant biological complications; laboratory techniques and CAD/CAM technology; research methods in implantology; advances in implant technology.
  2. Clinical paper or project report.
  3. Directed self-study.

Mode of Attendance: PT (2 years) (limited to local dentists)

Master of Dental Surgery in Implant Dentistry [MDS(ImplantDent)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in general practice.

 

Name: Dr N. Mattheos
Fax: (852) 2858 6114
E-mail:
mattheos@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

Course Aims:

The MDS curriculum in Implant Dentistry is designed dentists who want to reach specialist level competence within implant dentistry. Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will be have the skills and competences to independently undertake the planning and execution of advanced and complex patient treatments with dental implants. The programme has a solid and broad academic basis and extends to cover the biological basis as well as surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry.   

Theoretical knowledge and clinical competence is achieved through a wide array of teaching methods, which include adequate supervised clinical work, prescribed coursework, clinical seminars, research seminars and case based learning. Moreover, training in clinical or laboratory research related to implant dentistry and a supervised research project are included in the programme.

Course Syllabus:

The coursework will enable the student:

  • To acquire a knowledge of the literature relevant to implant dentistry and related fields such as biology, periodontology, prosthodontics and occlusion,
  • To acquire basic scientific skills,
  • To develop a scientific approach to patient treatment,
  • To learn to assess and evaluate the quality of scientific articles,
  • To learn how to implement scientific evidence in treatment planning.

Furthermore, the programme will enable the student to acquire the necessary skills in diagnosis and treatment planning, in implant installation, in prosthetic reconstruction and in maintenance of the implant patient. Moreover, the diagnosis, prevention and management of biological and technical complications are to be mastered.

In addition, the student will acquire familiarity with related dental and medical disciplines as well as the biomedical sciences relevant to implant dentistry.

The course will include oral and written examinations of clinical and research findings as well as a research project to be planned, conducted and subsequently analysed and presented as a written thesis or a publishable manuscript to a committee including the External Examiner.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery [MDS(OralMaxFacSur)]


Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2

.

A minimum of 2 years of work experience would be preferable but not essential.

Name:  Dr. J. Lo
Fax: (852) 2559 9014
E-mail: drjohnlo@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 January 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

Course Aims:

The MDS curriculum in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery extends over 3 years of full-time study. It is designed to enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and competence in oral and maxillofacial surgery by means of a prescribed course of study and a supervised research project.

The programme will enable the students to acquire familiarity with most pathological conditions affecting the mouth and jaws; an understanding of the principles of patient management and experience in in-patient care; basic skills in oral surgery and selected aspects of maxillofacial surgery; and knowledge of the relevant literature and ability to assess such literature critically.

The programme, where desired, forms the basis for further training to achieve accreditation as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hong Kong.

Course Syllabus:

  1. Basic theoretical knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the widest sense, including dentoalveolar infection; diagnosis and patient assessment; endosseous implantology; in-patient care; medical problems; orthognathic surgery; pain control; pathology of soft and hard tissues; radiographic and imaging techniques; surgical principles, techniques, and complications; and wound healing.
  2. Clinical competence in dentoalveolar surgery and more advanced techniques where appropriate: dentoalveolar surgery; orthognathic surgery endosseous implantology; and intraoral soft tissue surgery.
  3. Basic knowledge of intravenous sedation techniques and clinical competence in intravenous sedation for dentoalveolar surgery.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

Advanced Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery [AdvDipOMS]


Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

A Master’s degree in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of this University or an equivalent qualification.

Name:  Dr. J. Lo
Fax: (852) 2559 9014
E-mail: drjohnlo@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 January 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 
 

Course Aims:

The Advanced Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a programme designed to provide advanced clinical education and training in the specialty. It is intended for those with 3 to 4 years training in OMS and who are seeking to complete the requirements for specialist recognition in Hong Kong. The course will enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and clinical competence in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Course Syllabus:

  1. Advanced knowledge of the scientific and clinical aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery in its widest sense.
  2. Clinical competence in a broad range of subspecialties of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, implantology, temporomandibular joint surgery, and cleft lip and palate.
  3. Submission of a research paper to an international journal.

Mode of Attendance: FT (2 years)

 

OrthodonticsMaster of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics [MDS(Orthodontics&DentofacialOrthopaedics)]


Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

Minimum of 2 years of general dentistry.
3. A fellowship from one of the Colleges is desirable.

Name: Dr. B.S. Khambay
Fax: (852) 2559 3803
E-mail: bkhambay@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

This programme is not offered in 2014-2015

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 
 

Course Aims:

The general objective of the programme is to educate dentists to become specialists in orthodontics with a solid and broad academic background and adequate clinical experience in different treatment methods by means of prescribed coursework, supervised clinical work, and a supervised research project.

The coursework will enable the students to acquire a knowledge of the relevant literature; to acquire basic scientific skills; to develop a scientific approach to solving problems; to learn to assess and criticize scientific papers; to undertake typodont courses and implement techniques in clinical orthodontics to an advanced level; to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in the management of all kinds of young and adult orthodontic patients; to acquire familiarity with related dental/medical disciplines and the biomedical sciences relevant to orthodontics; and to receive training in research methods.

The programme will include an oral and written examination of clinical and research findings, as well as a research project to be planned, conducted, and then presented as a written thesis or a publishable paper to a committee including Internal and External Examiners.

 

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

Advanced Diploma in Orthodontics [AdvDipOrth]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Applications

A Master degree in the field of Orthodontics of this University or an equivalent qualification.

Name: Dr. B.S. Khambay
Fax: (852) 2559 3803
E-mail: bkhambay@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 
 

Course Aims:

The programme aims to equip students to diagnose complex dentofacial anomalies; to formulate a treatment plan and predict its course; to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams for the treatment of orthodontic/surgical problems and care of cleft palate patients; and to practise orthodontics to a high professional and ethical standard.

The coursework will provide students with knowledge of the relevant literature and the necessary experience to integrate theoretical and clinical knowledge in respect of the management and orthodontic treatment of patients with complex craniofacial deformities in the interface with maxillofacial surgery and other related disciplines.

Students will be required to plan and conduct a research or clinical project, and present it as a written report to a committee of Internal and External Examiners. 

Mode of Attendance: PT (2 years)

Paediatric Dentistry

Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry [MDS(PaediatrDent)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Application Form

1.

BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

Applicants should have at least 1 year of postgraduation experience.

Name: Professor C.K.Y. Yiu
Fax: (852) 2559 3803
E-mail:
ckyyiu@hkucc.hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 
 

Course Aims:

The major emphasis of the 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.

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, and stainless steel crowns, management of hypodontia, and 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).

The student will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning modes.

The student is required to prepare cavity preparations on manikins and other assigned work in order to acquire technical skills. A research project is to be planned, conducted, and then presented as a written thesis. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at an international conference and to prepare the work for publication in a journal.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

Periodontology

Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS(Perio)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Application Form

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

A minimum of 1 year of work experience, some of which should be of relevance to the course applied for.

Name: Prof. E.F. Corbet
Fax: (852) 2858 7874
E-mail:
efcorbet@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

March 31, 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 
 

Course Aims:
This MDS in Periodontology extends over not less than 3 years of full-time study or the equivalent by part-time study, and is designed to enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and competence in Periodontology by means of a prescribed course of study and a supervised research project.

It is a programme of advanced study and research into the histopathogenesis of periodontal diseases, their aetiology, prevention, and management, including the role of advanced forms of periodontal therapy in comprehensive oral health care, as well as the planning, routine placement, and supportive care for dental implants. The programme will include lectures, tutorials, seminars, case conferences, literature discussions, and clinical and laboratory work, together with project assignments and training in research methods.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)

 

Prosthodontics

Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics [MDS(Prostho)]

Entrance Requirements

Programme Director

General Enquiry

Closing Date for Application Form

1.

A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

2.

A minimum of 1 year of work experience would be preferable.

 

Name: Dr Edmond Pow
Fax: (852) 2858 6114
E-mail:
ehnpow@hku.hk

Name: Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544
E-mail: dentalpg@hku.hk

31 March 2014

- Regulation and Syllabus

- On-Line Application

 

Course Aims:

This programme is designed to provide dental surgeons with advanced training in prosthodontics. The coursework will enable students to acquire detailed knowledge of the principles and practice of prosthodontics, including study of the materials and technologies commonly employed.

The areas include:

Implant prosthodontics

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Hands-on experience of management of a full range of cases, from single-tooth replacement to total rehabilitation
  • Clinical exposure to a range of implant systems
  • Joint surgical/prosthodontic consultation clinic plus surgical demonstrations by the Discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Fixed prosthodontics

  • Management of advanced restorative cases using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Management of localised and generalised tooth wear cases using conventional and minimally invasive cast restorations
  • Clinical exposure to crown-lengthening surgery with the Discipline of Periodontology

Removable prosthodontics

  • Management of complex partially dentate and edentulous cases using various removable partial and complete denture techniques

Maxillofacial prosthodontics

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning of patients with head and neck cancers using a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Management of congenital/acquired defects in the orofacial region using removable, fixed, and implant-retained prostheses

Temporomandibular disorders

  • Diagnosis and management of patients with temporomandibular disorders using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Hands-on experience of different treatment modalities including splint therapy

Advanced prosthodontic consultation clinic

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning of referred complex prosthodontic cases using a multidisciplinary approach

The programme will include lectures, tutorials, clinical and paraclinical assignments, written work, training in research methods, and a supervised research project. It also includes courses of study in related disciplines.

Mode of Attendance: FT (3 years)