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Faculty Postgraduate Prospectus
The HKU Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong, and is considered to be the premier centre for postgraduate dental education and training globally.
Students enjoy first-class facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories, comprehensive library services, a Postgraduate Habitat, and assistance provided by dental surgery assistants, dental technicians, dental hygienists, and laboratory technicians. Our teaching staff are international both by origin and academic background, and are highly recognized experts in their domain in the world.
Our taught postgraduate programmes which have an esteemed reputation cover 10 subject areas and lead to Masters degrees and professional Advanced Diplomas which build on the Master of Dental Surgery Degrees. The majority of the programmes fulfil the specialist training requirements of the eight dental specialties of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
Apart from offering a limited number of self-financing places in each specialty, some government-funded places might become available in 2019-20. Confirmation on this is awaited. Candidates who are interested in studying the MDS degree in different specialties are advised to apply for admissions to the respective curriculum as soon as possible. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria (yet to be announced) for the government-funded places may be offered the opportunity to take up such quotas.
Details of our postgraduate programmes are given on this website. We hope you find the information useful in assisting you to make the decision to further your education and career with us. Interested applicants should contact the relevant Postgraduate Programme Director.
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.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
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Composition Fees 2019-2020*
Mode of Study
Composition Fee in 2019/20
Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics
HK$482,500 per year
(~ US$61,900)
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
HK$486,200 per year
(~ US$62,400)
Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry
HK$525,500 per year
(~ US$67,400)
Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology
HK$542,800 per year
(~ US$69,600)
Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics
HK$441,400 per year
(~ US$56,600)
Master of Dental Surgery in Implant Dentistry
HK$460,600 per year
(~ US$59,100)
Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
HK$525,500 per year
(~ US$67,400)
Master of Science in Community Dentistry
HK$312,800 per year
(~ US$40,200)
Master of Science in Community Dentistry
HK$160,300 per year
(~ US$20,600)
Master of Science in Dental Materials Science
HK$320,000 per year
(~ US$41,100)
Master of Science in Implant Dentistry
Part-time (limited to local dentists)
HK$282,100 per year
(~ US$36,200)
Advanced Diploma in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
This programme is not offered in 2019-2020
Advanced Diploma in Orthodontics
This programme is not offered in 2019-2020
*subject to approval from the relevant committees
General Enquiries
Miss Hazel Leung
Fax: (852) 2517 0544 / E-mail:
Professor C.K.Y. Yiu (Associate Dean for Taught Postgraduate Education)
Fax: (852) 2559 3803 / E-mail:
Specific Enquiries
Please contact the appropriate Programme Director shown in the relevant pages.
Facts & Figures
Professoriate staff
Taught postgraduate students
Taught postgraduate alumni
Master of Science
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
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
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).
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