The general objective of this 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.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
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Mode of Attendance
FT (3 years)
A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
Minimum of 2 years of general dentistry.
A fellowship from one of the Colleges is desirable.
The Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong is the premier dental school in Southeast Asia and the only institution in Hong Kong that provides undergraduate and postgraduate dental degrees.