1 Nov 2022 (Tentative)
The Department of Health provides annual dental check-up, basic and preventive dental treatment for all the primary school children in Hong Kong through the School Dental Care Service (SDCS). The services of SDCS are performed by qualified Dental therapists and that include oral health education, scaling and polishing, fluoride application, sealant application, radiograph-taking, simple restoration and extractions.
For application details, please refer to HKU SPACE’s website (https://hkuspace.hku.hk).
The programme consists of four modules:
- Managing Dental Caries in Children
- Medical and Dental Problems in Children
- Dental Public Health and Ethics
- Clinical Dentistry
Mode of Delivery
Lectures will be delivered in English. Clinical sessions may be conducted in Cantonese. Most of the lectures will be delivered at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and clinical practice will be carried out in the School Dental Care Service of the Department of Health.
Students are assessed by quizzes, tests, written examinations, practical exercises and examinations, case evaluation and clinical viva examinations. The attendance requirement of each module is at least 90%.
The Advanced Diploma in Dental Therapy will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to candidates who have successfully attended, completed and passed the assessments of ALL modules.
Applicants shall hold a Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Application Fee: HK$150 (non-refundable)
Course Fee: HK$70,000 (subject to review)
Applicants should submit:
- duly completed application form;
- a copy of HKID Card;
- certified true copies of relevant certificates and transcripts;
- appropriate application fee in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’;
- preferably a recommendation/ reference letter from the employer
and return to:
College of Life Sciences and Technology
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education,
13/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Attention: Ms. Winnie CHOI
any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre
Please note that Course Start Date is tentative and subject to change.
Course fee can be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title for application, student’s name, and student card no. (if applicable).
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard.