What will I learn?

The Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics [MDS(Prostho)] programme is designed to provide dental surgeons with advanced training in prosthodontics. The coursework enables students to acquire detailed knowledge of the principles and practice of prosthodontics, including study of the materials and technologies commonly employed.

The course includes:

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 or facial 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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$441,400.00 (US$ 56,896) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

G14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

Students must have

  • A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of one year of working experience is preferred.

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

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About this uni

University of Hong Kong had ten of its disciplines ranked in the top 20 globally in the QS World University Rankings by subjects 2019.

  • Recognized as ‘most international’ university in the world
  • Professors ranked among world’s top 1 % of scientists
  • Intensive international collaboration with top universities
  • Graduate employment rate of nearly 100% for 13 years