香港醫藥援助會 Project Concern Hong Kong


Certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting Programme 2021
Programme Features
  • Qualifications Framework Level 3 (QR Registration no.: 18/000545/L3)
  • In collaboration with Lingnan Institute of Further Education and Project Concern Hong Kong to those who have successfully completed the programme;
  • The programme is designed for practicing dental surgery assistants (DSA) or those aspiring dental surgery assistants (DSA);
  • The programme is taught by experienced dentists, senior dental surgery assistants (DSA) or qualified medical service/ dental professionals provided by Project Concern Hong Kong;
  • Besides lectures, there are 29 hours’ clinical training and 10 hours’ clinical practice with emphasis of both theory and practice;
  • Taught in Cantonese supplemented with English. Teaching materials are in Chinese supplemented with English.


Programme Content and Features

Fundamentals of Dental Surgery Assisting (30 hours)
Advanced Skills of Dental Surgery Assisting (60 hours)

Fundamentals of Dental Surgery Assisting

A. Lecture (6 sessions, total 18 hours)

    • Basic dental theory and career prospect
    • Facility, equipment and operation in dental clinics
    • Infection control and sterilization procedures
    • Handling skills of emergency cases
    • Customer service and communication skills
    • Clinical technique training

B. Clinical practice in dental clinic (total 6 hours)

    • Charting
    • Basic dental instrument
    • Scaling and suction techniques
    • Forceps
    • X-ray and OPG
    • Clinic examination

C. Dental Health Education Project (total 6 hours) 


Advanced Skills of Dental Surgery Assisting

A. Lecture (8 sessions, total 24 hours)

    • Dental theory
    • Basic pharmacology, anesthesia and pain control (esp. children)
    • Digital scanning and dental materials
    • Endodontics and impression
    • Infection control and occupational health
    • Skills: complaint handling, appointment, inventory control, patient record keeping
    • Introduction to orthodontics
    • Introduction to oral & maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology and implant

B. Clinical practical in a dental clinic (max. 20 students per group) (9 sessions per group, total 26 hours)

    • Charting (II), 4-handed dentistry and moisture control (3-hour clinical lecture)
    • Scaling, suction and rubber dam (3 hours)
    • Infection control and filling (3 hours)
    • Minor oral surgery, LA and extraction (elevator) (3 hours)
    • Handpieces, burs, root canal treatment (3 hours)
    • Dental (I) Impression (3 hours)
    • Dental (II) Crown & bridge (3 hours)
    • X-ray film holder, digital x-ray and rubber dam (II) (3 hours)
    • Clinical examination (2 hours)

C. Clinical training (2 sessions, total 10 hours)

    • Daily operation in dental clinics or mobile dental vans

 

Admission Requirements

  • Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language or equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of Diploma Yi Jin; or
  • Aged 21 or above at the commencement of the programme plus minimum 1-year health related working experience; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by LIFE.


Tuition Fee
HK$13,600


Application Fee
HK$200


Venue

Lecture: Prince Edward Education Centre of LIFE
Clinical training and practice: Dental clinics of Project Concern Hong Kong


Commencement Date

11 October 2021 (Monday)

Lectures:
11 October 2021 to 15 November 2021   &   3 January 2022 to 7 March 2022
Every Monday 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Clinical Training:
22 November 2021 to 13 December 2021   &   14 March 2022 to 6 June 2022
Every Monday 7:00-10:00 p.m.


Deadline for Application

1 September 2021 (Wednesday)

Online Application


For Details and Enquiry
Tel: 2776 9081 (PCHK) / 2616 8274 (LIFE)
Email: medcare@projectconcern.org.hk / LLPD@LN.edu.hk