DS974 - Programme Description



The Doctor in Prosthodontics programme is 3-year, full time programme aimed to provide a learning framework that allow candidate to advance the academic and clinical skills in aspects of prosthodontics which leads to specialist registration. The degree of Doctor in Prosthodontics is awarded on the basis of completions of a course work including specialist clinical training and submission of a dissertation.


Specialist Clinical Training

Candidate will attend overview lectures, seminars, clinical work and other relevant activities according to the prescribed content of the programme.

Throughout three years of training, candidate will perform advanced Prosthodontics management under close supervision of experienced specialists that been trained from various academic backgrounds. This includes Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry, Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

Candidate is required to manage complex cases, which include aesthetic dentistry, maxillofacial defects and full mouth rehabilitation. Integrated interdisciplinary approaches with other specialities such as Periodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics also will be conducted through specialist joint clinics. These will enhance and strengthen their clinical competency in management of various prosthodontics cases.

Additional trainings is provided in the practical aspects of extended patient care and patient-oriented research in the field of Prosthodontics, including the ethics of clinical research and effective communication of clinical research results.

Candidate is assessed continuously thorough out the three years period in the form of semester tests, projects/assignments, seminars and clinical requirements. Candidate will need to prepare a cumulative log summarising the practical work performed in the field of Prosthodontics for presentation to the supervisors or examiners if requested at the interim and final examinations.

In the final part of the program, candidates have the opportunity to undergo local and oversea clinical attachments at appointed centres to establish their proficiency in Prosthodontics.



The dissertation should give evidence of the candidate’s ability to perform research, that the candidate has shown originality and independence, and that the candidate has made a significant contribution to knowledge in the particular field towards improving oral healthcare delivery. Completed and successful dissertation should be accepted by the panel of examiners appointed by the university. The research should be of a kind which a diligent and competent student is expected to complete within the three years of the study programme.


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