Intermediate Dental Surgery Assistant Course

Programme Objectives

  • To encourage participation in dental clinics as a means for entrance to their professionalism and to become life-long learners;
  • To provide elementary and intermediate levels of Dental Surgery Assistant training to general public who are interested in becoming a DSA and as well as working DSA

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of the Elementary Dental Surgery Assisting course; or
  • At least 1-year full time DSA job experience with recommendation/ testimony from employer; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by LIFE

Course Features

A. Lecture (8 sessions, total 24 hours)
  • Dental theory: tooth anatomy, periodontal charting
  • 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 practice 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 and root canal treatment (3 hours)
  • Denture (I) Impression (3 hours)
  • Denture (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


Dr. Dennis Wong 黃文昌牙醫
Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
Clinical Associate, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital
Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Dr. Wong Ling Man 黃凌旻牙醫
BDS (HKU), BSc (Food and Nutritional Science, HKU)
Professor KAM Kai Man Joseph甘啟文醫生
Clinicial Associate Professor, Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases,
Faculty of Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Lau Chi Mun, Clement 劉智敏牙醫
Advanced Diploma in Orthodontics (AdvDipOrth), University of Hong Kong
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth), University of Hong Kong
Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Public Health, University College London,
University of London
Ms. Chan Ying Yee, Babe 陳英儀
Master of Health Planning (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Executive Director (Project Concern Hong Kong)

Tuition Fee


  • Theoretical subjects: YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
  • Practicum: Shop 113, Lei Cheng Uk Arcade, Lei Cheng Uk Estate, Shamshuipo, Kowloon
  • Theoretical subjects: 16 Oct 2017 to 4 Dec 2017, Every Mondays, 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Practicum:16 Dec 2017 to 8 Feb 2018, Every Thursdays, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Application Deadline

6 October 2017 (Friday)

Commencement Date

Session Date  Time
1 16 October 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
2 23 October 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3 30 October 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4 6 November 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5 13 November 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6 20 November 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7 27 November 2017 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8 4 December 2017 (Mon)
(Assessment Test)
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Tel.:2616 7255 / 2616 8770
Project Concern Hong Kong
Tel.:2776 9081