Certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting

Programme Features

  • In collaboration with Project Concern Hong Kong
  • The programme is designed for practicing dental surgery assistants or those aspiring dental surgery assistants;
  • The programme is taught by experienced dentists, senior dental surgery assistants 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.

About Project Concern Hong Kong

Project Concern Hong Kong (PCHK) was established in 1961 to promote primary health care and health promotion activities. PCHK has been providing dental services since 1971.

Programme Content

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

Professional Qualification and Recognition

  • Certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting will be issued jointly by Lingnan Institute of Further Education and Project Concern Hong Kong to those who have successfully completed the programme
  • This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF level 3)QR Registration No.:18/000545/L3

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; 
•    Other equivalent qualifications to be assessed by LIFE


Application Fee
HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
Course Fee : HK$13,600 per programme 

Material Fee for Clinical Practice 
Material Fee for Clinical Practice: HK$500


Lecture: Kowloon
Clinical training and practice: dental clinics of Project Concern Hong Kong

  • Attention: The teaching and learning mode is subject to change due to the latest development of COVID-19 pandemic.

Commencement Date and Programme Features

October 2021 (tentative)

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Clinical Training:
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Fundamentals of Dental Surgery Assisting

Programme Features:

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 a dental clinic (total 6 hours)
  • Charting
  • Basic dental instrument
  • Scaling and suction techniques
  • Forceps
  • X-ray and OPG
  • Clinical examination
C. Dental Health Education Project (total 6 hours)

Advanced Skills of Dental Surgery Assisting
Programme 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

Application Information


Application Dealine
1 September, 2021

Enrolment Procedures
Applicants are required to post the below listed documents within three days upon submission of online application form. Please post to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (Address: Room UG01, Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, N.T.), specifying “Lifelong Learning Programme Course Application”.

(1) Two separate cheques for Application Fee (if specified) and Tuition Fee
(Please make crossed cheque or bank draft payable to “Lingnan University”. Post-dated cheque is not acceptable. Please write down the applicant’s name, HKID card no. and name of programme on the back of the cheque.)
(2) A full-faced photograph (Please write down the applicant’s name and contact no. on the back of the photograph)
(3) Copies of academic transcripts (if specified)
(4) Copies of certificate of employment (if specified)
(5) Original copy of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form" (if applicable)

Applications will be processed only upon receipt of the completed application form, copies of supporting documents (if specified), and crossed cheques of application fee (if specified) and tuition fee. If the cheque is rejected by bank, the applicant concerned will be required to settle the tuition fee within three working days upon receipt of notification from the Institute. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of enrollment or suspension from taking subsequent classes.Unless otherwise notified, applicants are expected to be present for class at the time and place indicated in LIFE website or the leaflet. In the event of any inconsistency between the online version and the leaflet version, the online version shall prevail.


Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Room UG01, Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tel :(852)2616 8274
Fax:(852)2460 2049


Consent for CEF Course Participant

Eligibility of Application for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement

If applicant would like to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement (if applicable), please download the CEF "Statement of Consent Form” on the Institute website and submit the completed "Statement of Consent Form" with the abovementioned documents and cheques when applying the programme. The application would only be processed upon the submission of the signed original copy of the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form" to the Institute before the course commencement.
Upon successful completion of the CEF course*, to apply for reimbursement, the applicant is required to submit the completed CEF Application Form to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) with the required documents within one year upon successful completion of a CEF Course. Please follow the notice and instruction from the Institute email or to refer to the Institute CEF webpage (please see the link below) when completing the CEF application form. Enclose the required items with the completed CEF Application Form in an A4 size envelope and submit the envelope to Lingnan Institute of Further Education – Registry Office (Room UG01, Lau Ching Him Building, Lingnan University) in person or by post. The Institute will return the institution certified CEF Application Form to the applicant within 20 working days by post.  Failure to provide the required document(s) or complete information may result in delayed application.
*“Successful completion of a CEF course” means that the applicant must have attended no less than 70% of the contactable hours of the course or such higher attendance requirement as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher), and attained an overall mark of either 50% or such higher percentage of assessment(s) as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher)
For more detailed information for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement, please refer to:
"Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.