Who is this class for: The course is designed to serve multiple groups of learners. (1) Dental practitioners, specialized dentists, and dental technicians (global): They will keep their knowledge up to date on the basic properties and concepts of dental biomaterials and other materials used in clinical dentistry, medicine and dental laboratories. (2) Non-dental practitioners: It is informative, mind opening and highly useful for medical and dental R&D staff, material engineers, marketing and sales personnel to keep up-to-date with the state of the art development in biomaterial science and technology. (3) Dental students and students from a diverse background: The students are enabled to learn the big picture, the special characteristics and proper procedures for health, handling, safety, and infection control with respect to oral biomaterials. (4) Senior Secondary School students: The course is also a good extended learning experience for senior secondary school students who wish to pursue a career in dentistry, medicine or materials science and engineering in their tertiary education.

Created by:  The University of Hong Kong

  • Jukka Pekka Matinlinna

    Taught by:  Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Professor in Dental Materials Science, Head of Unit

    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong

  • James Kit Hon Tsoi

    Taught by:  James Kit Hon Tsoi, Assistant Professor in Dental Materials Science, Assistant Dean of Electives and Experiential Learning

    Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
Commitment2-4 hours/week
English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 66 ratings

Very interesting, thank you


excellent course for the dentist as well as dental material professionals

This program is very informative.