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Article: Oral Health Care in Hong Kong

TitleOral Health Care in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsHong Kong
dental caries
dental education
health care
oral health
water fluoridation
Issue Date2018
PublisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/healthcare
Citation
Healthcare, 2018, v. 6 n. 2, p. E45 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong, as a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, is a metropolitan city in Asia with a population of approximately 7.4 million. This paper reflects the oral health care situation in Hong Kong. Water fluoridation was introduced in 1961 as the primary strategy for the prevention of dental caries. The fluoride level is currently 0.5 parts per million. Dental care is mainly provided by private dentists. The government’s dentists primarily serve civil servants and their dependents, with limited emergency dental service for pain relief offered to the general public. Nevertheless, the government runs the school dental care service, which provides dental treatments to primary school children through dental therapists. They also set up an oral health education unit to promote oral health in the community. Hong Kong had 2280 registered dentists in 2017, and the dentist-to-population ratio was about 1:3200. The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong is the only institution to provide basic and advanced dentistry training programs in Hong Kong. Dental hygienists, dental surgery assistants, dental therapists, and dental technicians receive training as paradental staff through the university or the government.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/254874
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dc.contributor.authorGao, S-
dc.contributor.authorChen, J-
dc.contributor.authorDuangthip, D-
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECM-
dc.contributor.authorChu, CH-
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T01:07:55Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-21T01:07:55Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationHealthcare, 2018, v. 6 n. 2, p. E45-
dc.identifier.issn2227-9032-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/254874-
dc.description.abstractHong Kong, as a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, is a metropolitan city in Asia with a population of approximately 7.4 million. This paper reflects the oral health care situation in Hong Kong. Water fluoridation was introduced in 1961 as the primary strategy for the prevention of dental caries. The fluoride level is currently 0.5 parts per million. Dental care is mainly provided by private dentists. The government’s dentists primarily serve civil servants and their dependents, with limited emergency dental service for pain relief offered to the general public. Nevertheless, the government runs the school dental care service, which provides dental treatments to primary school children through dental therapists. They also set up an oral health education unit to promote oral health in the community. Hong Kong had 2280 registered dentists in 2017, and the dentist-to-population ratio was about 1:3200. The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong is the only institution to provide basic and advanced dentistry training programs in Hong Kong. Dental hygienists, dental surgery assistants, dental therapists, and dental technicians receive training as paradental staff through the university or the government.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/healthcare-
dc.relation.ispartofHealthcare-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectdental caries-
dc.subjectdental education-
dc.subjecthealth care-
dc.subjectoral health-
dc.subjectwater fluoridation-
dc.titleOral Health Care in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailDuangthip, D: dduang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: edward-lo@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLo, ECM=rp00015-
dc.identifier.authorityChu, CH=rp00022-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/healthcare6020045-
dc.identifier.pmid29751605-
dc.identifier.hkuros285682-
dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spageE45-
dc.identifier.epageE45-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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