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University of Hong Kong Free Online Course to Implant Dentistry

The University of Hong Kong is offering a free online course to Implant Dentistry. The course aims to help the students learn the fundamentals of implant dentistry, understand the treatment procedures and protocols, and apply the competences gained through interactive peer and case-based learning.

The MOOC includes 5 modules and runs over a period of 5 weeks.



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Course At A Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours PW
Subject: English
Institution: the University of Hong Kong and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Open

Providers’ Details

The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest institute of higher learning and also an internationally recognized, research-led, comprehensive university. It engages in frontier research and academic endeavours that reflect and address the needs of a fast-changing, knowledge-based world.

About This Course

Implant Dentistry is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas within oral health care. In spite of the increasing popularity of implantology, it is a relatively new discipline within dental education and remains limited to post-graduate courses offered by dental schools in many parts of the world today.

With the vision to help dental practitioners gain a clinical understanding of implantology and an opportunity to provide implant treatments to their patients, the Faculty of Dentistry of HKU (ranked No. 1 dental school in the World in 2016) developed this MOOC to provide world-class quality, unbiased, evidence-based and clinically-oriented course in this discipline.

Learning Outcomes

The MOOC includes 5 modules and runs over a period of 5 weeks. University will begin the journey of Implant Dentistry by exploring how discoveries in biology and technological developments lead to the current practice of dental implants. Then, the University will examine clinical cases, diagnose our patients’ needs and expectations and learn the principles of treatment planning. We will learn step-by-step surgical procedures for placing implants and various restorative techniques, directed by current evidence and best practices. Finally, we will investigate major threats and complications of implant procedures and ways to ensure successful treatments and long serving implants.


Nikos Mattheos, Clinical Associate Professor in Implant Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong


The course is specially designed to serve multiple groups of learners: From intermediate and experienced general dental practitioners who want to establish and deepen their knowledge in implant dentistry and advance towards implementing implant treatment and restorative procedures, to dental students and recent graduates who wish to gain understanding of implant dentistry and increase their competence in related practice.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create a Coursera account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.

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