Finding a dentist who fits your budget, needs and expectations can be a difficult task in Hong Kong. Unfortunately dental health is often neglected, but you better say “Aaaaah” before you have no choice but to go. Whether you are looking for scaling (洗牙), extraction (脫牙), implant (植齒), periodontal surgery (牙周病手術) or tooth whitening (牙齒美白), Healthy Matters brings you the expert guide to finding a dentist in Hong Kong!
When do you need to see a Dentist?
A dentist is a surgeon specialized in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the conditions and diseases of the teeth, gums, jaws and mouth. Dentists provide advice and guidance on how to take care of the oral cavity, in order to maintain good oral health.
How to choose a Dentist in Hong Kong?
There are over 2,000 dentists in Hong Kong, working both in the private and public sectors.
Any dentist who wishes to practice in Hong Kong must be registered with The Dental Council of Hong Kong. This council was accredited by the Dental Registration Ordinance (Chapter 156) and sets out the professional standards, ethics and the licensing examination of the profession.
To become a dentist in Hong Kong, applicants must graduate from the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree program, taken at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong.
Dentists trained overseas have to pass a licensing examination in order to be able to register with the Dental Council of Hong Kong.
The Council provides an updated list of registered dentists here.
How much does it cost to see a Dentist in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong the cost of seeing a dentist varies greatly (just like for other health practitioners), and it largely depends on clinics’ locations. Our research reveals that consultations without X-Ray range between HK$380 and HK$975.
Dentists & Dental Clinics
Price for initial consultation
Price for teeth whitening
600 (without X-Ray)
Add 160 for each X-Ray
Add 700 for full mouth X-ray
800 (without X-Ray)
5,000 (at home)
975 (without X-Ray)
380 (without X-Ray)
5,000 (at home)
* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in April 2021. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to call ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.
Dental Clinics in the Public Sector:
These public dental clinics offer emergency dental service only, limited to pain relief and extraction. You can find the list of public dental clinics and health centres here.
Beware of waiting times which can be very long in the public sector.
Dental Clinics in the Private Sector:
To make it easy for you, we have prepared a guide to some of Hong Kong’s top dentists and specialized clinics in Hong Kong:
Address: Podium Level, 2/F, 210-218, Jardine House,
1 Connaught Place, Central
Tel: 2526 1061
Address: 12/F, Manning House, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tel: 2816 1608
Address: Rm210-213, 2/F, Hong Kong Pacific Centre,
28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 2786 0011
The HKMC Dental and Maxillofacial Centre, based in Central, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. The Centre prides itself on providing high-quality and professional dental services.
The Centre offers a wide range of dental and maxillofacial services which includes oral health assessments & oral cancer screening, hygiene treatment, implants, white fillings, crowns, bridges & veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic treatment, root canal treatment, treatments for temporomandibular joint disorders & sleep apnea & snoring therapy.
Meet their medical team.
Address: 9th Floor, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2230 5199
WhatsApp: Click here (Number: +852 5118 1886)
Email: [email protected]
Address: Unit 08-10, 9/F, China Insurance Group Building,
141 Des Voeux Road Central, Central
(Main Entrance at 73 Connaught Road Central).
Tel: 2666 6082
Dr. Paul Leung Dental Clinic
Address: Suite 305, New World Tower 1,
16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tel: 2887 1080
Address: G/F, Wah Hen Commercial Centre,
383 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2366 6610
Address: Room 2010-12, Melbourne Plaza,
33 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Tel: 2810 5066
You can search for Dentists according to their locations and languages here.
Does insurance cover dental treatments?
According to Alea, individual or company health insurance may cover dental care but beware of dental limits and co-pay if any. It is also important to note that certain products divide dental coverage into two categories with different sub-limits: routine dental and major dental. Some plans also have a dental waiting period of 3 to 6 months.
If you have any medical insurance questions, contact Alea’s healthcare and health insurance experts at [email protected].