Your Practical Guide to Dentists and Dental Clinics in Hong Kong

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 go to. Whether you are looking for 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!

Methodology: This guide does not aim to be exhaustive. It is informative only and based on our independent research. No practitioner or clinic paid any fees or rendered any services in exchange of inclusion in this article.

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.

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How to choose a Dentist in Hong Kong?

There are over 2,000 dentists in Hong Kong, working both in 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 programme, 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 $350 HKD and $975 HKD.

Dentists and Dental clinics in Hong Kong, Costs

* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in March 2019. 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.

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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 specialised clinics in Hong Kong:

Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons 庇利積臣牙科醫務所 was created in 1958 and is well-known in Hong Kong. This dental clinic offers a wide range of services including general dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontic or periodontic. Their team has over 40 general dentists and specialists. Note: they have a 24h emergency service to help with your most urgent cases. Bayley Jackson has 5 locations in Central, Repulse Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Shatin. You can find them here. Their list of dentists is here.

Address : Podium Level, 2/F, 210-218, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central Phone : +852 2526 1061 Emergency Contact: +852 9181 7766 Contact: [email protected]

Central Smile is a family dental clinic located in a new, modern space in Central and offering services to adults and children alike. Central Smile is led by Dr. Derek Baram. They cover orthodontic and pediatric dentistry in a family friendly environment. Meet their team of dentists.

Address: 12/F Manning House, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Phone : +852 2816 1608 Contact: [email protected]

Conrad Dental Care Center 康霖牙科中心 offers various treatments in a comfortable environment in 2 clinics in Tsim Sha Tsui. Amongst dental services offered are X-Ray check-ups, paediatrics dentistry, bruxism treatment, prosthodontics and oral surgery.Meet their team of dentists.

Address : Rm210-213, 2/F, Hong Kong Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Phone : +852 2786 0011 Contact: [email protected]

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Health & Care Dental Clinic 恒健牙科醫療集團 was founded in 1998 and has 11 locations in Hong Kong and Macao, making it one of the largest. They have more than 25 dentists and provide general dentistry as well as cosmetic treatments. You can find all their addresses in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island here. Meet their team of dentists.

Address : Unit 08-10, 9/F, China Insurance Group Building, 141 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, (Main Entrance at 73 Connaught Road Central). Phone : +852 2666 6082 Contact: [email protected]

Dr. David C HOAGLIN is an American dentist who has been practicing in Hong Kong for many years. He offers a wide range of services, from preventive assessment to restorative and aesthetic treatments. His website offers various fact sheets on subjects such as allergies and dentistry, dry mouth or cosmetic dentistry.

Address : Room 1102, 1 Duddell Street, Central. Phone : +852 2955 0015 Contact: [email protected]

Paul Leung Dental Clinic was trained in the US, specializing in prosthodontics and welcomes patients in his clinic in Central by providing american-style dental care. He is qualified with preventive care and maintenance, aesthetic dentistry, implant dentistry and partial and full mouth rehabilitation.

Address: Suite 305, New World Tower 1, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Phone: +852 2887 1080. Contact: [email protected]

Smart Dental Centre 维健牙科中心 is part of the Health Medical Practice Ltd Group. They have 11 clinics across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories, with a team of over 25 dentists. They provide a wide range of services such as teeth cleaning, extraction, crown and bridge treatment, implants, Invisalign or cosmetic dentistry. Meet their team of general dentists.

Address : Room 2010-12, Melbourne Plaza, 33 Queen’s Road Central, Central. Phone : +852 2810 5066

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Dr. Smile was founded in 1998 and focuses only on preventive dental care with minimally invasive techniques and aesthetic dentistry. They want their patients to go to the dentist without fear and offer a modern, spa-inspired environment. They have 7 clinics in Hong Kong. Please click here to see all the Dr. Smile locations in Causeway Bay, Sai Wan, Tsz Wan Shan, Lam Tin, Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun.

Meet their team of dentists.

Address in Causeway Bay: G/F, Wah Hen Commercial Centre, 383 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay. Phone : +852 2366 6610. Contact: [email protected]

Smith & Jain Dental and Implant Practice was founded in Hong Kong in 1987. They are part of the Diestel Dental Group, which has 5 other dental practices in Hong Kong in Discovery Bay, Central and Tung Chung. Their clinic in Central is newly renovated and they are well-known in the expat community. Their international team includes dentists from India, Australia and Chile. If you are in pain, they will try to see you the same day. In case of emergency out of office hours, they provide an emergency contact number.

Meet their team of dentists.

Address : 7/F Room 703, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Central. Phone : +852 2526 2383. Emergency Contact: +852 6071 4530 Contact: [email protected]

Dr. David W. K. TONG 關於唐永健醫生 is a British dentist who graduated in London. His practice is located in Mid-Levels and offers services for the whole family. He prides himself on providing only “necessary” treatments. Dr. TONG practices teeth whitening, wisdom teeth extractions and all general dental procedures. He is available in case of emergency at specific hours (at extra cost).

Address : 46 Lyndhurst Terrace, 13A Oriental Crystal Commercial Building, Central. Phone : +852 3421 0067. Emergency Contact : +852 9475 3528 Contact: [email protected]

Well Being Dental Services was established in 1994 and today has 5 clinics in Hong Kong in Causeway Bay, Central, Kwun Tong, Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui. They provide various services including oral check ups, implants and Invisalign. They have a team of 14 dentists and 3 specialists. You can find on their website a useful “Dental Health Corner” with explanations on various conditions.

Address : 13/F, 10 Pottinger Street, Central. Phone : +852 2854 2212. Contact: [email protected]

Does insurance cover dental treatments?

According to AD MediLink, 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 AD MediLink’s healthcare and health insurance experts at [email protected].

Useful link:

The Dental Council of Hong Kong

This article was independently written by Healthy Matters and is not sponsored. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.