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    Dentistry in Hong Kong.

    Do dentists need to take another exam to work in Hong Kong. I've heard that if your from the uk you don't have to take an exam. Is this true? And how common is it for a dentist to get sponsored to work in Hong Kong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinnaxo
    to get sponsored to work in Hong Kong?
    You don't need to be sponsored if you hold a permanent HKID card.

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    You have to take the Licensing Examination to practise dentistry in Hong Kong.

    Basic guide here:
    www.dchk.org.hk/docs/Eng_Candidate_Guide.pdf


    All dental graduates who received their dental training outside Hong Kong are required to pass the Licensing Examination before they are qualified to be registered with the Dental Council of Hong Kong.
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    That was before 1997. Professional degrees from the Commonwealth were accepted.

    My dentistry student friend said Hong Kong has enough local dentists with local and overseas qualifications. The chance of getting sponsored to work here is not high. Most western dentists came before 1997 and there are overseas dental professors at HKU but few doctors from overseas nowadays.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hinnaxo
    Do dentists need to take another exam to work in Hong Kong. I've heard that if your from the uk you don't have to take an exam. Is this true? And how common is it for a dentist to get sponsored to work in Hong Kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwang16

    My dentistry student friend said Hong Kong has enough local dentists with local and overseas qualifications. The chance of getting sponsored to work here is not high.
    Thats really annoying. Is there seriously no other way of working in Hong Kong as a dentist???

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    Many HK students who obtained professional qualifications in the medical field overseas after 1997 choose not to return due to licensing requirements.


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    Government dental jobs in Hong Kong

    Dear members

    My cousin, who is living and practicing in India, saw an ad recruiting dentists for HK to work with government agencies. The contact in the ad was travel agency in Delhi who has informed him that since the recruitment is for government jobs he would not have to appear for the licensing exam. Further they have asked to to make a payment so that he can kick start the process. I wanted to seek your views on the validity of this information i.e. the licensing exam is not required. Looking forward to hearing from you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinignatius
    Dear members

    My cousin, who is living and practicing in India, saw an ad recruiting dentists for HK to work with government agencies. The contact in the ad was travel agency in Delhi who has informed him that since the recruitment is for government jobs he would not have to appear for the licensing exam. Further they have asked to to make a payment so that he can kick start the process. I wanted to seek your views on the validity of this information i.e. the licensing exam is not required. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    It's a scam. Your cousin need to pass the exam.

    "All dental graduates who received their dental training outside Hong Kong are required to pass a Licensing Examination before they are qualified to be registered with the Dental Council of Hong Kong."


    http://www.hkda.org/en/freq_enq/

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    Wow thanks. However I read online that Hong Kong is recruiting medical specialists with a limited license to work only in government hospitals. https://www.mchk.org.hk/english/regi...istration.html

    Does this apply to dentists and is it current?


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    And for government agencies would need to speak Chinese.

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