In this section, we have compiled a list of questions that are commonly asked by the public and their corresponding answers. Please note that the information provided is for reference only. While you are welcome to send in other questions by email, this column should not be regarded as online clinic service.
Since patients' situation varies from case to case, we may NOT be able to answer to questions relating to any particular dental problems. We suggest you consult your dentist and have a thorough oral examination. You may access the list of registered dentists maintained by the Dental Council of Hong Kong by the following link: http://www.dchk.org.hk/en/list/list.htm
You may also access other dental health care information by the link below: http://www.toothclub.gov.hk/en/en_home_04_01.html
Does HKDA give any clinical advice or assistance for my dental problem? Since patients' situation varies from case to case, we suggest you consult your dentist and undergo a thorough oral examination. You may access the list of registered dentists maintained by the Dental Council of Hong Kong by the following link:
http://www.dchk.org.hk/en/list/list.htm You may also access other dental health care information by the link below:
Does HKDA provide clinical dental services or give recommendation on selection of dentist? Our Association does not provide any clinical dental services. You may search for a dentist from the list of registered dentists (both under General and Specialist Registers) maintained by the Dental Council of Hong Kong by clicking the following link: http://www.dchk.org.hk/en/list/list.htm
Does the Government provide dental service? The Government provides emergency dental services (for pain relief and extraction only) to the public at designated clinics. Please refer to the website (http://www.dh.gov.hk/english/tele/tele_chc/tele_chc_dcgps.html) for the service hours and information of individual designated clinics.
What is the approximate price range for different kinds of dental treatment? Treatment fee will vary from case to case depending on the patient's oral health condition. Please consult your dentist about the fee before receiving treatment.
What should I do if I want to lodge a complaint against a dentist? The Dental Council of Hong Kong is responsible for the regulation of the professional standards and discipline of the profession. Please refer to its website (http://www.dchk.org.hk) for details.
Can I request my dentist to give me a copy of my personal dental record? According to Chapter 486 of PERSONAL DATA (PRIVACY) ORDINANCE, you have the right to obtain your dental or clinical records, and the dentists should comply with your data access request within a certain timeframe. Please note that a dentist may impose a fee for complying with your data access request. For further details, please refer to the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Personal Data or directly click the following link:
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