All these patients either were referred to the Paediatric Dentistry Clinic, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, by general dental practitioners or special needs school or directly attended the out-patient clinic with their parents or caregivers.
In addition to the follow-up appointments, the patients might attend an emergency visit as unscheduled recall at the Paediatric Dentistry Clinic, Prince Philip Dental Hospital. Some of the patients who missed their scheduled appointments could attend as unscheduled emergency appointment.
The other two members are Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong, Director of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital
, King James IV Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Professor Mariano Sanz, Dean and Head of the Faculty of Odontology at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain and former President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe.
Later, the courses were transferred to the University of Hong Kong and the Prince Philip Dental Hospital where undergraduate and postgraduate education of dentists take place.
Sixty percent were working in hospitals (Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Adventist), government clinics, tertiary institutions (Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Science and Technology), and other clinics.
Furthermore, the future number of hygienists educated, the length of their education, and redefinition of their roles and function should be considered carefully by the appropriate authorities such as the university, the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, the dental association, and the dental council.