Frankie So

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Hong Kong

Present Position
Consultant (Community Special Dental Service)
Department of Health
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government




Department and Institution Name


1987 – 1993

Private practice (part-time)

Partner (self-employed)

1988 – 1991

Reception and Primary Care Unit

Prince Philip Dental

Part-time clinical dental surgeon

2003 – 2004

Geriatric Dentistry Program,
University of British Columbia

Visiting scientist

Professional membership





Hong Kong Dental Association

Ordinary member


International Association of Dental

Ordinary member


Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Dental



College of Dental
Surgeons of Hong Kong (Community Dentistry)



European College of Gerodontology

Ordinary member


Recent Invited Lectures

August 2014

The oral health needs of Hong Kong older persons.
At the 2014 Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium (HKIDEAS)

August 2015

The development of geriatric dentistry in Hong Kong.
At the 2015 HKIDEAS

January 2016

Are you ready to maintain the oral health of your older patients?
At the monthly meeting of the Hong Kong Dental Association

March 2016

The Silver Tsunami: Opportunities for Dentists and Dental Hygienists.
At the Canadian Dental Association 2016 Pacific Dental Conference

June 2016

The Implications of Population Aging to General Dental Practice.
At the 38th Asia Pacific Dental Congress

July 2016

The Mouth and the Body – How Are They Connected in Older People.
At the 2016 Scientific Meeting of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong

July 2016

Modern Dentistry for our Older Patients.
At the Joint Collegiate Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

August 2017

Oral health care for older people. Is it just about making false teeth?
At the 2017 HKIDEAS

February 2018

Oral Health and Long-term care, Hong Kong experience.
At the 22nd Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Thammasat

August 2018

Long-term Care and Oral Health Care in Hong Kong.
At the 2018 HKIDEAS



So FHC, Schwarz E
Prevalence and structure of dental benefit schemes in Hong Kong.
Community Dental Health 1995;12(1):12-17

So FHC, Schwarz E
Demand for and utilization of dental
services among Hong Kong employees with and without dental benefit coverage.
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 1996;24(3):201-206


Wyatt C, So FHC, Williams M, Mithani A, Zed CM, Yen EH

The development, implementation, utilization and outcomes of a comprehensive dental program for older adults residing in long-term care facilities.
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2006;72(5):419


The dental public health aspects of population aging in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Dental Journal 2011;8(1):56-62


MacEntee MI, Brondani M, Avivi-Arber L, Bartlett D, Donnelly L, Duyck J, Hori K,  Karve A, Persson GR, Kettratad-Pruksapong M, Schimmel M, So FHC, Thomson WM, Yoon MN, Wyatt C
Clinical Oral Disorders in Adults Screening Protocol (CODA-SP) from the 2019 Vancouver IADR Consensus Symposium.
Gerodontology 2020
DOI: 10.1111/ger.12496