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Totally Wired Orthodontics

An update on Orthodontics in Hong Kong

Season 1, Ep. 2

In this episode I chat with my friend and colleague, Dr Tsui Wing Kei Vicky, specialist orthodontist in Hong Kong, about orthodontics in HK today and how dentists have adapted to the current Coronavirus Pandemic.

Dr Tsui Wing Kei Vicky BDS(University of Hong Kong) MOrth (HK) M Orth RCSEd MRACDS (Orth) AdvDipOrth(HK) FCDSHK(Orthodontics) FHKAM (Dental Surgery)

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