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Aug 28 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: September 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Ms. Zhuang Longfei, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Title: Periodontal and peri-implant microbiota in subjects with healthy and inflamed tissues

Abstract: Bacteria, in the form of biofilm, has been shown to play a critical role in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal and peri-implant infectious diseases. Studies have shown that distinctively different dental plaque is commonly found in healthy versus inflamed gingivae and mucosa. It should be noted, however, that in most of these studies, the healthy and diseased plaque samples were collected from different individuals. To address this important issue, subjects who were periodontally involved and/or had inflamed peri-implant tissues, and also had equivalent healthy control sites were recruited in my studies. The results indicated that there were larger differences in the composition of the microbial communities found in different individuals, than the differences in microbial composition found between the two sites with different probing depths in the same individual. The putative periodontal pathogens were identified both in healthy and inflamed tissues within the same subjects.

Presenter: Mr. Yau Tak Wai David, MPhil Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
Title: Bayesian Longitudinal Polytomous Item Response Models for Child Perception Questionnaire

Abstract: Traditional approach to measuring latent constructs is simple yet involving unrealistic assumptions. The item response theory (IRT) not only can circumvent the unrealistic assumptions, useful item and test properties can also be revealed. CPQ11-14 is a pioneer and widely adopted oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) instrument for children aged 11 to 14. This study aims to explore the CPQ11-14 psychometric properties by IRT and investigate factors affecting changes in OHRQoL over time. Of particular interests are the identification of potentially biased items, investigation of the reliability under the IRT framework and item discriminatory power.

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Aug 28 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions
Author: Ken Seigneurie
Journal of Arabic Literature, (Volume 43, No. 2-3, pp. 484-509)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2519617

EDITORIAL: QUR’AN, ORIENTALISTS AND WESTERN SCHOLARS (Open Access)
Author: M. Daneshgar
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 10, No. 2, pp. 5-8)

The Third Wave: Islamization of Europe, or Europanization of Islam?
Author: Maurits S. Berger
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 115-136)

A STUDY ON THE SUFI INTERPRETATION OF QUR’ĀN AND THE THEORY OF HERMENEUTIC (Open Access)
Author: Maryam Musharraf
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 33-47)

FROM “CLERGY” TO “CELIBACY:” THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAHBĀNĪYYAH BETWEEN THE QUR’ĀN, ḤADĪTH AND CHURCH CANON (Open Access)
Author: Emran El-Badawi
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 1-14)

Back on Horseback: The Military and Political Transformation in Egypt
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

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Reservations on the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)”  Based on Islam and its Practical Application in Jordan: Legal Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

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Narratives of Inclusion and Exclusion: Islam and Muslims as a Subject of European Studies
Authors: Göran Larsson and Riem Spielhaus
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 105-113)

When Did the Bible Become an Arabic Scripture? (free sample issue)
Author: Sidney H. Griffith
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-23)

Even If It’s Not True It’s True: Using Unreliable Hadīths in Sunni Islam (free sample issue)
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 18, No. 1, pp. 1-52)

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The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities
Authors: Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal
Middle East Law and Governance, (Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 168-188)

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Book Review. Al MAKIN, Representing the Enemy. Musaylima in Muslim Literature. (free sample issue)
Author: Roberto Celestre
Oriente Moderno, (Volume 93, No. 1, pp. 321-323)

A New Introduction Sociology of Islam: Social, Political and Economic Transformations in Muslim Societies (free sample issue)
Authors: Gary Wood and Tugrul Keskin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 1-6)

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author:Armando Salvatore
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-13)

Democracy and Islam: A Tale of Democratic Struggle in a Muslim Majority State (free sample issue)
Author:Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 88-114)

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Aug 27 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Asian Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Asian Studies.

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

The Civil Examination System in Late Imperial China, 1400-1900 (free article)

    Author: Benjamin A. Elman
    Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 32-50)

    An Overview of Social Stratification and Inequality Study in Japan: Towards a ‘Mature’ Society Perspective (free sample issue)

      Author: Junsuke Hara
      Asian Journal of Social Science
      , (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 9-29)

      HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

      Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate Through The Fourteenth Century

        Author: Simon Digby
        Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 298-356)

        HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

        Thomas Karsten’s Indonesia (Open Access)

          Author: Joost Coté
          Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

          Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 66-98)

          The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview

            Author: Gonçalo Duro Dos Santos
            European Journal of East Asian Studies, (Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 275-333)

            HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2471126

            Influence of China’s imperial examinations on Japan, Korea and Vietnam

              Author: LIU Haifeng
              Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 493-512)

              Growing Strategies of Non-Profit Organisations in Japan and China (free sample issue)

                Author: Li Yanyan
                Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 39-56)

                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                Unilineal descent and the house - again: The Ngadha, eastern Indonesia (Open Access)

                  Author: Olaf H. Smedal
                  Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                  Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 167, No. 2-3, pp. 270-302)

                  New Perspectives on Factor Markets and Ancient Middle Eastern Economies: A Survey

                    Author: Bas van Bavel
                    Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 145-172)

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                    The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450

                      Author: Tansen Sen
                      Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 49, No. 4, pp. 421-453)

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                      Were there “Inner Chapters” in the Warring States? A New Examination of Evidence about the Zhuangzi (free sample issue)

                        Author: Esther Klein
                        T’oung Pao, (Volume 96, No. 4, pp. 299-369)

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                        The Media Rituals: The Relationship between Media and Religion

                          Authors: Hassan Khojastea and Abdolhosein Kalantarib
                          Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 37, No. 2, pp. 284-304)

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                          Korean Dramas and Films: Key Factors for Their International Competitiveness

                            Authors:Jimmyn Parc and Moon Hwy-Chang
                            Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 41, No. 2, pp. 126-149)

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                            Book Review: Steve Sharp Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace. (Open Access)

                              Author: Herlambang P. Wiratraman
                              Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                              Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 157-158)

                              Ethno-Religious Communities: To the Problem of Identity Markers (free sample issue)

                                Author: Victoria Arakelova
                                Iran and the Caucasus, (Volume 14, No. 1, pp. 1-17)

                                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997767

                                Articles in Open Access and free sample issues remain freely available after 31 October 2014.

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                                Aug 27 2014

                                New Acquisitions Hightlights

                                Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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                                Advanced ceramics for dentistry/ [editors], James Zhijian Shen and Tomaž Kosmač.

                                D 617.6151 A244

                                The growth of implant and fixed prosthodontics practices in dentistry has created a rapidly increasing demand for advanced ceramics and ceramic processes. Innovations in ceramics and ceramic processes are vital to ensure reliable and affordable dental-restoration solutions with aesthetically pleasing outcomes.

                                The work aims to engage the bioceramics and engineering communities to meet the challenges of modern dental restoration using advanced ceramics. Incorporating fundamental science, advanced engineering concepts, and clinical outcomes, the work is suitable for bioceramicists, ceramics manufacturers, dental clinicians and biologists.

                                 

                                Endodontics: principles and practice / [edited by] Mahmoud Torabinejad, Richard E. Walton, Ashraf F. Fouad.

                                D 617.626 W2

                                Helping you incorporate endodontics into general dentistry practice, Endodontics: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition describes how to diagnose pulpal and periapical diseases and perform basic root canal treatments. Illustrated, step-by-step guidelines make it easier to perform essential endodontic procedures, and each is brought to life with videos on the new companion website. Practical coverage also includes topics such as the etiology of disease, local anesthesia, emergency treatment, obturation, and temporization. From renowned endodontics experts Mahmoud Torabinejad, Richard Walton, and Ashraf Fouad, this edition adds new chapters on single implant restorations and the management of patients with systemic disease.

                                 

                                Immediate dentoalveolar restoration : immediately loaded implants in compromised sockets / José Carlos Martins da Rosa.

                                D 617.674 D22

                                Immediate dentoalveolar restoration (IDR) is a treatment modality for immediate loading of single-tooth dental implants in fresh extraction sockets. This textbook provides a comprehensive step-by-step presentation of the IDR procedures and detailed clinical cases showing IDR used in various clinical situations. IDR reduces the number of interventions by integrating reconstruction of any tissue loss during the same visit as the implant placement and provisional crown fabrication. Predictability of the esthetics is ensured through careful esthetic assessment and use of advanced prosthetic techniques, including platform switching and contouring of the emergence profile. The minimally invasive techniques that are central to IDR are featured throughout. In addition, the authors cover the most important adjunctive topics, such as immediate loading, use of the maxillary tuberosity for bone grafts, and esthetic restoration.

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                                Aug 27 2014

                                New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

                                Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

                                Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

                                Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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                                Aug 20 2014

                                New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

                                Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

                                Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

                                Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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                                Aug 15 2014

                                牙科新聞

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                                1 – 15 August 2014

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                                1. 牙膏氟量偏高攝取過多或致癌 五樣本超標三款含「三氯生」  [星島日報] 2014-08-15 A12

                                2. 牙膏使用量1粒豆大已夠  [蘋果日報] 2014-08-15 A08

                                3. 港大App 教小朋友刷牙  [明報] 2014-08-13 A14 Emily

                                4. 高露潔Total牙膏 成份被指損心臟  [蘋果日報] 2014-08-13 A02

                                5. 完美刷牙: 45度角橫向刷  [成報] 2014-08-12 A09 醫健 醫學新

                                6. 假牙護理不當 隨時真牙不保  [香港經濟日報] 2014-08-07 C09 醫健營 醫健營張意

                                7. 護齒要及時  [信報財經新聞] 2014-08-07 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 羅若望牙科醫

                                8. 斷食減肥法可致口臭  [新報] 2014-08-06 A08

                                9. 月薪創新高 過萬無人吼 牙醫助護鬧人手荒  [頭條日報] 2014-08-01 P65港聞 社會故事

                                 

                                [Source: Wisenews]

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                                Aug 14 2014

                                New Acquisitions Hightlights

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                                High-strength ceramics : interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Jonathan L. Ferencz, Nelson R.F.A. Silva and José Manuel Navarro.

                                D 617.6151 H63

                                Advances in materials science and digital technologies have revolutionized the field of ceramic-based restorative and implant dentistry. Forward-thinking clinicians and dental technicians must negotiate this rapidly changing landscape to determine which materials and technologies are validated by laboratory and clinical evidence, have the potential to improve patient outcomes, and are practical for clinical application. To provide insight into these issues, the editors of this book have assembled the talents of the various stakeholders in this field. International authorities from a variety of disciplines have come together to share expertise from the biomaterials, industry, clinical, and laboratory perspectives. The result is a comprehensive reference on all-ceramic technology that combines thoughtful analysis of the state of the science with practical clinical advice for dentists and laboratory technicians alike. This book will provide readers with the tools to judge the research presented in the literature and incorporate best practices and advances in materials and technology into their armamentarium in a way that will benefit their patients.

                                 

                                 

                                Minor oral surgery in dental practice/ by John G Meechan … [et al.].

                                D 617.6 M66

                                This book describes those minor oral surgical procedures that can be performed under local anaesthesia with or without sedation in the general practice settings. In addition to describing the surgical techniques, the assessment of surgical patient, the appropriate use of drugs and the management of complication and emergencies are discussed.

                                 

                                Best of fives for dentistry / Douglas Hammond.

                                D 617.602 H22

                                The latest edition of this popular title is an ideal revision companion for dental students of all levels, providing accurate and up-to-date questions designed to build confidence for exam success. Featuring over 370 questions and answers to ensure thorough exam preparation. Updated to include new material, reflecting recent exam changes. Useful hints and tips featured throughout to improve BOF exam technique. Questions are grouped by subject allowing students to focus on weaker areas of their knowledge. Efficient and user-friendly layout with answers directly overleaf to maximise revision time.

                                 

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                                Aug 14 2014

                                Dental Research Seminar

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                                Date: August 21, 2014 (Thursday)
                                Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
                                Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

                                Presenter: Dr. Yeung Wai Kan Andy, MPhil Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
                                Abstract: The perception of taste has been investigated by neuroimaging studies with the use of various liquid delivery systems. However, existing systems compatible with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have limitations including limited tongue coverage and discontinuous liquid delivery. The aim of this study is to develop a delivery system which can deliver multiple solutions to a major portion of the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the tongue with a stable and continuous flow and a user-friendly interface. Results from a pilot study will also be shown to demonstrate the ability to detect brain activations triggered by taste stimuli.

                                Title: Development of a taste liquid delivery system for functional magnetic resonance imaging

                                 

                                Presenter: Miss Wu Lingli, MPhil Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

                                Title: Motivational Interviewing and Interactive Risk Assessment in Changing Adolescents’ Oral Health Behaviours: Process Evaluation and Randomized Controlled Trial

                                Abstract: The prevention of common oral diseases highly depends on one’s adoption of healthy behaviors. Conventional (oral health) education (CE) often fails to elicit sustainable changes in oral health behaviors. In this study, motivational interviewing (MI) and interactive risk assessment (RA) will be introduced for changing adolescents’ oral health behaviors. Through a randomized controlled trial, the effectiveness of three intervention schemes (CE, MI, and MI + RA) in enhancing adolescents’ oral health self-efficacy, improving their oral health habits (diet and oral hygiene), and preventing dental caries will be compared. Through process evaluations, the feasibility, acceptance, and quality of delivery of the respective interventions will be determined, whereas process factors that affect the effectiveness of the interventions will be identified. This study will involve 450 adolescents recruited from 15 secondary schools. Data will be collected at baseline and after 6, 12, and 24 months.

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                                Aug 14 2014

                                New publications are available at the Scout Report!

                                World War One: The British Library

                                The British Library has gone above and beyond with this multimedia collection of materials related to World War One. Offered as a form of scholarly rumination and educational resource, the site examines key themes in the history of the Great War, along with 50 newly commissioned historical articles, teachers’ notes, and much more. First-time visitors might look over the Explore area to find manuscripts, illustrations, letters, maps, and other items contributed by several dozen European institutions. The Teaching Resources includes 40 different items that cover topics such as aerial warfare, propaganda, and bombing raids. The Articles section is a masterstroke and it covers the lives of soldiers, civilians, and colonial troops.

                                Chicago Fed Blogs

                                The Chicago Federal Reserve has distilled some of its more academic works into this series of informative musings. The Community Development & Policy Studies (CDPS) blog brings together commentaries from staff members as well as guest commentators. CDPS is actually a division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that helps support the System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development. On the blog, visitors can look over meditations on recent conferences dealing with city revitalization in the Rustbelt, along with musings on home ownership, urban infrastructure projects, and much more. Visitors can search through all of the posts or also navigate to a story of interest via the word cloud.

                                From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

                                This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students’ wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can learn about the lives of Gordon Sato, Frank Inami, and Rose Yamaguchi, among others. Visitors may especially be interested in learning about the students’ time in the relocation centers and internment camps scattered around the United States. All told, it’s a moving and thoughtful collection that will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in American history.

                                [Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 30, August 8, 2014]

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