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Dec 16 2014

Dental Research Seminar

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Date: December 23, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Abstract: Long term care institutions face a formidable challenge with the projected increase in the population of dependent elders in the coming decades. Poorer oral health has been consistently observed amongst institutionalized elders compared to community-dwelling elders, and this has been attributed to a number of factors including compromised physical and mental capabilities, resulting in a general loss of functional independence. This is further compounded by a general lack of awareness and neglect of oral hygiene by nursing home staff, whom residents depend on for the majority of their daily selfcare. Absence of daily oral hygiene results in the build-up of dental plaque and allows the uninhibited growth of opportunistic bacteria, which have been shown to cause lower respiratory tract infections such as aspiration pneumonia, one of the most common infectious causes of death among institutionalized elders. While there is a general consensus that an antimicrobial agent should be used as part of an optimal daily oral hygiene regimen in institutionalized elders, agreement has yet be reached regarding the optimal agent and its method of application. Delivery of an antimicrobial agent as a mouthwash may be problematic for frail elders who may be mentally impaired and unable to follow instructions, or have swallowing impairments and at a risk for aspiration. The use of an oral spray has been shown to be effective in other patient groups, and may be more appropriate and applicable for institutionalized elders. While chlorhexidine serves as the gold standard for anti-plaque effectiveness, prolonged usage is contraindicated due to side effects which include tooth staining and calculus formation. Chlorine dioxide is an effective antimicrobial agent, and short term studies have suggested a comparable anti-plaque activity compared to chlorhexidine, as well as the absence of these side effects. We  now propose to test the effectiveness of a chlorine dioxide spray against a chlorhexidine spray in the reduction of dental plaque, oral respiratory pathogens, and incidence of aspiration pneumonia amongst institutionalized elders. All participants will be expected to benefit from the administered interventions, and we hope to develop an optimal oral hygiene protocol which can easily be adopted at a low cost by nursing homes regionally in Hong Kong, and potentially worldwide.

Presenter: Mr. Zhang Jiaguan, MPhil Candidate
Title: A randomized clinical trial on the effect of a chlorine dioxide spray on dental plaque and respiratory pathogens in institutionalized elders

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Dec 15 2014


Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

1 – 15 December 2014



1. 是時候去矯齒嗎 [信報財經新聞] 2014-12-11 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致勉牙科醫生

2. 出牙期起拆解護齒迷思  [頭條日報] 2014-12-08 P38  港聞 親子王周刊 

3. 政情:梁世民促增牙科生學額  [東方日報] 2014-12-06 A14

4. 母乳與牙齒  [信報財經新聞] 2014-12-04 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 張嘉熙牙科醫生

5. 婦四度流產 牙周病作怪  [東方日報] 2014-12-03 A27 兩岸 兩岸精粹

6. 杜牙齦解決嚴重蛀牙  [太陽報] 2014-12-03 E27 副刊


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Dec 12 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Orofacial pain: a clinician’s guide / Nalini Vadivelu, Amarender Vadivelu, Alan David Kaye, editors.

D 617.667 O7 V

Because diagnosing orofacial pain can be a challenge, the book describes the appropriate history-taking methods, detailed examinations, and relevant tests that will help clinicians to work through the differential diagnosis. Effective medical, surgical, and behavioral approaches are presented, and the importance of a multimodal approach is consistently emphasized throughout the book. The target audience includes pain physicians, anesthesiologists, dentists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.





Cone beam volumetric imaging in dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine: fundamentals, diagnostics and treatment planning / Jörg Neugebauer, Joachim E. Zöller.

D 617.6621 C74

Cone beam volumetric imaging (CBVI) has become an indispensable part of dentistry. Quintessence’s standard reference book on CBVI has been completely revised in order to keep up with the plethora of new developments. This Second Edition is now available in atlas format with large-sized illustrations. This comprehensive work serves as a daily reference for the interpretation of CBVI images and is intended as a reference guide for test preparation for the CBVI certification exam.

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Dec 12 2014

Hong Kong Dental Association Sept & Oct 2014 issue available now

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry


1. Monthly Scientific Meeting Corner - “Prosthodontic management of service hypodontia in adults” by Dr. Anita Wong.

2. “HKIDEAS 2014” by Staff Reporter Anna Wu.

3. “Oral health cards for children with special needs” by Dr. Kitty Hse, Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

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Dec 03 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry


Geriatric dentistry: caring for our aging population / edited by Paula K. Friedman.

D 617.6561 G3 F


Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population provides general practitioners, dental students, and auxiliary members of the dental team with a comprehensive, practical guide to oral healthcare for the aging population. Beginning with fundamental chapters on the psychological, environmental, and social aspects of aging, the book approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. Subsequent chapters show the importance of this information in a practical context by discussing how it affects office environment, decision -making and treatment planning, and the management and treatment of common geriatric oral conditions. Case studies and study questions are used to illustrate application of educational presentations to practice settings. Contributed by leaders in the field, Geriatric Dentistry will strengthen readers’ understanding and clinical acumen in addressing this special population.


Clinical and laboratory manual of dental implant abutments / edited by Hamid R. Shafie.

D 617.674 C64 S

Dr. Shafie follows the same easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format as his best-selling textbook Clinical and Laboratory Manual of Implant Overdentures. Starting with the material science behind implant abutments, the text then describes all of the relevant abutment solutions, providing a step-by-step guide to design and manufacturing of the CAD/CAM abutments and explaining how to adjust prefabricated abutments and one-piece titanium and zirconia implants. In addition to offering the ultimate procedural guide for clinical and laboratory preparation of dental implant abutments, this textbook is filled with useful tips on clinical practice management such as sterilization, instrumentation and trouble-shooting related to implant abutments.

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Dec 02 2014

South China Morning Post withdrawn from WiseNews 1 January 2015

As per the new arrangement between the publishers of South China Morning Post and WiseNews, SCMP will be withdrawn from WiseNews effective from 1st January 2015. Users can access the historic archive (from 1903 onward up to 10 years ago ) via ProQuest’s historical newspapers, and the current 10 years up to today via SCMP.com.

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Dec 01 2014


Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

16 – 30 November 2014



1. 舌頭藏菌易口臭  [新報] 2014-11-30 Q21 唔醫唔知 See Health

2. 孩童護齒解難 勿助長牙患  [星島日報] 2014-11-25 E08 健康港 Kk

3. 9種方法徹底除口臭  [成報] 2014-11-24 C11 生活解碼 保健養

4. 鎮靜劑  [信報財經新聞] 2014-11-20 C04 健康生活 有齒人生 羅若

5. 日媒介紹牙齒美白小妙招  [成報] 2014-11-18 C11 生活解碼 保健養

6. 寶寶不愛刷牙怎麼辦  [成報] 2014-11-16 D07 生活解碼 育兒頻


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Nov 26 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Complete dentures: from planning to problem solving / by P. Finbarr Allen, Seán McCarthy.

D 617.632 A42

The proportion of elderly adults is rapidly increasing as life expectancy increases. Many of these adults will not retain sufficient numbers of teeth for the remainder of their lives, and will require complete dentures at some point.

This book (2nd edition) deals with the planning, construction and review of complete dentures and examines the role of osseointegrated prostheses in the management of edentulism.

What’s in your mouth?: your guide to a lifelong smile / Douglas A. Terry.

D 617.65 T32

Dental clinicians have a responsibility to teach patients the importance of oral health care, and this book shows adult patients what can happen if they neglect their teeth. It presents full-page images to show what plaque, decay, and gingivitis look like and how they can contribute to periodontal disease and tooth loss. It also instructs the reader on the proper brushing and ossing techniques to prevent such negative outcomes. With the combination of exquisite clinical images and descriptive yet succinct text, What’s in Your Mouth?: Your Guide to a Lifelong Smile is an excellent chairside tool for patient education on oral hygiene.

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Nov 15 2014


Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

1 – 15 November 2014


1.生長與矯正牙齒 [信報財經新聞] 2014-11-13 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致

2. 箍牙一定脫牙? [信報財經新聞] 2014-11-06 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 張嘉熙

3.「智慧齒」與智慧始 [am730] 2014-11-03 A26 NEWS 醫學人

4.「漱口」與「漱喉」[am730] 2014-11-03 A28 HEALTH ZONE 衞建

5. 常塞牙易致口臭 [成報] 2014-11-02 B06 生活解碼 保健養

[Source: Wisenews]

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Nov 10 2014

Dental Research Seminar

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Date: November 17, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Ms. Li Lingwei, PhD Candidate

Title: A longitudinal study of obesity and dental caries among Hong Kong adolescents

Abstract: Obesity greatly impacts adolescents’ physical and psychological health. Obesity and dental caries are thought to share a common pathogenesis in nutrition, parenting, lifestyle, physical, social environment, as well as psychosocial factors. Studies have been conducted among various countries to investigate the relationship between adiposity and tooth decay. However, most of these studies were performed in a cross-sectional setting and indicated conflicting findings. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between obesity and dental caries among Hong Kong adolescents over time. In this seminar, a systematic review will be presented to highlight the current research status. The methodology of the present study will also be introduced.

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