Aug 25 2011
Date: August 31, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Dr. Lee Chun Kei, PhD Candidate (12:45 to 1:15)
Title: Dental anomalies in the primary dentition
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies in the primary dentition of a southern Chinese child population, and to investigate the relationship between the presence of a talon cusp, missing or supernumerary tooth in the primary dentition and the number of the permanent successor teeth. A total of 1333 children, aged from 2 years 11 months to 5 years 5 months were included in the prevalence study. The commonest dental anomaly found was double tooth, followed by missing tooth. Both talon cusp and a supernumerary tooth occurred rarely. Children with talon cusp on primary maxillary lateral incisors, missing mandibular incisors and supernumerary
Presenter: Dr. Loo Kwok Ying, PhD candidate (1:15 to 1:45)
Title: A private clinic - based dental service programme for kindergarten children in Hong Kong
Abstract: The aim of this study was to find out the effects of providing a private practice based dental service programme to the kindergarten children in Hong Kong. In the clinical trial, a total of 245 children attending Grade 1 in nine kindergartens participated. Baseline information of the children was collected and they were randomly allocated into the test or control group. Children in the test group were offered free dental services at regular intervals based on their caries risk in 3 private dental clinics. Evaluation took place after 24 months through conducting clinical examinations and a parental questionnaire. It was found that the service was effective in preventing new dental caries and in reducing the amount of untreated caries. However, it had little effective in improving the oral health related behaviours and oral hygiene status of the children. Consumer satisfaction by the parents and children was very high.
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