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Jan 31 2013

Connotea is closing – please export your bookmarks

Connotea, nature.com’s social bookmarking site, is closing on March 12th, 2013. You are strongly encouraged to download your bookmarks before this date as your library will not be accessible afterwards.

 The Connotea Export Tool will convert your bookmarks into two formats that should be compatible with most common browsers or reference management systems:

  • HTML – compatible with most browsers
  • RIS – compatible with most reference management systems.

You will be able to log in to the Connotea Export Tool by using your Connotea username and password and following the instructions on screen. Once you have downloaded your HTML and/or RIS file, please refer to the instructions for your browser and/or reference management system to import your bookmarks.

As Connotea stores a large amount of data, in some cases it may take over an hour for your bookmarks file to be generated.

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Jan 31 2013

牙科新聞

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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16 – 31 January 2013

香港

 

1.  養成良好習慣預防牙齦出血  [新報] 2013-01-31 C07  7鮮之身壯力健版 四時健康 扁

2.  4植體可撐全排下顎齒  [新報] 2013-01-24 A01 要聞 最新技術

3.  植牙深四成 害病人歪嘴 烏龍牙醫緩刑甩身  [新報] 2013-01-24 A01 要聞

4.  孩子「倒及」牙 不容忽視  [am730] 2013-01-18 B16 親子 專家有Say

5.  女病人植牙變歪嘴  神經線受損 牙醫認四項專業失德  [蘋果日報] 2013-01-18 A14

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

 

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Jan 31 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Dentures : types, benefits & potential complications / Tibor Karoly Fabian, Pal Fejerdy and Peter Hermann, editors.

D 617.633 D41

This work is an edited collection of miscellaneous chapters from the huge field of prosthetic dentistry, about dentures, and their types, benefits and potential complications. Besides most frequently discussed related topics of the field, this edited collection also includes some chapters dedicated to rarely reviewed research areas like preprosthetic orthodontics, brain correlates of wearing denture, psychosomatic aspects of prosthetic dentistry, denture related microbiology and the use of mind-body therapies, physico therapies as well as complementary and alternative approaches for prosthetic dentistry, which may supply a great want. This book gathers and presents data on the leading edge of prosthetic dentistry.

 

 

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Jan 30 2013

New publication is available at the Scout Report!

A Window into China: Carnegei-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace created this initiative as a way to offer the public access to pieces written in China by Chinese scholars and experts. The hope is that these works will provide “the international community better insight into and understanding of the debates taking place in China on important foreign policy issues.” Visitors to the site can look four main sections, which include Commentary & Analysis, Policy Research, and Testimony & Speeches. Some of the recent trenchant pieces include “Can Chinese Culture Take the Moral High Ground?” and “China’s Traditional Values and Modern Foreign Policy.” Also, visitors will want to read the profiles of the scholars featured under the Experts area.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 3, January 18, 2013]

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Jan 30 2013

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. The Egyptian Revolution Through Mubarak’s Eyes
  2. You Can’t Change the Climate from Inside Washington
  3. Flyover Country
  4. Learning to Live with Bibi
  5. When Tibet Loved China
  6. In Sudan, the Front Line Is Everywhere
  7. Mutiny in Kabul
  8. Al Qaeda Country
  9. Does the NRA Want to Turn America Into Afghanistan?
  10. Is This Pakistan’s Tahrir Square?
  11. The Three Most Dangerous Things About Threat Lists

 

[Source: Foreign Policy, 15th - 24th January 2013]

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Jan 25 2013

ARTstor maintenance notice January 27th 2013

ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to our systems beginning on Sunday, January 27th at 12:00 noon and concluding on Monday, January 28th at 2:00 am. While the upgrade is being performed, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

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Jan 24 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry
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Oral & maxillofacial trauma / editors, Raymond J. Fonseca … [et al.].

D 617.6722 O6

Describing the diagnosis and management of maxillofacial and associated traumatic injuries step by step, Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma, 4th Edition takes you beyond the surgical management of head and neck trauma to cover the general management of traumatic injuries, systemic evaluation of the trauma patient, and special considerations associated with maxillofacial trauma patient care. New to this edition are over 700 full-color illustrations showing details of traumatic injuries and their treatment. Edited by head and neck trauma expert Dr. Raymond J. Fonseca, along with over 80 highly respected contributors, this comprehensive reference provides all of the information you need to offer the best care possible to maxillofacial trauma patients.

 

Inspiration : people, teeth, and restorations / authors, Luiz Narciso Baratieri … [et al.].

D 617.62 I59

Natural tooth behaves much as a collection of mosaics that change color according to the type of light and media in which they are found, and it is this beauty of tooth composition and form that is the inspiration to those who seek to mimic tooth in dental restorations. This stunning atlas is the culmination of more than 25 years of dedicated study into the optical behavior of teeth and restorative materials. Although the author wows readers with dazzling photography throughout, this book moves beyond a mere clinical art book that only shows what is possible. The practical purpose of this book is also to outline the clinical sequences of how to use composite resins and dental ceramics to achieve the optical characteristics observed so exquisitely in natural teeth. By blending art and dental science, the author has created an ultimate textbook on dental anatomy and restorative dentistry that explores the underlying makeup of the layered structures of the teeth and reveals the techniques of how to meet the challenge of mimicking natural tooth.

 

Atlas of cone beam imaging for dental applications / Dale A. Miles.

D 617.6621 M64

Now regarded as the standard of care for some applications in dentistry, cone beam volumetric imaging (CBVI) is profoundly influencing clinical decision making like no other imaging modality developed in the past century. Yet many practitioners remain uncertain about its range of applications, safety, and cost, as well as how and when to integrate it into their clinical practice. This sleek, full-color atlas addresses each of these topics in succinct fashion. The author, a practicing oral and maxillofacial radiologist, introduces readers to all of the various ways of viewing CBVI data sets and guides clinicians in identifying familiar anatomic landmarks in the three planes of section (axial, sagittal, and coronal). Comprehensive case presentations demonstrate the diagnostic and treatment-planning capabilities of CBVI in its full range of applications (eg, airway studies, implant site assessment, odontogenic lesion visualization, 1:1 space analysis) while at the same time highlighting situations in which traditional two-dimensional imaging will suffice. A must-read for students and practitioners at all levels and in all specialties of dentistry.

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Jan 24 2013

JSTOR offers free online reading access to 1,200 journal archives

JSTOR announced that the archives of more than 1,200 journals are now available for limited reading by the public. This is part of a major expansion of JSTOR’s experimental program Register & Read, in which people can sign up for a JSTOR account and, every two weeks, read up to three articles online for free.

[Source: JSTOR e-news alerts, Jan 8, 2013]

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Jan 24 2013

JSTOR Announces Free Access to 500K Public Domain Journal Articles

The JSTOR journal archive announced today that it is making nearly 500,000 public domain journal articles from more than 220 journals—or about six percent of JSTOR’s total content—freely available for use by “anyone, without registration and regardless of institutional affiliation.”  [Source: Library Journal, article by David Rapp Sep 7, 2011]

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Jan 18 2013

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: January 31, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

Presenter: Miss Tian Tian, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: Aspects of bonding between resin luting cements and glass ceramic materials

Abstract: Glass ceramics are widely used in dental restorations because of their excellent esthetic performance. Nowadays, there are increasing cases where the retention of restorations is reliant on bonding. Hence, the quality of bonding is of increasing importance, and is a dominant factor required for the long-term success of glass ceramic restorations. It is accepted that adhesion between ceramics and resin cements is provided by two major mechanisms: micromechanical attachment and chemical bonding. However, no wide agreement has been reached for optimal bonding. Furthermore, the ceramic and resin cement bond is subjected to a complex environment in the oral cavity being influenced by several extrinsic factors. Consequently, laboratory testing should simulate these variables to enable the development of superior materials and surface preparation methods that provide long-term durable bond strengths in the oral environment.

The aim of this study is to analyze laboratory studies investigating the resin cement bond to glass ceramics, to compare two bonding models using a microtensile bond strength test and to evaluate the effect of surface treatments on resin ceramic bonding as well as to evaluate the influence of different storage media on the ceramic/resin bond.

 
Presenter: Mr. Liu Quan, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Studies on bone minerals: micro/nano-structural and compositional investigations, assessments and simulations

Abstract: Skeleton is of great importance to vertebrates since bones are responsible for the supporting and moving of animal body, mineral storage as well as hematopoiesis. Biological apatite is the main inorganic component of biological hard tissue, including human bones and teeth. Because of such a similarity, animal bone-derived grafting materials have been used for bone reconstruction in dentistry and medicine. Given the clinical value of biological apatite, numerous studies about its basic knowledge and clinical performance have been done. However, some gaps, limitations and problems about the morphology, crystal size, solubility and biodegradation of biological apatite still remain. Hence, this study is to investigate the micro/nano-structure and chemical compositions of series of vertebrate bones; to assess the physiochemical properties of biological apatite; and to examine the effect of various ions to the solubility of biological apatite by taking hydroxyapatite as a simulative model, aiming at obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the physiochemical properties of bone minerals.

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