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Mar 12 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

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Dental office management/ Cynthia Lamkin.

D 617.688 D56

 

DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT 2E hones professionalism and improves efficiencies in managing the business aspects of dentistry. The various tasks associated with front office dental management are addressed in six sections: the business of dentistry, practice communications, clinical records management, business and financial records management, employment opportunities, and practice management software.

 

Endodontics / [edited by] Kishor Gulabivala and Yuan-Ling Ng.

D 617.626 C7

 

Now under the leadership of a new editorial team, Endodontics 4e has been completely restructured to provide a more contemporary approach to the subject area.  As with previous editions, clinical topics are addressed in a clear step-by-step manner and have been specially designed to provide sensible ‘best practice’ routes through often conflicting approaches to treatment.

The new edition contains over 1500 images, many previously unpublished, while new chapters contain information on tooth development and the endodontic interfaces with orthodontics, general and oral medicine, and orofacial pain.. Developments in the latest underlying research, as well as advances in dental materials and equipment, are included throughout.

 

Orthodontic setup / Giuseppe Scuzzo, Kyoto Takemoto, Luca Lombardo ; with the contribution of: Akira Komori, Camilla Molinari, Chiara Berveglieri.

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The orthodontic setup is meant to provide a three-dimensional representation of the occlusion at the end of treatment. Although the orthodontic setup was first described by Kesling in 1945 and has since then become an indispensible tool for diagnosis and the construction of customized appliances, there are no standardized guidelines that are approved and used by professional organizations and manufacturers. This makes it very difficult for orthodontists to provide orthodontic technicians with precise objective information on the final position of the teeth. Orthodontic technicians must therefore draw on their personal experience, know-how, and best professional practices in short, a series of unwritten rules that are by no means universal. With this in mind, the authors have set out to describe the procedures used in the construction and evaluation of a setup that can be used both for diagnostic purposes and to manufacture customized orthodontic appliances. The manual and digital tools currently available to professionals in this field are discussed, with a particular focus on the recent developments in CAD/CAM bracket-positioning technology.

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Mar 12 2014

World Oral Health Day 2014

 

World Oral Health Day 2014

Celebrated around the world, World Oral Health Day 2014 focus is on reminding young and old of the importance of protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life.

For more information, please visit  http://www.worldoralhealthday.org/

 

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Mar 12 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: March 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

Presenter: Mrs. Gao Wenling, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: The Diversity of Subgingival Microbiota in Periodontal Pockets

Abstract: Periodontal disease is a spectrum of infectious inflammatory diseases of the periodontium, which result from an inappropriate interaction between the subgingival microbes and adjacent tissues. It has a highly complex etiology, as the composition of microbial biofilms is vast and highly variable. Many microbes in subgingival plaque cannot yet be cultivated, and so molecular approaches are widely considered to be the most effective methods for analyzing its composition. This study aims to use contemporary molecular-based approaches, such as high throughput DNA sequencing, to investigate subgingival bacteria diversity within subjects with chronic and aggressive forms of periodontitis, gingivitis compared to those with good periodontal health. Particular focus will be given to oral spirochetes, such as the red complex bacterium Treponema denticola, which has consistently been observed to be prevalent within diseased periodontal pockets.

 
Presenter: Mr. Hui Xiang, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Periodontal resident cell autophagy modulated by LPS pattern recognition and tissue hypoxia

Abstract: Periodontitis is a gram-negative microbes-induced chronic inflammation that destroys tooth-supporting structures. The mechanism of disease initiation remains not fully understood. Autophagy is a conserved cellular process essential for development and inflammation. The role, if any, of autophagy in periodontitis pathogenesis was not clear. This study aims to investigate the role of autophagy in periodontal resident cell, including endothelial cell, in growth, survival, differentiation and migration with special emphasis on relationship between TLR4 signaling and/or hypoxia.

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Mar 12 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:

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