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Archive for February, 2014

Feb 28 2014


Published by under Dentistry

16 – 28 February 2014



1.  電動牙刷好嗎[信報財經新聞] 2014-02-27 C02 健康生活 有齒人生張嘉熙醫

2.  古今人類牙病源自相同細菌  [太陽報] 2014-02-26 A24 國際 SUN

3.  細菌誘發免疫反應 認真刷牙 預防關節炎  [am730] 2014-02-25 A31 健康 牙患

4.  牙醫突全部離職 醫療集團邀顧客商退款  [明報] 2014-02-22 A11 港聞

5.  保護健康牙齒 由出牙仔開始  [am730] 2014-02-20 A30 精叻寶寶成長特輯

6.  潔齒護肝 減細菌感染  [星島日報] 2014-02-18 E08 健康港 Kk

7.  刷牙的邊際效應  [新報] 2014-02-17 Q28 潮文化 主場在我 曾萍湘


[Source: Wisenews]

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Feb 28 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Anatomy of orofacial structures : a comprehensive approach / Richard W. Brand and Donald E. Isselhard.

D 617.61 B81

A combined text and student workbook, Anatomy of Orofacial Structures: A Comprehensive Approach, Enhanced 7th Edition, makes it easy to understand oral histology and embryology, dental anatomy, and head and neck anatomy. Now in full color, the book includes more than 800 images, as well as review questions and detachable flashcards for convenient, on-the-go study. Clear coverage provides a solid foundation for students in dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.



Oral radiology: principles and interpretation / [edited by] Stuart C. White and Michael J. Pharoah.

D 617.6622 O6 W

With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation, 7th Edition visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology along with their clinical application. First, you’ll gain a solid foundation in radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection. Then you’ll learn intraoral and extraoral imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT. The second half of the book focuses on how to recognize the radiographic features of pathologic conditions and interpret radiographs accurately. This edition also includes new chapters on forensics and cone-beam imaging.



Comprehensive periodontics for the dental hygienist/ Mea A. Weinberg, Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, Stuart J. Frouma and Stuart L. Segelnick.

D 617.664 C73

Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 4/e provides concise coverage of the foundations of periodontics. This text is a helpful introduction for dental hygiene students and a valuable resource for practicing hygienists. Coverage includes the clinical aspects of periodontics, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and presents material in a clear and accessible format. Anchored in evidence-based learning, chapters provide simple explanations of many of the complexities of the dental disease process and provide clear links to practical aspects of therapy.

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Feb 27 2014

Hong Kong Dental Association Jan & Feb 2014 issue available now

Published by under Dentistry


1. Monthly Meeting Corner – “Applied radiology for daily dentistry” by Dr. Thomas Li.

2. “Annual group meeting of Estate Dentists Group” by Dr. Mui Sau Fung Michael.

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Feb 26 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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Feb 25 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Policy Beat
Republican Congressional Leaders Shelve Immigration Reform for 2014
The small window for enactment of a major U.S. immigration overhaul during 2014 seems to have closed. A trial balloon testing House Republicans’ willingness to proceed this year was quickly floated and dropped. Amid a focus on politics and timing, less noted was the reality that for the first time, House Republican leaders have affirmed support for a policy that would move the party closer to compromise over the most vexing question holding up immigration reform: what to do with the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.


Refugees and Asylees in the United States
In 2012, the United States granted humanitarian protection to more than 87,000 people, with grants of asylum up 19 percent and refugee admissions up 3 percent from a year earlier. This article provides a detailed look at the most recent refugee and asylum data in the United States, including country of origin, top states of settlement, and more.


[Source: Migration Information Source February 21, 2014] 

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Feb 25 2014

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today announced the launch of a completely redesigned website for MPI and its online journal, the Migration Information Source. The new website provides a significantly more user-friendly experience with improved navigation, richer visualization of data offerings and the ability to find research, multimedia content and articles by topic, region and other criteria.

The website, www.migrationpolicy.org, offers a clean, contemporary design with powerful search capabilities, as well as a new section for commentaries written by MPI and MPI Europe policy analysts. Users will be able to select MPI and Migration Information Source resources by topic, region, content type, analyst and program activity.

The website includes a revamped MPI Data Hub that offers a wealth of international and U.S. data, charts and maps. The Data Hub provides current and historical data on immigrant populations by size, origin, place of residence, educational attainment, language proficiencies and workforce participation; as well as trends in remittance flows, emigration and more.


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Feb 20 2014

EBL Scheduled Downtime March 2014

EBL platform will be unavailable during March 2, 2014 from 8 am to 12 at noon as the vendor performs enhancements and updates to their system.

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Feb 19 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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Feb 17 2014

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: February 24, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Presenter: Ms. Rao Ninajing, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: Study on the pathogenesis of Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the jaws

Abstract: Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) is a rare but severe clinical complication related with Bisphosphonates (Bps) therapy, which is widely used for management a series of conditions accompanied by pathologically high bone resorption, such as Paget’s disease, osteoporosis and bone metastasis. And so far the underlying pathogenesis of BRONJ is still unknown. According to the relevant researches, multiple correlating factors might get involved in the development of BRONJ, including the efficacy and cumulative amount of Bps, dental surgical procedures as well as dental infection. The aim of the present  study is 1) to assess the significance of periapical infection in the development of Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws and further explore its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms; 2) To assess the significance of Actinomyces onto the development of BRONJ. 80 12-weeks-old female C57BL/6N ovariectomized mice will be used in the study, 20 animals in each group. Clinical examination, Micro-CT scanning, immunohistochemistry will be used to observe morphological and histopathologic changes of jaw bones in this study.

Presenter: Mr. Huo Lei, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Effect of bisphosphonate on periodontal condition in compromised host

Abstract: Bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) has been reported as a serious complication on the patients received bisphosphonate treatment. The usage of this drug is mainly 1) low dose to enhance bone strength in postmenopausal women and aged people; 2) high dose to prevent and treat malignant skeletal complications in cancer patients. Although it is widely accepted that high-dose bisphosphonate is a high-risk factor in inducing osteonecrosis, some studies demonstrated  potential advantage of low-dose bisphosphonates in inhibiting alveolar bone resorption in progressive periodontitis. The objectives of this study are to investigate the effect of high and low doses bisphosphonates on periodontal condition using an ovariectomized rat model, and the risk of high/low doses bisphosphonates in inducing osteonecrosis in compromised host with progressive periodontitis. Clinical examination, Micro-CT, TUNEL staining, histology, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence labeling will be used to investigate morphological and histopathologic changes of jawbones under various experimental conditions.

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Feb 15 2014


Published by under Dentistry

1 – 15 February 2014



1. 口腔潔淨防動脈變硬  [新報] 2014-02-14 A09 港聞

2. 牙齒修復的代價  [信報財經新聞] 2014-02-13 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致勉醫

3. 牙周病無分年齡  [星島日報] 2014-02-04 E08 健康港 保健至專


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