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Apr 27 2015

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: April 30, 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Venue: The Lounge, 7/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Dr. Ab Malik Normaliza Binti, PhD Candidate

Title: Oral Health Promotion Intervention Among Stroke-Carers and Patients

Abstract: Disability caused by stroke can decrease patients’ quality of life through impacts on daily life activities. Rehabilitation services for patients with stroke are dedicated to improve the condition of patients and to support independence through education and training.  Oro-motor function and clearance are commonly perturbed following stroke, and daily toothbrushing is also impaired due to reduced manual dexterity.  Dental plaque accumulates at a faster rate, and opportunistic bacteria and yeast proliferate. While maintenance of oral health is a great challenge for patients after stroke, health care staff and caregivers are ideally positioned to support and assist these patients to maintain oral hygiene so as to prevent not only oral diseases but also life-threatening infections such as aspiration pneumonia.  Evaluations of oral care provided by caregivers and approaches for optimizing such care have received little attention.  Thus, this study aims to evaluate the factors that determine the oral health behavior of stroke care providers, and the impact of a tailored Computer-Assisted-Learning (CAL) programme.

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Apr 22 2015

Read articles from Routledge Communication Studies

Health Communication

Read a range of articles that offer important insight into the latest research on Health Communication.

This collection analyses key themes that are explored through the study and practice of communicating promotional health information.

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Apr 22 2015

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.

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Apr 22 2015

Dental Research Seminar

Published by at 2:55 pm under Dentistry

Date: April 28, 2015 (Tuesday) Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: The Lounge, 7/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Miss Li Xin, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Title: Bioimimetic Nature-Derived Antibacterial Surfaces for Modified Denture and Dental Restorative Materials

Abstract: Control of the oral microbiome under different disease, inflammatory and degenerative challenges is possible with antibiotics, anti-quorum sensing molecules and toxic heavy metals such as, silver nanoparticles. However, bacteria can quite rapidly evolve resistance to chemical agents. They cannot evolve mutations to counter physical structures that are able to damage and destroy them. Therefore, attention has focused on the use of micro- and nanostructures to kill pathogenic bacteria particularly derived from nature where self-cleaning surfaces are common.
In dentistry the ultimate aim is to develop strategies that affect species that have become virulently pathogenic and restore a normal interdependent balanced microbiome. Previously it has been reported that Cicada wing surfaces can selectively remove pathogenic, gram negative while maintaining non-pathogenic species. The post-like protrusions are effective in rupturing the membrane of thin-walled bacteria represented by the gram negative staining classification. We have studied a range of potential nature-derived candidates as templates for antibacterial surface structure. Gecko skin fulfils criteria for a superior antibacterial surface structure, because it consists of high aspect ratio nanohairs, confined in tight spacing and eliciting superhydrophobicity. Such intricate structures can be copied in any material allowing for their exploitation in biomedicine and dentistry.
The aim of this study is to measure the short-term bactericidal properties of gecko skin, and Epoxy resin polymer imprints and assess their feasibility to control two ubiquitous species of “surface associating” pathogenic oral bacteria with virulent biofilm forming potential. The goal is to confirm whether these surface structures can be usefully applied as bactericidal coatings at the surface of dental implants and restorations requiring bacterial control management.


Presenter: Dr. Govindool Sharaschandra Reddy, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
Title: Possibility of Key-Hole Revision of Endodontic Treatment

Abstract: The nonsurgical revision endodontic treatment may involve the perforation of intact crown, decementation of crown or crown and bridges and disobturation of radiographically satisfactory obturation, which may be unacceptable to the patient many a times. The option of surgical approach may not appeal to the patient or it may be too invasive in terms of the size of the persistent lesion or new lesion formed or just symptomatic tooth as described by the patient all of which have known to be of microbiological origin.
This research evaluates the possibility of an approach to a surgical technique, which is based on the concept of keyhole surgery in conjunction with photodynamic dye and laser activation to eradicate the extra-radicular infection in endodontically treated tooth and the periapical region. The feasibility is assessed in a series of experiments to evaluate the parameters that make this procedure a clinical possibility

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Apr 22 2015

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by at 2:54 pm under Dentistry


Esthetic dentistry: a clinical approach to techniques and materials / [edited by] Kenneth W. Aschheim.

D 617.627 E7


The new third edition of Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials offers clearly highlighted techniques in step-by-step fashion, with unmistakable delineation of armamentarium, for the treatment of esthetic problems. Hundreds of clinical tips are included throughout the book to help alert you to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Plus, an invaluable troubleshooting guide covers the different types of esthetic problems (such as size, discoloration, and spacing issues), potential solutions, and references to chapters where the specific problem is discussed in detail. With this expert reference in hand, you will have all you need to master the latest esthetic procedures that your patients want!



Oral pathology for the dental hygienist / [edited by] Olga A.C. Ibsen, Joan Andersen Phelan.

D 617.661 I1


Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist is your source for the most trusted content in oral pathology. With more than 50 years of combined real-world experience, Olga Ibsen and Joan Phelan have created a text that offers the ideal combination of clinical photographs, radiographs and discussion to help you identify, understand, evaluate, and document the appearance of normal and disease states. This user-friendly, atlas-style text features the learning tools and updated content you need to prepare for success on your exams and throughout your professional career.



Ethical decision making in dentistry/ [edited by] Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick.

D 617.6871 E8


Ethical principles are essential in the practice of dentistry, and Ethical Decisions in Dentistry takes the reader from ethics in dental education to creating ethical protocols and public policy. This concise volume covers ethics issues in the education of dentists, in licensure and licensing examinations, in solo and group private practice, and in esthetic dentistry. It also supplies a chapter presenting the patient’s perspective on medical ethics, one on informed consent, and another on the process of developing the guidelines for ethical dental decision-making. The topics of billing, office management, and advertising are covered, and the book closes with a chapter entitled Ethics in Transition, which charts transitions in a dentists practice and career as well as transitions in how ethical principles themselves are viewed. Ethical Decisions in Dentistry is a valuable text for teaching ethics in dental schools, but also serves as a refresher course for practicing dentists at any stage of their professional lives.

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Apr 20 2015

Hong Kong Dental Association Jan & Feb 2015 issue available now

Published by at 11:53 am under Dentistry



  1. Monthly Meeting Corner – “How private dentists in Hong Kong are doing – Findings from the 2014 Practice Profile Survey” by Prof. Edward C.M. Lo.
  2. DCMS Corner – “Interview with Dr. Deborah Chan, the Chair of the Hong Kong Special Care Dentistry Association” by Staff Reporter Anna Wu.
  3. “Role of mediation in dentist-patient disputes” by Dr. Dvaid Kan and Ms. Carmen Fung.

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Apr 17 2015

Chinese Haze: Enjoy reading 40+ articles with impact!

Go to the Chinese Haze homepage to explore the latest research into haze pollution and reduction from 19 key journals in the field. Springer articles are freely accessible until May 24; BioMed Central articles are open access and therefore freely available permanently online, immediately upon publication.

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Apr 17 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source


EU Dublin Asylum System Faces Uncertain Future after Ruling in Afghan Family’s Case

The European Court of Human Right’s ruling on the transfer of a family of Afghan asylum seekers from Switzerland to Italy has struck a potentially fatal blow to the European Union’s Dublin asylum system. Against a backdrop of pressures on EU Member States in the humanitarian protection realm, this article assesses the impact of the ruling and reevaluates the viability of the Dublin Regulation as a key tool in the Common European Asylum System.


Cuban Immigrants in the United States

Cuban immigrants are afforded a special place in U.S. immigration law, with most able to gain permanent residency after one year in the country. Following a history of surges in maritime migration, more than 1.1 million Cuban immigrants resided in the United States in 2013, accounting for about 3 percent of the total foreign-born population. This article explores key characteristics of Cubans in the United States, including educational attainment, income, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source April 15, 2015]

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Apr 16 2015


Published by at 1:36 pm under Dentistry

1 – 15 April 2015


  1. 近根牙要拔除嗎  [大公報] 2015-04-12 B07 新園地 醫學與養生 思健
  2. 九成人有牙周病  [信報財經新聞] 2015-04-09 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 張嘉熙
  3. 牙瘡奪命危機  [新報] 2015-04-09 Q16 諸如齒類 霖
  4. 口氣大細菌惹的禍 [太陽報] 2015-04-08 E21副刊
  5. 換恆齒開展靚牙大計 睇矯齒專科評估口腔問題  [明報] 2015-04-06 D02 副刊Life健康 家庭醫生睇醫生 鄭寶華
  6. 刷牙力度 不重不輕  [新報] 2015-04-02 Q16 諸如齒類 嘉霖
  7. 四環素牙怎解決?  [信報財經新聞] 2015-04-02 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 張嘉熙
  8. 智慧齒的煩惱  [am730] 2015-04-01 A32 HEALTH 醫理 梁耀殷

[Source: Wisenews]

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Apr 16 2015

Access the free articles from Politics and International Relations, Routledge

Please click here to access the articles which have been recently published on an open access basis in Routledge Politics and International Relations journals.The articles are freely available to read online by everyone.

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