Date: January 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Miss Zhan Jingyu, PhD Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
Title: Use of sucrose substitutes in the prevention of dental caries
Abstract: The important role sucrose plays in the initiation and progression of dental caries has been shown in laboratory and human studies. A reasonable approach to prevent caries is to substitute sucrose in food and drinks with less cariogenic sweetening substances. At present, there are a number of sucrose substitutes in the market which are non- or low-cariogenic. Isomaltulose (alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-1, 6-fructose) is a natural sugar with a sweet taste which can provide energy and does not induce side effects, such as diarrhea, even when ingested in large quantity. It cannot be easily fermented by plaque bacteria and may be less cariogenic than sucrose. Findings of the series of laboratory studies we have conducted to investigate the cariogenicity of isomaltulose will be reported.
Presenter: Miss Wen Weiye, PhD Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
Title: Family-centered oral health promotion for new parents and their infants: a randomized controlled trial
Abstract: Early childhood caries (ECC) is a global health problem that causes pain and infection to the children affected. It is a common disease among preschool children in Hong Kong (31%-42% for 3-5 years old). ECC is found to be associated with a higher risk of dental caries in the primary and permanent dentitions and has negative effects on the nutrition, growth and development and general health of the children affected. We are now conducting a 4-year randomized controlled trial of family-centered oral health promotion for new parents aiming to increase the proportion of parents brushing their infants’ teeth, establishing proper feeding and dietary habits, reducing the transfer of MS (the main kind of cariogenic bacteria) from the parents to their infants and then reducing the risk of early childhood caries (ECC) at 3 years. We also aim to improve the oral hygiene status of the new parents and prevention of oral diseases among themselves.
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