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Mar 27 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Surgical essentials of immediate implant dentistry / Jay R. Beagle ; [foreword by David L. Cochran].

D 617.674 B36

Surgical Essentials of Immediate Implant Dentistry provides a definitive text on this important treatment modality.  Assisting readers to make sense of the various clinical techniques and protocols, Beagle discusses the available underlying evidence to provide a practical, comprehensive and navigable aid to attaining a thorough understanding of this complex and highly relevant subject.  All aspects of immediate placement of endosseous implants are clearly and scientifically discussed, enabling the reader to survey the entire subject area, fusing clinical guidance with scientific discussion.

Surgical Essentials of Immediate Implant Dentistry takes pre-operative risk assessment and indications and contraindications for immediate loading as its logical starting point.  It then proceeds to examine the treatment of infected sites, extraction site healing, methods of extraction, surgical protocol, and finishes with a discussion of complications.

Surgical Essentials of Immediate Implant Dentistry will find a ready place within libraries of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists and will provide all dentists with an interest in implant dentistry with a useful and welcome companion to this expanding area of clinical practice and research.

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Mar 25 2013

Alexander Street Press downtime March 31, 2013

There will be scheduled maintenance at the vendor’s data center for March 31, 2013, 11:00 pm to April 1, 2013, 1:00 am

There will be an estimated downtime of two hours for all Alexander Street products.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Mar 20 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Principles of medical and dental lasers: an introduction to laser medicine and laser dentistry / Rene Franzen.

D 610.28 F83

This book is especially written for physicians and dentists who are new to the exciting field of lasers. It will give you a good reference for the physical and biophysical part of laser medicine and dentistry. It may also serve you well as a reference and study material in a fellowship or master’s program.


There are many books about lasers and laser physics, but these are written by physicists for physicists – and they generally do not address the specific knowledge a doctor needs to be aware of when it comes to laser-tissue-interaction.


In this book, the author Rene Franzen wants to cut to the chase. He will give you the background information you need when new to the field of laser medicine or laser dentistry:


Your laser: what is that thing you just bought or are considering to use? How does absorption, scattering and transmission in biological tissues take place? On what parameters do the clinical effects depend? How can a laser be used as a minimally invasive tool in modern medicine?

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Mar 19 2013

Reuters 3000xtra will be upgraded to Eikon on 22 March 2013

Reuters 3000Xtra is an economic and finance database to provide global coverage of current and historical data on stocks, warrants, options, futures, indices, bonds, and economic indicators.


Thomson Reuters has announced that 3000Xtra will no longer be available on 22 March 2013 (Friday). Our subscription will be upgraded to Eikon accordingly:


Thomson Reuters Eikon [electronic resource]



HKU current staff and students who wish to access Eikon may need to download and install the new application from the above Dragon Record.


More information about Eikon can be found at www.thomsonreuters.com/eikon


You are also cordially invited to attend the following Eikon training:


Date:       25 March 2013 (Monday)

Time:       4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue:     e-Learning Lab, Room G-02, G/F., Main Library


Interested users should register online at


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Mar 18 2013

2013 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Award announced

Published by under Architecture

Toyo Ito from Japan is the 2013 Laureate of the Pritzker Achitecture Award, please click on here for details.

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Mar 18 2013

Dental Research Seminar

Published by under Dentistry

Date: March 26, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Presenter: Mr. Huo Yongbiao, PhD Candidate

Title: Diversity, distributions and virulence factors of established and emerging periodontal pathogens

Abstract: Periodontal disease has a complex and highly variable bacterial etiology. A number of recent studies have noted that complex and diverse communities of oral treponemes, as well as a recently described group of bacteria called Synergistetes, are present within diseased periodontal sites. In this talk, the review of what is currently known about the distributions and etiological roles of Synergistetes and oral treponemes in periodontal disease processes will be given as well as the research plans, which are largely focused on investigating the clinical distributions of these two sets of putative periodontopathogens, with the aim of better-defining their etiological roles in disease processes. Specifically, this study is to investigate the differences in component species, species-levels ‘phylogroups’ and various other taxa, which are present within periodontal-diseased sites, versus disease-free sites. To achieve this, the reliable genetic and other methods that can be used to discriminate different Synergistetes and oral treponeme strains (taxa) will be developed, and to establish their genetic ancestry. In addition, this research is aiming to study on the form and function of one or more bacterial cell surface proteins, which have been suggested to play a role in periodontal pathogenesis and/or virulence.

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Mar 15 2013


Published by under Dentistry

1– 15 March 2013



1. 含護齒「白藜蘆醇」酸梅湯紅酒煉藥 港大研發口腔藥 能預防醫治牙周病  [文匯報] 2013-03-15 A26 新聞透視眼小點子.大發現系列

2. 牙周病患率10年未改善 困擾九成港人 學者:刷牙方法不當  [明報] 2013-03-15 A28 港聞

3. 東華社區牙科診所助長者  [東方日報] 2013-03-14 A14 港聞

4. 6款漱口水酸性強易致蛀牙  [太陽報] 2013-03-13 A11

5. 醫療新知︰牙齦組織成功種牙  [蘋果日報] 2013-03-12 A16 健康與醫療

6. 新技術或解決植牙缺點  [成報] 2013-03-11 A06 醫健

7. 八成長者牙患缺醫療支援  [香港商報] 2013-03-10 A10 香港新聞

8. 愈大力刷牙,牙齒愈健康?  [都市日報] 2013-03-08 P44 健康 謬誤教室 何錦

9. 醫療新知︰ 自行美齒引發過敏  [蘋果日報] 2013-03-04 A17 健康與醫療

10. 矯齒不一定等到12  [am730] 2013-03-01 B14 親子 專家有Say 劉潤


 [Source: Wisenews]

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Mar 13 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Craig’s restorative dental materials / edited by Ronald L. Sakaguchi, John M. Powers.

D 617.6151 R43

Master the use of dental materials in the clinic and dental laboratory and stay current with this ever-changing field with Craig’s Restorative Dental Materials, 13th Edition. From fundamental concepts to advanced skills, this comprehensive text details everything you need to know to understand the scientific basis for selecting dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations. This practical, clinically relevant approach to the selection and use of dental materials challenges you to retain and apply your knowledge to realistic clinical scenarios, giving you an authoritative advantage in dental practice.



Oral and maxillofacial medicine: the basis of diagnosis and treatment / Crispian Scully.

D 617.66 S43 o63

The new edition of this highly successful volume continues to offer readers with a systemized and objective approach to the practice of oral and maxillofacial medicine. Winner of the Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors Book Award in the category of ‘New Authored Book’ (2004), and Highly Commended in the British Medical Association Book Awards (2009), this volume is ideal for senior dental students, dental practitioners and for trainees and practitioners in oral medicine, surgery, and pathology in particular.



Practical implant dentistry: the science and art / by Ashok Sethi, Thomas Kaus ; forewords by H. Weber and Raj K. Raja Rayan.

D 617.674 S49

The science and art of implant dentistry encompasses both complex surgical protocols and advanced prosthodontics, and no beginner can achieve excellence in this discipline without a clear understanding of the step-by-step guidelines. This established textbook, written by clinicians for clinicians, presents evidence-based protocols and focuses on the technical skill and practical craftsmanship that are essential to predictable outcomes in implant placement, augmentation, and restoration. Detailed clinical algorithms facilitate understanding of the various treatment options available, and checklists ensure that the proper protocol is followed before advancing to the next phase of therapy. Updated throughout, the book now features new sections on the use of cone beam imaging, computer-based diagnostics, and CAD/CAM restorative laboratory procedures. This book provides the perfect introduction to implantology with instruction to advance the skills and extend the clinical scope of every practitioner.

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Mar 11 2013

Free trial: Encyclopedia of the Mind

It’s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?The Encyclopedia of the Mind brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Click here to access the free trial to the online version which expires on April 30, 2013.

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Mar 08 2013

World Oral Health Day 2013

World Oral Health Day 2013
World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20 March. It reminds us that healthy teeth, gums and mouth play a crucial role in our ability to work or study without constant, nagging and painful toothache, in our self confidence and in the health of our whole body.

For more information, visit  https://www.fdiworldental.org/wohd2013

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