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Aug 31 2013


Published by under Dentistry

16 – 31 August 2013



1.  不宜長期用一種牙膏  [成報] 2013-08-28 C08 養生樂活 小百科

2.  保護無出世紙兒童  港大生推照牙計年齡  [蘋果日報] 2013-08-28 A15 港聞

3.  紅茶含多種抗氧化物防蛀牙  [東方日報] 2013-08-26 A12 港聞 健康資

4.  中風者口腔護理  [信報財經新聞] 2013-08-22 C02 健康生活 牙科 邵致勉牙科醫

5.  鹽水漱口雖可消炎 但不宜長期使用  [成報] 2013-08-19 C07 養生樂活 養生樂

6.  口腔細菌可致大腸癌  [文匯報] 2013-08-16 A16 國際新聞


 [Source: Wisenews]

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Aug 28 2013

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1.       Human Brains Are Hardwired for Empathy, Says Researcher
2.       Study Offers Clues About How Athletes’ Brain Disease Begins
3.       Same Genes May Cause Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders
4.       People Trust Eyes, Not Just Ears, When Judging Musicians
5.       Junk Food in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Mental Disorders
6.       Video: What Makes a Conversation Successful?
7.       Obesity Related Deaths Hit 1-In-5 Americans
Source: https://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org//

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Aug 28 2013

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1.  Near-Death Experiences May Be Due to Electrical Brain Surges
  2.  Visualized Heartbeat Can Trigger Out-of-Body Experience
  3.  Kids’ Chronic Stomach Pain Tied to Anxiety Disorders
  4.  Genetic Overlap Found Among Five Major Mental Disorders
  5.  Battered Dogs Get More Empathy Than Battered Adults, Say Researchers
  6.  Dogs Find Human Companion’s Yawns Contagious
  7.  Hot Chocolate Could Help Combat Dementia, Study Finds
  8.  Overthinking Can Be Detrimental to Human Performance

Source: https://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org//

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Aug 28 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source


Indian Immigrants in the United States
In 2011, India was the third largest country of origin for immigrants in the United States, after Mexico and China. The nearly 1.9 million Indian immigrants in the United States accounted for almost 5 percent of the country’s total foreign-born population of 40.4 million. This article examines the latest data on Indian immigrants in the United States, including population size, geographic distribution, admission categories, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.



Pigments of Our Imagination: The Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category
The terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” were originally created for administrative purposes by the US government, but have since come to define a population of 50.5 million people who trace their origins to 20 different countries. Rubén Rumbaut examines the origin and administrative use of the Hispanic-Latino category, and the effect it has had on the identities of people placed into it.


[Source: Migration Information Source 8/22/2013]

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Aug 26 2013

Dental Research Seminar

Published by under Dentistry

Date: August 30, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Presenter: Mrs. Zhu Lifang, MPhil Candidate (12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

Title: Stimulation of EphB2/ephrin-B1 and Matrix Metalloproteinases by Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha in Human Dental Pulp Pericytes Cultures

Abstract: Dental pulp is the soft living tissue inside the tooth, but is often exposed to dental caries, trauma and restorative procedures. Current treatment modalities for pulp exposures with pulp capping materials can induce a mineralized reparative dentin bridge formation at the injured site. The purpose of this study is to identify how TNF-α regulate EphB2/ephrin-B1 and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in human dental pulp pericytes (hDDPs) cultures. This new knowledge will bring much needed insight into dentine/pulp regeneration and dentin repair.


Presenter: Miss Liu Yuan, MPhil Candidate (1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.)

Title: Regulation of cell proliferation in dental pulp stem cells through over-expression of Bcl-2 and c-Myc

Abstract: The vital of dental pulp is extremely important for maintaining healthy tooth, regeneration of dental pulp is an urgent research task. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are identified as a potential candidate stem cell. Former studies showed that DPSCs were able to form dental-pulp-like tissue. The purpose of this study is to increase the proliferation ability of DPSCs by transfection of Bcl-2 and c-Myc genes.

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Aug 23 2013

Wordbanks Online: Service Disruption Sat 24th and Sun 25th August, 2013

Essential maintenance at the vendor’s Glasgow site requires that the Wordbanks’ corpus servers be powered down this weekend. The Wordbanks Online system will therefore be unavailable from 11am on August 24, 2013. Normal service will be resumed by Monday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Aug 21 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Primary preventive dentistry / [edited by] Norman O. Harris, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Christine Nielsen Nathe.

D 617.651 P9


Organized for consistency, coherence, and readability, this fully updated text covers all areas of prevention in dental care. PRIMARY PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY, 8/e first describes dental diseases and conditions, helping students clearly understand the processes that can be prevented through the use of preventive modalities or ideas. Next, it presents detailed strategies to prevent these diseases and conditions. Throughout, specific target populations are defined and described based upon scientifically valid preventive strategies aimed at their needs. This edition improves student understanding with more photos, illustrations, diagrams, and tables; highlights “fun facts” about the topic; adds a new chapter on the important influence culture plays in preventive dental care; and is supported by many new web-based review questions and case studies for each chapter. 



Controversial issues in implant dentistry / editor, Federico Hernández Alfaro ; associate editors, Hugo Campos Leitão, Cristina Porta Ferrer, Vanessa Ruiz Magaz.

D 617.674 C764 H5


Dental implantology has seen a dramatic shift in the last decade for a variety of reasons including the incorporation of 3D tools for diagnosis and treatment planning, new implant surfaces and designs, bioactive materials, tissue engineering techniques, and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The combined effect of these innovations is a new paradigm of implant dentistry that is already changing the way clinicians treat edentulous patients and improving treatment options. Despite these advances within implantology, questions remain about many new techniques and developing technologies. This book focuses on the dynamic parts of this new paradigm that are still evolving the controversial topics that are still subject to debate and that directly affect daily clinical practice. The author asks pressing questions and provides sound assessments.



General and oral pathology for the dental hygienist / Leslie DeLong, Nancy W. Burkhart.

D 617.661 D36


General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive study of the general concepts of pathophysiology as they relate to systemic and oral conditions. The only dental hygiene book on the market to address both oral and general pathology, General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist is the ideal solution for programs that cover oral and general pathology in one course, and provides an easily accessible review of general pathology for programs that cover oral pathology separately.


The Oral Pathology section is uniquely organized by distinct recognizable characteristics of lesions (for example, “white” lesions or “radiolucent” lesions), a uniquely practical and highly effective way of presenting this information since dental hygienists have to evaluate pathology based on what they see. This allows the student to easily identify what he or she might be looking at and to differentiate between lesions with similar appearances.


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Aug 20 2013

FDI 2013 Istanbul Annual World Dental Congress, 28-31 August 2013

Published by under Dentistry

FDI 2013 Istanbul Annual World Dental Congress will take place from August 28 to 31, 2013 at Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.


The Congress will offer a rich scientific program. Scientific program includes panels, conferences, forums, and interactive sessions on up to date subjects of all disciplines of dentistry.


Please check out the latest news on the Congress at https://www.fdi2013istanbul.org/INT/

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Aug 20 2013

Hong Kong Dental Association May & June 2013 issue available now

Published by under Dentistry


1.  Monthly Meeting Corner – “New developments in caries detection and management” by Prof. David Manton.

2.  Monthly Meeting Corner – “Endodontic treatment planning – surgical vs conventional retreatment and outcome assessment” by Dr. Bekir Karabucak.

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Aug 20 2013

Proquest maintenance and downtime August 24, 2013

On August 24, 2013, ProQuest will make storage infrastructure improvements to accommodate a growing number of users.
An eight hour (8) maintenance window is needed to perform the necessary infrastructure maintenance, lasting from August 24, 2013 at 18:00 through August 25, 2013 at 2:00.
During this time your ProQuest databases will not be available.

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