Academic & Community Engagement

Event & Programme

Mobile Dental Service at Central-Western District
17 Sep 2022 Community Service
Mobile Dental Service at Central-Western District
Date
17 Sep 2022 (Saturday)
Time
10:00 - 17:00 (TBC)
Venue
Central-Western district (TBC)
Service Target
120 underprivileged people
Collaborator
  • Project Concerns HK
  • Caritas HK
  • Health in Action
  • HKU Faculty of Dentistry
Service
  • To promote oral health
  • To provide oral examination and dental consultation
  • To provide oral hygiene instruction, scaling, and emergency extraction
Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service
24 Sep 2022 Community Service
Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service
Date
24 September 2022 (Saturday)
Time
09:00 - 13:00
Venue
Branches of Hope, 29 Burrows Street, Wanchai
Service Target
Asylum seekers and refugees
Collaborator
  • Branches of Hope
  • Medical Outreachers Hong Kong
Service
  • To provide oral hygiene instruction
  • To provide oral examination
  • Fluoride application (if indicated)
Wanchai Oral Health Education Service
8 Oct 2022 Community Service
Wanchai Oral Health Education Service
Date
8 October 2022 (Saturday)
Time
09:30 - 12:30
Venue
Branches of Hope, 29 Burrows Street, Wanchai
Service Target
40 ethnic minorities
Collaborator
  • Branches of Hope
Service
  • To promote oral health education
  • To provide oral hygiene instruction
  • Debunk oral health misconceptions
Teeth for a Lifetime and Dental Materials to Support Them All the Way
17 Oct 2022 CPD Programme
Teeth for a Lifetime and Dental Materials to Support Them All the Way
Programme
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme
Speaker
Dr Gustavo Molina
Abstract

The world average life expectancy is currently beyond 85 years of age in developed countries. More elderly patients are retaining their natural teeth longer into old age--thereby necessitating ongoing restorative dentistry input for their maintenance. Most of the materials that are currently used for direct restorations were developed less than 50 years ago and there is no evidence of such a longevity for these restorations, that would be more likely replaced, renewed or simply refreshed in the lifespan of an aging individual.

Cariology allowed a better understanding of the etiology and progression of caries disease, unloading the burden that had been put not only on the restorative materials but also on the skills of dentists -that are usually expected to be exquisite artists to restore a cavity. Instead, the focus is shifting to achieve sustainable control of the factors that trigger the installation of caries and those that challenge the host along the life span.

On the other hand, different contextual factors may determine the level of oral health education as well as the access to limited or unlimited resources for the provision of oral care. Local or regional policies will allow or restrict the inclusion of vulnerable groups into mainstream system, which will ultimately define the protocols of care for the general population, therefore characterizing developed (or developing) societies.

A comprehensive approach will be discussed during the presentation, weighting factors that might influence the selection of minimally invasive strategies and/or direct restorative materials depending on the age of the patient and his/her social environment (from a Latin American perspective).

Date
17 Oct 2022 (Monday)
Time
18:30 - 20:00
Venue
ZOOM MEETING
CPD Point
1.5 per programme
Fee
  • Member: Free of Charge
  • Non-member: $200
Note
The date and venue is subject to change according to the risk of COVID-19
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An Adjunctive Use of Photonic Dentistry in Cariology: Early Detection & Therapy
6 Dec 2022 CPD Programme
An Adjunctive Use of Photonic Dentistry in Cariology: Early Detection & Therapy
Programme
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme
Speaker
Dr Ambrose Chan
Abstract

Despite considerable advances in dentistry, dental caries remains one of the most common and unsolved human infectious disease. Around 90% of young population in the United States has dental caries, while out of all dentate adults almost 94% have evidence of coronal caries. It was forecasted that such occurrence of dental caries is one the driver that propels the growing demand for dental services. There is an urge in demand of adjunctive use of photonic (laser and light) dentistry in a multidisciplinary, minimally invasive and preventive approach that would encourage regular patient attendance to allow for patient education, early caries detection and intervention. Researchers in 1940s demonstrated that by exposure to photons from the sunlight provided a mean of dental caries prevention. A survey of 12-14 years old boys in rural and semirural areas of the United States reported that a 30% increase in the annual exposure to sunshine correlated with a 40% reduction in the incidence of dental caries. Today, Photons technology underpins a wide range of adjunctive applications in daily dental practice from digital-light-processing 3D scanning, to fluorescent-guided caries and oral cancer early detection, and to photo-ablation, photobiomodulation, caries prevention, photo-activated-disinfection and esthetic therapy. The aim of this lecture is to present the “ABCD of light in Cariology”, an adjunctive use of photonic (laser and light) dentistry in a multidisciplinary, minimally-invasive and preventive approach that would encourage regular patient attendance to allow for patient education, early caries detection and intervention.

Date
6 Dec 2022 (Tuesday)
Time
18:30 - 20:00
Venue
ZOOM MEETING
CPD Point
1.5 per programme
Fee
  • Member: Free of Charge
  • Non-member: $200
Note
The date and venue is subject to change according to the risk of COVID-19
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Caries Management with Mercury-free Products
7 Feb 2023 CPD Programme
Caries Management with Mercury-free Products
Programme
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme
Speaker
Dr Tammy D. Duangthip
Abstract

Dental caries remains a public health problem in Hong Kong and worldwide as it affects all age groups with onset in childhood and increases with age over the life course. Dental amalgam, containing 50% mercury, has been commonly used as a restorative material to fill cavities. World Health Organisation considers mercury to be one of the top 10 chemicals of major environmental and public health concern. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty aiming to protect human health and the environment from emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. Minimal intervention restorations using adhesive materials such as glass ionomer cement and composite resin can preserve the natural tooth, making this intervention potentially beneficial to the lifelong oral health of the patients. Minimally invasive interventions may also include secondary prevention, such as fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride application. The updated evidence-based information on caries management with mercury-free products and minimal intervention as alternatives to the use of dental amalgam will be presented and discussed.

Date
7 Feb 2023
Time
18:30 - 20:00
Venue
ZOOM MEETING
CPD Point
1.5 per programme
Fee
  • Member: Free of Charge
  • Non-member: $200
Note
The date and venue is subject to change according to the risk of COVID-19
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The Role of Mouth Rinse in Chemical Plaque Control
3 Apr 2023 CPD Programme
The Role of Mouth Rinse in Chemical Plaque Control
Programme
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme
Speaker
Dr Elvis Tsang
Abstract

Oral hygiene is an important element in the prevention of oral diseases. While the main stream of maintaining good oral hygiene is by mechanical plaque control, there are still situations where chemical plaque control is needed. Out of all the currently available chemical plaque control methods, mouth rinse is the most easily available and widely used product. Currently there are a lot of mouthrinse products with different active ingredients in the market with different claimed actions. In this seminar, an overview of the available mouth rinse products will be given. A special focus will be given to chlorhexidine, which is a common mouth rinse used in relation to the management of periodontal disease. The related evidence for its use, and prevention of caries and periodontal disease will be discussed and recommendations on the use of these products will also be given.

Date
3 Apr 2023
Time
18:30 - 20:00
Venue
ZOOM MEETING
CPD Point
1.5 per programme
Fee
  • Member: Free of Charge
  • Non-member: $200
Note
The date and venue is subject to change according to the risk of COVID-19
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The 15th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry
8-10 Nov 2023 AAPD Conference
The 15th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry
Date
8-10 November 2023
Venue
Hong Kong
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Dental Outreach at Wong Tai Sin Sik Sik Yuen
Date TBC Community Service
Dental Outreach at Wong Tai Sin Sik Sik Yuen
Date
To be confirmed
Time
08:30 – 16:30
Venue
Wong Tai Sin Sik Sik Yuen Centre
Service Target
Seniors over 50 years old
Collaborator
  • Sik Sik Yuen
  • Bo Ai Foundation Ltd
  • Happy Tree Social Services
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council
  • Lions Club of The Peak Hong Kong
  • Second Smile Foundation
Service
  • Provide dental checkup, dental preventive treatment, pain relief treatment, dentures and oral hygiene instruction
  • Health screening for Alzheimer’s disease
  • 28 Jul 2022
    Annual Dinner 2022
    Event
    Annual Dinner 2022
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  • 1 Jul 2022
    Outreach at Inner City Ministries
    Community Service
    Outreach at Inner City Ministries
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  • 20 MAR 2022
    World Oral Health Day
    Press Release
    World Oral Health Day
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  • 18 DEC 2021
    Sham Shui Po Dental Outreach 2021
    Community Service
    Sham Shui Po Dental Outreach 2021
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  • 10-12 DEC 2021
    Hong Kong International Dental Expo & Symposium 2021
    Expo & Symposium
    Hong Kong International Dental Expo & Symposium 2021
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  • 1-3 OCT 2021
    The 14th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry
    Conference
    The 14th International Conference of Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry
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  • 29 JUL 2021
    Inaugural Meeting 2021
    Inaugural Meeting
    Inaugural Meeting 2021
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  • YEAR 2022
    Continuing Professional Development Programme
    Programme
    Continuing Professional Development Programme
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