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HKU Faculty of Dentistry Bulletin: September 2016

Faculty News

Seoul, Korea - International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 94th General Session and Exhibition, June 22-25, 2016

The faculty members attended the 94th International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General Session and Exhibition on 22-25 June in Seoul, Korea. This international annual convention provides a valuable platform for all dentists, dental specialist and dental surgeons for international research interaction. The faculty members have received numerous awards. We warmly congratulate all winners of the following awards:

IADR Distinguished Scientist Award - Professor Edward Lo

IADR Cariology Research Group Science Award - Professor Edward Lo, Professor CH Chu, Dr Marcus Fung, Dr Duangporn Doangthip, Dr May Chun-Mei Wong

IADR/ AADR William J. Gies Award - Dr Waruna L Dissanayaka, Dr Lifang Zhu, Professor Ken M. Hargreaves, Professor LJ Jin and Dr Chengfei Zhang

IADR Heraeus Kulzer Travel Award - Dr Ivy C Wei

Knowledge Exchange and Community Engagement

Oral Health Promotion from Hong Kong to Remote World: Sri Lanka, June 2016

Fifty academic staff members, post-graduate trainees and dental surgeons from Faculty of Dentistry joined an educational field trip to Sri Lanka led by Dr James Tsoi. During their stay, the group shared the latest HKU award-winning technology with local dentists, researchers and technicians from Wedasara Foundation and University of Peradeniya. Educational lectures were given to local children and adults in order to increase the awareness of dental health in rural area. The BDS students also provided basic oral health service to the villagers during the service trip. Approximately five hundred people were served.

BDS Corner

Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme
2016 Awardee's Sharing - Yon Jun Yu, Madeline
U21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2016 (Mexico, July 2016)

"This summer, I was given the opportunity to attend the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference in Monterrey, Mexico. The topic was "A global perspective on ageing societies" and the conference was attended by undergraduate students from many overseas universities. The participants came from a huge diversity of backgrounds, including science and technology, health services and medicine, as well as politics and economics. We shared with each other the results of research from our respective fields, ranging from literature reviews to laboratory and clinical studies. I personally find the discussion session most inspiring and engaging, where questions arising from participants of other fields trigger our own thoughts on the studies we have done ourselves. This was a very enriching experience through which I learnt about ageing societies from multiple perspective, appreciating the complexity of the issue rather than becoming too narrowed down to our own specialties."

(Yon Jun Yu, right two)

Back to School!

Congratulations to all freshmen who survive the Ocamp! A warm welcome to the new blood joining the Faculty of Dentistry! We wish them a happy and successful academic year ahead!

Call for participants

New Season of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Seminars

New CDE Seminar Schedule 2016-17 has been released! Organised by the Faculty of Dentistry, these evening seminars will gather eminent speakers and scholars engaged in some of the world's latest dental issues. This is a unique opportunity to engage with an extensive network of leaders and experts from all over the world in lively discussion, and we believe these CDE seminars will provide enriching experience for all of the participants. BIG discount on season tickets!

First Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Seminar in 22 September

Lecturer: Prof Maurizio S Tonetti

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Venue: LT1, PPDH

Check out the complete 2016-17 Continuing Dental Education Seminars Schedule:

The Faculty offers regular lectures and courses for continuing dental education and continuing professional development. To learn more about CDE courses, please visit:


Hong Kong - Faculty of Dentistry World No.1 Ranking Cocktail Celebration - to be held on 31 October 2016

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