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HKU Faculty of Dentistry Bulletin: March 2017


Research


Give the Right Direction: Dentists, Radiologists and Radiographers May Take Sides Differently

In our dental undergraduate training, one important radiographic technique learnt is to image the same region from two different angles in order to establish the relative position of an object. This is also known as tube shift technique. Following the famous 'buccal object rule' or 'SLOB rule', we have a clear understanding that an impacted object (e.g. tooth buried in the bone) will be located on the lingual side if it moves in the same direction as the shifted x-ray tube. However, medical radiography puts an emphasis on the direction of tube tilt instead of tube shift. Therefore, the direction mentioned will often be reversed. For example, distal shift is equivalent to mesial tilt. If there exists misunderstanding between the healthcare providers, the subsequent diagnosis and treatment planning may be compromised.

Further reading:
A.W.K. Yeung. (2017). Tube shift or tube tilt? The terminology of dental radiography is heterogeneous relative to radiological convention. Hong Kong Med. J., 23(1), 97-98.


Teaching and Learning


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Dental Materials Science

HKU Faculty of Dentistry is pleased to launch the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Dental Materials Science.

MOOC Title: Materials in Oral Health
Launch Date/ Time: 24 April 2017 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), 25 April 2017 08:00 a.m. (HK Time)

HKU Faculty of Dentistry together with a team of world class experts will take you on a trip to the MOOC lessons. Enjoy the trip!

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Awards and Achievements


First Prize Winner of 2016 Scientific Imaging Competition

Dr Will Wei Qiao, PhD candidate in Dental Materials Science, Applied Oral Sciences, won the Scientific Imaging Competition organized by the University of Hong Kong. In Dr Qiao's awarded microscopic image, he stained and visualized human mesenchymal stem cells under the fluorescent microscopy attempting to elucidate the complicated cellular behaviors upon the stimulation of biomaterials.

Before joining HKU Faculty of Dentistry, Dr Qiao received his Master of Oral Implantology and BDS training at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. He is now working on the development of biomaterials in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen University and the University of Birmingham. He is now a member of International Association of Dental Research (IADR), The Society For Biomaterials (SFB), and International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS).

 

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Dr Jennifer Qianfeng Li, Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics, has been recently elected as one of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDS RCS Ed). Dr Li attended the award ceremony and received her diploma at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on 17 September 2016. She has been a Member of the Edinburgh College since 2008 (MOrth RCS Ed).

Before joining the University of Hong Kong, Dr Li had worked with the Orthodontic Department at the University of Sydney as a Lecturer for over four years. She also had a research collaboration with the Center for Sleep Disorders and Respiratory Failure at the St George Hospital in Sydney. Prior to her career in Sydney, Dr Li was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan studying the molecular mechanism that regulates the occurrence of cleft palate for more than a year. Dr Li received her PhD training at the University of Hong Kong and had her Master of Orthodontic and BDS training at the Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China.


Call for participants


Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Seminars

Topic: "Regenerative Endodontics and Vital Pulp Therapy"

Speaker: Professor C.F. Zhang, Clinical Professor in Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, China

Date: 9 March 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong

Check out the full 2016-17 CDE Seminars Schedule at http://facdent.hku.hk/docs/2016/CDE_Leaflet_Registration201617.pdf

Topic: "Impacted Canines and Supernumarary Teeth: A Diagnostic Challenge and Therapeutic Dilemma"

Speakers:
PD Dr. med. dent. et Odont. Dr. Marc Schätzle, Senior Lecturer, Orthodontics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Michael Bornstein, Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Date: 27 October 2017 (Friday)

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong

Check out the flyer and registration details: http://www.facdenthk.org/cme/courses.asp?mcode=OR

Topic: "Clinical and Radiographic Oral Anatomy: A Comprehensive Review of Oral Anatomy for Preoperative Diagnostics and Therapeutic Intervention"

Speakers:
Professor Thomas von Arx, Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Professor Michael Bornstein, Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Date: 10 November 2017 (Friday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong

Check out the flyer and registration details: http://www.facdenthk.org/cme/courses.asp?mcode=OR

The Faculty offers regular lectures and courses for continuing dental education and continuing professional development. To learn more about CDE courses, please visit: http://facdent.hku.hk/cde


Upcoming


San Francisco, US - The HKU Dental Faculty Cocktail Reception

Date: 23 March 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Moscone West Convention Center, Room 2001, San Francisco, CA


Hong Kong - HKU Faculty KE Award Ceremony

Date: 6 March 2017 (Monday)

Time: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, Hong Kong


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