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  • HKU Dental Professor calls for regular dental checkup for people over 45 to detect and prevent mouth cancer

    HKU Dental Professor calls for regular dental checkup for people over 45 to detect and prevent mouth cancer

    A research team of HKU Faculty of Dentistry led by Professor Peter Thomson has been working to improve understanding of the cause and development of mouth cancer, to identify the population in Hong Kong most at risk, and to apply effective primary, secondary and tertiary preventive strategies to target disease at the earliest possible stage, and to facilitate minimal interventional treatment. Professor Thomson said many mouth cancer patients are diagnosed only when the disease is advanced and incurable. However, early suspicious signs of cancer or pre-cancer change, including non-healing mouth ulcers, red and white mucosal patches and unexplained swellings within the mouth or in the neck, could easily be detected by a dental professional during standard oral examination. According to the government’s statistics, less than half of HongKongers had regular dental check-ups and fewer than 37% of those in the high risk group aged 45 or above visit their dentists regularly. The strategies that prevention really is better than cure when it comes to halting the progress of this life-threatening oral disorder are confirmed in Professor Thomson’s new book “Oral Cancer – From Prevention to Intervention “.

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  • HKU dental professionals invent “super” toothbrush to clean all dental surfaces

    HKU dental professionals invent “super” toothbrush to clean all dental surfaces

    HKU Faculty of Dentistry Honorary Associate Professor and local dentist Dr TC Ng, together with HKU Faculty of Dentistry Professor Jin Lijian, have designed an “NJ Toothbrush” which is the only toothbrush in the world targeting all dental surfaces including those niches often unreachable. The team said in a short two minutes’ brushing using the NJ Toothbrush, users would be able to approach major anatomical features and niches. It can therefore maximise the control of plaque biofilms and resultant oral/periodontal inflammation along with regular professional oral healthcare. A PCT patent application has been filed for the innovation. HKU expects the NJ Toothbrush to be available on the market in two years’ time, and the price would be about the same as electronic toothbrush.

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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2018 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • Dentistry’s Knowledge Exchange Dialogue 2018

    Dentistry’s Knowledge Exchange Dialogue 2018

    The Faculty of Dentistry has recently published Knowledge Exchange Dialogue 2018, which features 14 KE projects conducted by faculty members and students in 2016-17.  The stories were written by a group of students from the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University as part of their practicum project.

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  • Knowledge of Oral Health

    Knowledge of Oral Health

    Knowledge of Oral Health is an oral health brochure published by the Faculty of Dentistry for the general public.  It consists of 74 articles that were published in am730 newspaper between 2015 and 2017.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2017 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU Faculty of Dentistry holds Knowledge Exchange Award Ceremony 2017

    HKU Faculty of Dentistry holds Knowledge Exchange Award Ceremony 2017

    The Faculty of Dentistry held the Inaugural Knowledge Exchange Award Ceremony at Prince Philip Dental Hospital to kick off its 35th anniversary celebration. The 11 awarded projects served the communities in various ways. They included a Mobile Dental Clinics to offer citizens free oral check-ups, scaling and cavity filling service, and seminars and talks to promote precautionary measures against oral diseases. Beneficiaries from these projects included Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers, children with special needs, foreign domestic helpers, and the Muslim community. Some of the projects were outreach service outside Hong Kong to places in Mainland China and remote overseas areas.

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