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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Results of the 2015 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU promotes oral health in local communities

    HKU promotes oral health in local communities

    The HKU Faculty of Dentistry and the charity group Project Concern Hong Kong are co-organizing an oral health campaign consisting of three "Love and Clean Teeth Days" in different parts of Hong Kong. The first one will be held on January 24, 2015 at a public housing estate in Tung Chung. These day-long events will include free oral check-up, demonstrations and treatment services, as well as sharing of dental knowledge at public exhibitions. Furthermore, the HKU Faculty of Dentistry team will provide training for staff of Project Concern Hong Kong to deliver preventive oral health services throughout Hong Kong on a dental service bus. This is an Impact Project supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund granted by the University Grants Committee.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2014

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2014

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Following the successful launch of the Faculty KE Awards, the KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) was introduced in 2012 with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University. Results of the 2014 KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU launches tooth brushing app for children

    HKU launches tooth brushing app for children

    A student team of the Dentistry Faculty, under the mentorship of Dental Public Health Clinical Professor Colman McGrath, has developed a free mobile app, "Brush Buddy", to help children learn how to brush their teeth. The app uses pictures with Chinese and English subtitles to provide step-by-step guide to teach tooth brushing. The app is the first of its kind available in Chinese for teaching children about oral self-care. The app is downloadable for free from iTunes. This student KE project is supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund granted by the University Grants Committee.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2013

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2013

    The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. Results of the 2013 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU Faculty of Dentistry promotes school teachers training in Dental Emergencies

    HKU Faculty of Dentistry promotes school teachers training in Dental Emergencies

    HKU Faculty of Dentistry found that very few teachers had the necessary know-how of appropriate "first-aid" actions in dental traumas, and Hong Kong has shown a serious lack of relevant teacher-training in the past decade. Partnered with the Anglican (Hong Kong) Primary Schools Council and the Hong Kong Council for Educational Administration, a HKU Student Knowledge Exchange Project Team, mentored by Dr Mike Leung and led by student Miss Tiffany Chan of the Faculty of Dentistry, have run 11 workshops to train primary and secondary school teachers on how to take emergency actions to handle dental traumas caused by falls and collisions that happen at schools. The workshops were attended by a total of 441 primary and secondary school teachers. This equipped the teachers with necessary knowledge to handle the real-life situations more confidently and could help minimize the damage made on students' teeth.

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  • HKU dentists find that half of Hong Kong's preschoolers with tooth decay

    HKU dentists find that half of Hong Kong's preschoolers with tooth decay

    HKU Faculty of Dentistry Dr C H Chu and his team found that roughly one half of Hong Kong's preschoolers aged four to six had an average of about two teeth per child contained dental caries, most of them were untreated cavities. The team also discovered that snacking frequency, dental visits, parents' oral health knowledge and family income were the most important factors affecting the preschoolers' dental health. Such findings imply that oral health promotion in kindergartens requires the involvement of not only the children, but also their parents and teachers. Joint efforts of the government and the dental professions are essential to tackle social inequality of dental health. More details of Dr Chu's and his team's effort on promoting oral health of preschoolers are available here.

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