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Applied Oral Sciences and Community Dental Care
Dental Materials Science
Dental Materials Science (DMS) is one of the very original disciplines at our faculty, active since 1982. DMS is an integral part of dental sciences and contributes extensively in preclinical teaching. We operate also our own taught postgraduate (Master) program MSc(DMS) which is a full-time, no patient contact study. Research in DMS is mainly laboratory studies covering chemical, mechanical and physical properties of materials in clinical dentistry: ceramics, metals, polymers, composite and hybrid materials, primers and other adhesion promoters, be they synthetic or natural. Today our interests cover also biomechanics, biomineralisation, dental education, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Dental Public Health
The work of the discipline of Dental Public Health (DPH) concerns the promotion of oral health, the prevention of oral diseases, and the provision and administration of oral health care services in defined populations and communities. We recognize the role of behavioural, social and environmental factors as determinants of oral health. We aim to advance the oral health of the population through the practice of evidence-based dentistry, and the effective and efficient management of oral health care services and resources.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (OMFR) uses various imaging modalities to visualize the orofacial region for diagnostic purposes, and deals with radiation effects on humans, as well as radiation dose protection. Basic two-dimensional imaging in OMFR modalities comprises intra- and extra-oral imaging, whereas advanced three-dimensional procedures mainly focus on cone beam computed tomography. Nevertheless, non-ionizing procedures such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance tomography are emerging for indications in the head-and-neck region. OMFR aims to help in the acquisition and interpretation of radiographic images to facilitate diagnosis, treatment planning, and the surgical decision-making process for clinicians through research, teaching, and practice.
Oral Biosciences
Researchers within Oral Biosciences (OBS) are investigating various scientific research areas relating to oral biology and oral microbiology. One major focus is the oral microbiome: in particular, studying how the composition and biological activities of the bacteria associated with periodontal and peri-implant infections, differs from that associated with periodontal health. This incorporates a range of computational (dry-lab) and experimental (wet-lab) approaches. Another focus is tooth bioengineering: in particular, using tooth-derived stem cells combined with 3D scaffolds to repair, regenerate and ‘build’ the soft and hard tissues that comprise the tooth.
 
Division Coordinator
Prof. C. McGrath (Dental Public Health)
Professoriate/Academic related staff
Prof. E.C.M. Lo (Dental Public Health)
Prof. M.C.M. Wong (Dental Public Health)
Dr. R.M. Watt (Oral Biosciences)
Dr. R. Tanaka (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology)
Dr. J.K.H. Tsoi (Dental Materials Science)
Dr. W.L. Dissanayaka (Biomedical and Tissue Engineering)
Dr. M. Koohi-Moghadam (Clinical Artificial Intelligence)
Dr. D. Duangthip (Cariology)
Dr. A.W.K.Yeung (Radiography)
Senior Secretary
Ms. Zinnia S.H. Pang
 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
OMFS
The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a vibrant and busy clinical academic specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical management of disease, deformity and injury of the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Recognized as a centre of excellence in the Asia-Pacific Region, our clinical, research and teaching expertise includes the diagnosis and management of oral cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial asymmetry and disproportion, oro-facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as disorders affecting the oral mucosa such as ulceration, infections and potentially malignant disorders.
 
Division Coordinator
Dr. R. Su (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Professoriate/Academic related staff
Prof. P.J. Thomson (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. M.Y.Y. Leung (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. D.T.S. Li (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. L.W. Zheng (Oral Medicine)
Dr. W.W.S. Choi (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. S.W. Choi (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Dr. X. Lan (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Senior Secretary
Ms Winnie W.M. Chiu
 
Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Orthodontics
The discipline of Orthodontics bears commitments of teaching, research and patient care in orthodontics. We provide a top-notch undergraduate education in basic knowledge of orthodontics and postgraduate teaching in diagnosis, prevention, interception and correction of malocclusion and other dentofacial abnormalities. We are the basic and higher training center of orthodontic specialty of Hong Kong. Our research focuses on the mechanism of orthodontic tooth movement, three dimensional imaging in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment, and sleep disordered breathing treated with orthodontic appliances. Besides, the orthodontic clinical faculty and trainees provide interceptive, comprehensive and multidisciplinary orthodontic care to patients of all ages.
Paediatric Dentistry
Duties of the discipline of Paediatric Dentistry include the promotion, practice, teaching and research of the comprehensive oral health care for children from birth to adolescence. Preventive and therapeutic care is especially given to children with special health care needs, developmental problems, dento-oral anomalies, and traumatic injuries. We also coordinate multidisciplinary care for children with complex health conditions e.g. cleft lip and palate.
 
Division Coordinator
Dr. Y. Yang (Orthodontics)
Professoriate/Academic related staff
Prof. C.K.Y. Yiu (Paediatric Dentistry)
Dr. G.H.M. Wong (Paediatric Dentistry)
Dr. M. Gu (Orthodontics)
Dr. G.H.M. Lee (Paediatric Dentistry)
Dr. Y.F. Lin (Orthodontics)
Dr. S.M. Peng (Paediatric Dentistry)
Dr. A.P. Perfecto Jr. (Public Health and Healthy Ageing)
Dr P. Liu (Paediatric Dentistry)
Senior Secretary
Miss Frances S.C. Chow
 
Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
The Divisional of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry strives for oral/periodontal and peri-implant health of the Hong Kong population and beyond. Our role is to provide world-class undergraduate/postgraduate/research education and professional training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Our postgraduate program in Periodontology is the only program in Asia that is internationally accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology. In addition, to conduct basic, translational and clinical research aiming to make new discoveries, to inspire innovative approaches in periodontal science for improving and refining prevention, diagnosis and treatment in clinical practice and beyond, as well as to commit ourselves towards excellent professional services for the local community; to engage and collaborate with colleagues globally; to develop and maintain Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong as one international Periodontology training and knowledge exchange hub.
 
Division Coordinator
Prof. W.K. Leung (Periodontology)
Professoriate/Academic related staff
Prof. L.J. Jin (Periodontology)
Dr. D.K.L. Ho (Periodontology)
Dr. S.M.L. Lai (Periodontology)
Dr. G. Pelekos (Periodontology)
Dr. T. Cheng (Periodontology)
Ms R.T.M. Chan (Dental Hygiene)
Dr. E.Y.C. Tsang (Periodontology)
Dr. X. Li (Nanomedicine for Oral/Periodontal Care)
Senior Secretary
Ms. Nerissa H.Y. Chan
 
Restorative Dental Sciences
Cariology
The Discipline of Cariology encompasses the study of the disease processes associated with dental caries, its detection, risk assessment, prevention and treatment. The management of caries lesions ranges from early identification, prevention/lesion arrest via sealants, fluorides and calcium-based products up to clinical treatment of broken-down teeth via the placement of direct and indirect restorations to restore form, function and aesthetics. The management of tooth wear and aesthetic treatment of teeth with tooth bleaching and veneers is also covered within the Discipline.
The overall aim of Cariology is to improve patients’ oral health outcomes and quality of life.
Endodontology
Endodontology refers to the study of the form, function and health, injuries to, and diseases of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues, and their prevention and treatment. The clinical practice of Endodontics deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pathological processes in the dental pulp and of consequent changes in the periradicular tissues originating in the root canal system of the tooth. It includes the aetiology and diagnosis of dental pain and diseases of pulpal origin, and the restoration or replacement of endodontically treated teeth.
Prosthodontics
The Discipline of Prosthodontics is the dental specialty related to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort and aesthetics of patients exhibiting clinical conditions resulting from the deficiency or loss of teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues by the use of aesthetic, biocompatible replacements. The replacements may take the form of fixed or removable partial dentures, complete dentures or implant rehabilitation. The specialty also manages temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). The focus of prosthetic treatments is on patient centred management to maintain a good quality of life.
 
Division Coordinator
Prof. M. Burrow (Prosthodontics)
Professoriate/Academic related staff
Prof. M.G. Botelho (Prosthodontics)
Prof. G.S.P. Cheung (Endodontics)
Prof. C.H. Chu (Cariology)
Prof. C.F. Zhang (Endodontics)
Dr. K.C.M. Leung (Prosthodontics)
Dr. E.H.N. Pow (Prosthodontics)
Dr. J.W.W. Chang (Endodontics)
Dr. J. Chen (Restorative Dental Sciences)
Dr. Y.H. Lam (Prosthodontics)
Dr. P. Neelakantan (Endodontics)
Dr. Y. Yu (Cariology)
Dr. W.K. Luk (Dental Technology)
Miss J.L.K. Leung (Dental Surgery Assisting)
Dr. A.H.C. Lee (Endodontics)
Dr. C.S.Y. Liu (Endodontics)
Dr. P.C.S. Tsang (Restorative Dental Sciences)
Ms. S.W. Yeung (Dental Surgery Assisting)
Dr. S. Gao (Cariology)
Dr. C. Yeung (Cariology)
Dr. T. Zou (Endodontics)
Dr. Leo Y.Y. Cheng (Dental Technology)
Miss L. Zhang (Dental Technology)
Executive Officer
Mr. Rickey S.P. Yau
 
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