Academic Staff

Wong, May Chun Mei

Professor Wong, May Chun Mei

BSocSc, MPhil, PhD (HK)

Title: Professor in Dental Public Health
Discipline area: Dental Public Health
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Tel: 2859 0422
Research profiles: HKU Scholars Hub Scopus Biomedexperts Researcher ID ORCID

Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Clinical trials
  3. Multilevel survival analysis
  4. Quality of life research
  5. Geriatric research

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications

Journal:

  1. LI R, Lo ECM, Liu BY, Wong MCM & Chu CH. Randomized Clinical Trial on Preventing Root Caries among Community-Dwelling Elders. JDR Clinical & Translational Research 2017;2:66-72. doi:10.1177/2380084416668491
  2. LI R, Lo ECM, Liu B, Wong MCM & Chu CH. Randomized clinical trial on arresting dental root caries through silver diammine fluoride applications in community-dwelling elders. Journal of Dentistry 2016;51:15-20. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2016.05.005
  3. ZHANG Y, Wong MCM & Lo ECM. Pathways of oral health knowledge, attitudes, practices, and status in married couples. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2016;44:400-407. doi:10.1111/cdoe.12228
  4. Fung HTM, Duangthip D, Wong MCM, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Arresting Dentine Caries with Different Concentration and Periodicity of Silver Diamine Fluoride. JDR Clinical & Translational Research 2016;1:143-152. doi:10.1177/2380084416649150
  5. Chu CH, GAO S, Li KY, Wong MCM & Lo ECM. The effectiveness of the biannual application of silver nitrate solution followed by sodium fluoride varnish in arresting early childhood caries in preschool children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015;16:426. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0960-2
  6. Zhu C, Li F, Wong MCM, Feng X-P, Lu H-X & Xu W. Association between Herpesviruses and Chronic Periodontitis: A Meta-Analysis Based on Case-Control Studies. PLOS ONE 2015;10:e0144319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144319
  7. Okunseri C, Wong MCM, Yau TWD, McGrath CPJ & Szabo A. The relationship between consumption of beverages and tooth wear among adults in the United States. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2015;75:274-281. doi:10.1111/jphd.12096
  8. YAU TWD, Wong MCM, Lam KF & McGrath CPJ. Evaluation of psychometric properties and differential item functioning of 8-item Child Perceptions Questionnaires using item response theory. BMC Public Health 2015;15:792. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2133-3
  9. Lu H-X, Xu W, Wong MCM, Wei T-Y & Feng X-P. Impact of periodontal conditions on the quality of life of pregnant women: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2015;13:67. doi:10.1186/s12955-015-0267-8
  10. Lu HX, Wong MCM, Lo ECM & McGrath CPJ. Oral health related quality of life among young adults. Applied Research Quality Life 2015;10:37-47. doi:10.1007/s11482-013-9296-9

Books and Chapters

  1. Wong MCM, Cheung HJ, Choi WY, Hung CK, Keung CY, Lam WK, Leung JHY, Lui CH, Tam KS, Tsui HT & Wong KC. Outreach service for mental health service users. In Community Health Project Report Series.2012016,pp.1-57.
  2. Wong MCM, Fung MHT, Chan KY, Cheng CH, Cheung WY, Ki MCW, Ma HL, Ng CL, Tam YH, Wan PS & Yau KY. Promotion of knowledge and awareness of parents in HK about infant oral health care. In Community Health Project Report Series.1952015,pp.1-64.
  3. Wong MCM, Chan KS, Chan CMH, Chan EPH, Cheung INY, Ching ASF, Chow SSS, Law JTK, Sutanto S, Tam CCL & Yu JCS. Oral cancer awareness among dentists and dental students in Hong Kong. In Community Health Project Report Series.1882014,pp.1-49.
  4. Wong MCM, Chan YH, Chow TW, Lam OT, Lee KSK, Lui JT, Tam WN, Wong CY, Yip KC & Zhang XJ. Dental Care without Borders - Outreach Service for the Elderly in Peng Chau. In Community Health Project Report Series.1832013,pp.1-45.
  5. Liu JKS, Wong MCM, Li KY, Au Yeung KH, Chim MH, Fung CCM, Leung WY, Luk CKY, Ng KF, Tsoi YKY, Wong TL & Wu SC. Oral Health Care for People with Neuromuscular Disorders. In Community Health Project Report Series.1772012,pp.1-35.
  6. Gao X, Wong MCM, Chan LKL, Fung ACH, Lee APC, Li CMT, Ma CKN, So SYT, Wong JYS & Zhong SC. A Step into the World of Pakistanis - Oral Health Education for Pakistani Adults in Hong Kong. In Community Health Project Report Series.1812012,pp.1-32.
  7. Liu JKS, Wong MCM, Lu HX, Au AN, Chan ST, Dong Y, Ho CYL, Hui ATH, Lai IKH, Lau CY, Ng MC & Yeung AWK. The use of laser in dentistry in Hong Kong. In Community Health Project Report Series.1702011,pp.1-41.
  8. Wong MCM, Lu HX, Chan KF, Chan TK, Chung WY, Leung MY, Mak YK, Pu YC, Wong SSS, Wong WY & Yeung HW. Smoking cessation in dental practices - The perspectives of the dentists in Hong Kong. In Community Health Project Report Series.1642010,pp.1-43.
  9. McGrath CPJ, Wong MCM, Cheung GCY, Chu KW, Kei IC, Lee WH, Ling CPY, Siu SY, Tam CY & Wong K. Oral health education for Parkinson's disease patients in Hong Kong. In Community Health Project Report Series.1602009,pp.1-70.
  10. Wong MCM, Liu JKS, Chan HT, Chiu MW, Ip TWS, Keung YK, Kuo KH, Lee AWS, Wong SF, Wong YH & Zhang Q. Oral health of elderly living alone in community. In Community Health Project Report Series.1622009,pp.1-42.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator :

  1. 2014-: Family-centered oral health promotion for new parents and their infants: a randomized controlled trial [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD822,731)
  2. 2012-: A 3-year follow up study of family members oral health status and dental service utilization' [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD626,000)
  3. 2011-2012: Building explanatory models for oral health behaviours and status among family members [Small Project Funding] (HKD53,964)
  4. 2010-2011: Trends in oral health of preschool children in Hong Kong [Small Project Funding] (HKD56,487)
  5. 2009-2010: Topical fluoride in causing dental fluorosis in children [Small Project Funding] (HKD50,121)
  6. 2008-2009: Trends in oral health from childhood to early adulthood: a life-course study [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD459,351)
  7. 2006-2008: Expectation of oral health among older Chinese adults in Hong Kong [Small Project Funding] (HKD68,116)
  8. 2006-2008: Research Output Prize [Research Output Prize (in Faculty)] (HKD100,000)
  9. 2005-2007: Chronic Oro-facial Pain and Need for Treatment among Older Chinese Adults [Small Project Funding] (HKD45,000)
  10. 2003-2004: Quality of life among children and adults from an oral health perspective [Small Project Funding] (HKD60,000)

Co-Investigator :

  1. 2014-: Effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in arresting dental caries in preschool children: a randomized clinical trial with different periodicity and concentration [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD649,524) (with CHU Chun Hung et al)
  2. 2013-: Motivational interviewing and interactive risk assessment in changing adolescents' oral health behaviours [Health and Medical Research Fund - Full Grant] (HKD765,692) (with GAO Jennifer Xiaoli et al)
  3. 2012-: Ageing in place: Safe swallowing in the frail elderly living in the community [Public Policy Research] (HKD725,631) (with et al)
  4. 2012-: Effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in arresting dental caries in preschool children: a randomized clinical trial with different periodicity and concentration [Health and Health Services Research Fund - Full Grants] (HKD838,392) (with CHU Chun Hung et al)
  5. 2012-: Randomized clinical trial on preventing and arresting dental root surface caries using silver diamine fluoride solution in community-dwelling older adults [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD890,000) (with LO Edward C M et al)
  6. 2010-2013: Effectiveness of training in parental toothbrushing and fluoride varnish in preventing early childhood caries [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD755,760) (with LO Edward C M et al)
  7. 2006-2009: The impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on the quality of life of patients receiving radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma [Small Project Funding] (HKD70,000) (with POW Edmond H N et al)
  8. 2006-2009: Predictors of outcome of orofacial pain: A community-based longitudinal study [Small Project Funding] (HKD43,479) (with et al)
  9. 2005-2008: Orofacial Pain and its Functional and Psychosocial Impact [Small Project Funding] (HKD72,000) (with et al)
  10. 2004-2006: Oral health related quality of life after stroke: a longitudinal study of patient and proxy outcomes [Small Project Funding] (HKD40,000) (with et al)

Honours and Awards

  1. IADR Cariology Award Group Winner at the 94th general session of IADR, Seuol, South Korea The International Association of Dental Research. 2016. Chu CH, Fung HTM, Lo ECM, Wong MCM & Duangthip D.
  2. Hong Kong Statistical Society Service Award 2014/15 Hong Kong Statistical Society. 2015. Wong MCM.
  3. Australian Dental Association Award Best Poster Presentation 6th International Meeting of Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research, Adelaide, Australia. 2014. Wong MCM.
  4. 2015 André Schroeder Research Prize International Team for Implantology. 2014. Tan WC, Ong M, Han J, Mattheos N, Pjetursson BE, Tsai AY, Sanz I, Wong MCM & Lang NP.
  5. Hong Kong Alumni Association Prize University of Hong Kong. 2013. Wong MCM, Chan YH, Chow TW, Lam OT, Lee KSK, Lui JT, Tam WN, Wong CY, Yip KC & Zhang XJ.
  6. Best presentation in Behavioural Science and Health Services Research (co-presenter) the IADR Southeast Asian Division. 2012. Wong MCM.
  7. Oral-B Prize in Community Oral Health University of Hong Kong. 2012. Gao X, Wong MCM, Chan LKL, Fung ACH, Lee APC, Li CMT, Ma CKN, So SYT, Wong JYS & Zhong SC.
  8. Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award 2011 University of Hong Kong. 2012. Wong MCM.
  9. Best Original Article Award 2008 Hong Kong Dental Journal. 2009. Wong MCM.
  10. Cochrane Incentive Scheme Department of Health, England. 2008. Wong MCM & Lo ECM.

Editorships

  1. Editorial Board Member (Clinical Oral Implants Research) 2016
  2. Editor (Cochrane Oral Health Group) 2016
  3. Associate Editor (Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology) 2016
  4. Statistical Advisor (Clinical Oral Implants Research) 2016
  5. Editorial Board Member (Clinical Oral Implants Research) 2016
  6. Editor (Cochrane Oral Health Group) 2016
  7. Associate Editor (Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology) 2014
  8. Editor (Cochrane Oral Health Group) 2014
  9. Editorial Board Member (Clinical Oral Implants Research) 2014
  10. Associate Editor (Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology) 2013

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