Dr Yang, YanqiBDS (Beijing Med), MOrthRCSEd, PhD (PKU), FDSRCSEd
Areas of Research Expertise
- Bone biology
- Mechanism of orthodontic tooth movement
Faculty Research Group
- Primary Member of Faculty Biomedical and Tissue Engineering Research Group
- Affiliated Member of Faculty Public Health and Healthy Ageing Research Group
Selected Latest Publications
- Wong HM, Peng SM, Yang Y, King NM & McGrath CPJ. Tooth eruption and obesity in 12-year-old children. Journal of Dental Sciences 2017;:12: 126-132.
- Muhaini JAKOB, H. Yang RAFIDAH, Gu M & Yang Y. Comparing Modified Huddart-Bodenham Scoring System and GOSLON Yardstick to Assess Dental Arch Relationships in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2017;. doi:10.1597/16-191
- Hassan YR, Tse KL, Khambay BS, Wong MK, Gu M & Yang Y. Dental Arch Relationships and Reverse Headgear Effects in Southern Chinese Patients with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: A Retrospective Study. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2017;. doi:10.1597/15-155
- Gu M, McGrath CPJ, Hagg EUO, Wong RWK & Yang Y. Anatomy Of The Upper Airway And Its Growth In Childhood. Journal Of Dentistry And Oral Biology 2016;Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016:1-3.
- Zhu S, Wang PL, Liao C, Yang Y, YUAN C, WANG S, Dissanayaka WL, Heng BCA & Zhang C. Transgenic expression of ephrinB2 in periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) modulates osteogenic differentiation via signaling crosstalk between ephrinB2 and EphB4 in PDLSCs and between PDLSCs and pre-osteoblasts within co-culture. Journal of Periodontal Research 2016;. doi:10.1111/jre.12424
- Tsui WK, Yang Y & Leung MYY. Distraction osteogenesis as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Medicine 2016;95:e4674. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000004674
- REN C, McGrath CPJ, Jin L, Zhang C & Yang Y. Effect of diode low-level lasers on fibroblasts derived from human periodontal tissue: a systematic review of in vitro studies.. Lasers Med Sci 2016;. doi:10.1007/s10103-016-2026-4
- Leung TM, Botelho MG, Yang Y & Ho EHT. Management of Tooth Wear: An Interdisciplinary Approach. International Journal of Experimental Dental Science 2016;5:139-145. doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1142
- YAO J, LI DD, Yang Y, McGrath CPJ & Mattheos N. What are patients' expectations of orthodontic treatment: a systematic review.. BMC Oral Health 2016;16:19:1-8. doi:10.1186/s12903-016-0182-3
- REN C, McGrath CPJ, Jin L, Zhang C & Yang Y. The effectiveness of low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment: a meta-analysis.. J Periodontal Res 2016;. doi:10.1111/jre.12361
Books and Chapters
- Rabie ABM, Yang Y & Wong RWK. Treatment of periodontally compromised patients. In Clinical orthodontics-Current concepts, goals and mechanics (2nd edition).2015,pp.310-345.
- Yang Y. Editorial board member of Dentistry-Open Journal. In .2014,.
- Yang Y. Editorial board member of International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science. In .2014,.
- Yang Y, Chai L, Zhang D & Rabie ABM. Effects of medicinal herb salvia miltiorrhiza on bone cell activities. In Herbs: Cultivation, Medicinal Uses and Environmental Concerns.2012,pp.103-113.
- Yang Y, Chai L, Li XT, Zhang D & Rabie ABM. Osteocalcin expression in cells: recent research in dentistry. In Osteocalcin: Production, Regulation and Disease.2012,pp.43-52.
- Yang Y, Zhu S & Li XT. Wire and loop bending in fixed appliance treatment.. In Atlas of wire bending in orthodontic treatment.2010,pp.35-87.
- Yang Y. Atlas of wire bending in orthodontic treatment. In .2010,.
- Zhu S, Yang Y, Zhao H & Liu Y. Wire bending in lingual appliance treatment. In Atlas of wire bending in orthodontic treatment.2010,pp.107-126.
- Rabie ABM, Yang Y & Wong RWK. Treatment of periodontally compromised patients. In Clinical orthodontics-Current concepts, goals and mechanics.2010,pp.289-304.
- Yang Y & Li XT. Correction of anterior deep bite with posterior lingual crossbite by extraction of wisdom tooth germ with 2.5 years follow-up (case). In Orthodontic Clinical Symposium.2009,pp.224-227.
Principal Investigator :
- 2014-: Biological effects of laser on lipopolysaccharides-stimulated periodontal ligment cells under mechanical loading [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD47,900)
- 2014-: A randomized controlled trial of a laser-aided orthodontic treatment for patients with periodontitis [Health and Medical Research Fund - Full Grant] (HKD865,444)
- 2014-: Does inflammation affect periodontal cell communication through Eph-ephrin under mechanical loading? [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD606,223)
- 2013-: Etiological factors of dental arches' abnormal development in three dimensions [Small Project Funding] (HKD69,575)
- 2012-: Terminating poor oral habits of preschool-aged children [Health Care and Promotion Fund - Research Grant Projects] (HKD300,000)
- 2012-: Effects of lipopolysaccharide on human periodontal ligament cells under mechanical loading [Small Project Funding] (HKD66,400)
- 2011-: Blended learning in Dentistry: 3-D resources for problem-based and case-based learning [Teaching Development Grants] (HKD220,372)
- 2010-2013: Effects of medicinal herb Danshen on bone cells activity in vitro [Small Project Funding] (HKD47,576)
- 2008-2010: Effects and signal pathway of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on osteoblastic cell line of MC3T3-E1 in vitro [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD120,000)
- 2013-: Childhood risk factors for delayed eruption of permanent teeth [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD524,356) (with WONG Gloria H M et al)
- 2011-: Distraction osteogenesis versus sagittal split osteotomy for correction of retrognathic mandible which is better? [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD1,300,000) (with CHEUNG Lim K et al)
Honours and Awards
- Faculty Teaching Award 2015, Faculty of Dentistry The University of Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Award Scheme (2015). 2015. Yang Y.
- Best Poster Award, Congress of the International Society for Oral Laser Applications, Beijing, China. An overview of the parameters of low-level diode laser therapy in orthodontic pain management. The 8th Congress of the International Society for Oral Laser Applications. 2014. REN C, McGrath CPJ & Yang Y.
- Best Poster Award, The 4th Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium (HKIDEAS), Hong Kong. Effects of breastfeeding on primary occlusal development in Hong Kong children. Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium (HKIDEAS). 2014. Sum FHKMH, Zhang L, Ling HTB, Yeung CPW, Li KY, Wong HM & Yang Y.
- The 2nd prize Poster Presentation Award of the 24th SEAADE Annual Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand. Effects of students' perceptions on their learning efficacy using e-models 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, SE Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE). 2013. Yang Y, Ho CH, Lu J & Bridges SM.
- Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2013, Faculty of Dentistry The University of Hong Kong Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award Scheme (2013). 2013. Yang Y, Chu CH, Ma KN, So SYT, Wong YS, Lee PC, Zhong C, Chan JSM, Chan TCL, Li TY, Wong CKK, Chow KCK & Yung KHK.
- Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA) Team "PBL 2.0: E-learning for Problem-based Learning (PBL) at the Faculty of Dentistry" The University of Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Award Scheme(2012). 2013. Bridges SM, Yiu CKY, Botelho MG, Lo ECM, Tsang PCS, Watt RM, Yang Y & Wong JW.
- Best Poster Presentation Award of the 23nd SEAADE Annual Meeting, Hong Kong. Changes in first year dental students’ readiness for self-directed learning in a problem-based learning curriculum. South-East Asia Association For Dental Education. 2012. Wong HM & Yang Y.
- Best Poster Presentation Award of the 22nd SEAADE Annual Meeting, Singapore. Attitude changes in problem-based learning between the 1st and 2nd academic year in dental students. South-East Asia Association For Dental Education. 2011. Wong HM, Yang Y & Bridges SM.
- Effects of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) on Osteoblastic Cells in vitro Houston Poster Award - the 86th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society, Portoroz, Slovenia, June 15-19, 2010. 2010. Tan YY, Yang Y, Chai L, Wong RWK & Rabie ABM.
- Effects of VEGF and medicinal herb SM on bone cells Honourable Mention Award of poster presentation at the 1st Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium (HKIDEAS), Hong Kong, 18-20 June 2010. 2010. Yang Y, Chin A, Tan YY, Chai L, Wong RWK & Rabie ABM.
- Editorial board member of Journal of Dentistry & Oral Disorders () 2015
- Editorial board member of Austin Journal of Dentistry () 2015
- Editorial board member of Dentistry-Open Journal () 2014
- Editorial board member of International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Science () 2014
- Editorial board member of Journal of Oral Science and Health () 2014
- Atlas of wire bending in orthodontic treatment () 2010
- Editor (Orthodontic Clinical Symposium) 2009
- Associate editor-in-chief (Strategy for complex orthodontic cases) 2007
- Case selection from the membership in orthodontics for the royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh, Editor () 2007
- Assistant editor-in-chief (Textbook of orthodontics) 2007