Academic Staff

Burrow, Michael Francis

Professor Burrow, Michael Francis

BDS, MDS (Adel), PhD (Tokyo Med & Dent U), MEd (Melb), MRACDS (Pros), FICD, DDSc (Adel), FRACDS

Title: Clinical Professor in Prosthodontics
Discipline area: Prosthodontics
Tel: 2859 0211
Research profiles: HKU Scholars Hub Scopus Biomedexperts Researcher ID ORCID

Selected Latest Publications


  1. PERRY S, Bridges SM, Zhu FF, Leung WK, Burrow MF, Poolton JM & Masters RSW. Getting to the Root of Fine Motor Skill Performance in Dentistry: Brain Activity During Dental Tasks in a Virtual Reality Haptic Simulation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19:e371. doi:10.2196/jmir.8046
  2. PERRY S, Bridges SM, Zhu FF, Leung WK, Burrow MF, Poolton JM & Masters RSW. Getting to the root of reinvestment - an fNIRS study in dentistry using virtual reality haptic simulation. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;.
  3. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF. Effect of proanthocyanidin on ultrastructure and mineralization of dentine collagen. Archives of Oral Biology 2017;18:29-36. doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2017.09.012
  4. ZHAO S, Mei L, Zhou Z, Burrow MF, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Shear Bond Strength and Remineralisation Effect of a Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement on Artificial “Caries-Affected” Dentine. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2017;18:1723. doi:10.3390/ijms18081723
  5. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF. Mechanical properties, water sorption characteristics, and compound release of grape seed extract-incorporated resins.. Journal of Applied Oral Science 2017;25412-419:412-419. doi:10.1590/1678-7757-2016-0448
  6. PERRY S, Burrow MF, Leung WK & Bridges SM. Simulation and curriculum design: A global survey in dental education. Australian Dental Journal 2017;. doi:10.1111/adj.12522
  7. Daood U, Yiu CKY, Burrow MF, Niu LN & Tay FRCM. Effect of a novel quaternary ammonium silane cavity disinfectant on durability of resin-dentine bond. Journal of Dentistry 2017;60:77-86. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2017.03.003
  8. Zhao IS, Gao SS, Hiraishi N, Burrow MF, Duangthip D, Mei L, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride on arresting caries: a literature review. International Dental Journal 2017;. doi:10.1111/idj.12320
  9. Epasinghe DJ, Kwan S, Chu D, Mei L, Burrow MF & Yiu CKY. Synergistic effects of proanthocyanidin, tri-calcium phosphate and fluoride on artificial root caries and dentine collagen. Materials Science and Engineering: C 2017;73:293-299. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2016.11.078
  10. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF. Effect of flavonoids on remineralization of artificial root caries. Australian Dental Journal 2016;61:196-202. doi:10.1111/adj.12367

Books and Chapters

  1. Burrow MF. Chapter Dental composites for tooth repair and replacement. In Non-metallic biomaterials for tooth repair and replacement,.2013,pp.233-261.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator :

  1. 2014-: Evaluating Biomimetic Qualities of a Modified Glass Ionomer Cement [General Research Fund (GRF)] (HKD698,282)
  2. 2013-: Investigation of biofilm formation on dental materials [Small Project Funding] (HKD80,000)
  3. 2011-2012: Evaluation of glass polyalkenoate cements when bonded to various tooth substrates [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD80,000)

Co-Investigator :

  1. 2013-: The incorporation of proanthocyanidin in a casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium fluoride phosphate paste on artificial root caries. [Small Project Funding] (HKD80,000) (with YIU Cynthia K Y et al)
  2. 2011-: Blended learning in Dentistry: 3-D resources for problem-based and case-based learning [Teaching Development Grants] (HKD220,372) (with YANG Yan-Qi et al)

Honours and Awards

  1. Proteomic evaluating salivary acquired pellicle on restorative material surfaces 2016 IADR Heraeus Kulzer Travel Award and 1st runner's up IADR-SEA Unilever Hatton Division Award, 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (2016) of the International Association for Dental Research. 2016. WEI C, Burrow MF, Botelho MG & Leung WK.
  2. IADR Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award "Synergistic effect of proanthocyanidin and CPP-ACFP on Root Caries remineralization" 91st General Session & Exhibition (IADR/AADR/CADR). 2013. EPASINGHE DJ, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF.
  3. Best Paper Award in Cariology Research/Mineralized Tissue Research. Effect of enzymatic-based chemomechanical caries removal on dentine bonding. 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, South East Asia, Singapore. 2012. HAMAMA HHHE, Yiu CKY & Burrow MF.
  4. Best Paper Award in Dental Materials – Laboratory Research 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, South East Asia, Singapore. 2011. Epasinghe DJ, Yiu CKY, King NM, Tay FRCM & Burrow MF.

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