Academic Staff

Mei, Lei

Dr Mei, Lei

BDS (Anhui), MDS (Nanjing), PhD (Hong Kong)

Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Biomedical and Tissue Engineering
Discipline area: Operative Dentistry
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Tel: 2859 0481
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Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Caries prevention and management
  2. Fluoride mechanism, clinical use of topical fluoride solution
  3. Oral microbiology

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications

Journal:

  1. Mei L, Nudelman F, Marzec B, Walker JM, Lo ECM, Walls AW & Chu CH. Formation of Fluorohydroxyapatite with Silver Diamine Fluoride. Journal of Dental Research 2017;96:1122-1128. doi:10.1177/0022034517709738
  2. 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
  3. ZHAO S, Mei L, Li Q, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Arresting simulated dentine caries with adjunctive application of silver nitrate solution and sodium fluoride varnish: an in vitro study. International Dental Journal 2017;67:206-214. doi:10.1111/idj.12291
  4. Fang H, Li QL, Han M, Mei L & Chu CH. Anti-proteolytic property and bonding durability of mussel adhesive protein-modified dentin adhesive interface. Dental Materials 2017;. doi:org/10.1016/j.dental.2017.07.008
  5. YU Y, ZHAO S, Mei L, Lo ECM & Chu CH. A Review of the Common Models Used in Mechanistic Studies on Demineralization-Remineralization for Cariology Research. Dentistry Journal 2017;5:20. doi:10.3390/dj5020020
  6. YU Y, ZHAO S, Mei L, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Dental Biofilm and Laboratory Microbial Culture Models for Cariology Research. Dentistry Journal 2017;5:21. doi:10.3390/dj5020021
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ZHAO S, Mei L, Burrow M, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Prevention of secondary caries using silver diamine fluoride treatment and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate modified glass-ionomer cement. Journal of Dentistry 2017;57:38-44. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2016.12.001
  10. ZHAO S, Mei L, Burrow M, Lo ECM & Chu CH. Effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride and Potassium Iodide Treatment on Secondary Caries Prevention and Tooth Discolouration in Cervical Glass Ionomer Cement Restoration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2017;18:340. doi:10.3390/ijms18020340

Research Grants

Principal Investigator :

  1. 2014-: Prevention of secondary caries by silver diamine fluoride [Small Project Funding] (HKD46,327)

Co-Investigator :

  1. 2014-: An ex vivo study of oral metagenome in carious lesion before and after silver diamine fluoride treatment [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD47,900) (with CHU Chun Hung et al)
  2. 2013-: Effect of silver and fluoride ions on artificial caries lesion formation in dentine [Small Project Funding] (HKD58,434) (with LAM, Baoying et al)
  3. 2012-: Effects of silver diamine fluoride and carbon dioxide laser on root caries with cariogenic biofilm challenge in artificial mouthnd [Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research] (HKD72,300) (with CHU Chun Hung et al)

Honours and Awards

  1. Research Output Prize University of Hong Kong. 2016. Cao Y, Mei L, Li Q, Lo ECM & Chu CH.
  2. Merit Award in the Scientific Imaging Competition, Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth (CRDG), the University of Hong Kong Gold particles stained human dentine collagen. 2015. Mei L & Chu CH.
  3. Best Oral Presentation Award (staff group) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. 2014. Mei L, ZHAO S & Chu CH.
  4. Best Research Project (Mineralized Tissue and Cariology) 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, Southeast Asian Division of International Association for Dental Research. 2011. Chu CH, Mei L, Seneviratne CJ & Lo ECM.
  5. First Runner-up Award of Poster Presentation - First Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium, Hong Kong. 2010. Mei L, Seneviratne CJ, Chu CH & Lo ECM.
  6. International Association for Dental Research / Unilever Hatton Travel Award for M.Lei (co-author) 23nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Southeast Asian Division of International Association for Dental Research 2009.. 2009. Mei L, Seneviratne CJ, Yip HK, Chu CH & Lo ECM.
  7. Best poster presentation in the 31st Asia-Pacific Dental Congress. Hong Kong SAR, China; May 7-11, 2009. (co-author) 31st Asia-Pacific Dental Congress. Hong Kong SAR, China; May 7-11, 2009.. 2009. Mei L, Yip HK, Seneviratne CJ, Chu CH & Lo ECM.

Editorships

  1. International Advisory Editorial Board member (Makara Journal of Health Research) 2016

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