Prizes and Awards


The following student won research prizes at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the South-East Asia Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) in conjunction with the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research South-East Asia Division (IADR-SEA), held in Hong Kong, 31 October – 4 November 2012:
  • Dr Anne Wing-yan Chung (MSc in Community Dentistry 2012; former project supervisor, Dr May CM Wong; former project collaborator, Prof Edward CM Lo) won the IADR-SEA Best Paper Award, in Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research for an oral presentation titled “Measuring oral health-related quality of life using the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14): Face-to-face versus telephone interviews”.


Dr Ying-ying Tan (Master of Orthodontics student) won the Houston Poster Award, regarded as a major international research award in the orthodontics field, at the 86th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society, held in Portoroz, Slovenia, from 15 to 19 June 2010. Dr Tan’s poster was titled “Effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on osteoblastic cells in vitro”; the project on which it was based was supervised by Dr Yan-qi Yang, Dr Ricky Wong, and Professor Bakr Rabie.


Dr Kyoko Hibino (Master of Orthodontics student) was awarded full marks and the Gold Medal for best performance in the MOrth RCS(Edin) examination held in Hong Kong in November 2009. Not only was she the first student from Hong Kong to get full marks, but also the first student in the history of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh to do so.


Professor Urban Hägg, (Chair Professor in Orthodontics), and co-investigators Dr Ricky Wong (Associate Professor in Orthodontics), Professor Lakshman Samaranayake (Dean and Chair Professor in Microbiology), Dr Richard Kao (Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine), and Dr Michelle Yuen (Master of Orthodontics student) are recipients of one of the “2008 IADR/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award” (US$75,000) for the research on “A Natural Edible Agent for Reduction of Oral Biofilm” which recognizes innovative technologies that can be used routinely by the public to maintain and improve oral health and quality of life. The award was presented at the International Association of Dental Research Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Canada in July 2008.

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