MOrth (HK), MOrthRCS (Edin), BDS (HK), BSc (Toronto), MRACDS (Ortho), AdvDipOrtho (HK), FCDSHK (Orthodontics), FHKAM (Dental Surgery)
When beautiful face and smile play a significant role in our world today, the number of orthodontic patients in orthodontic practices is ever increasing. Most patients, including adolescents, want to improve the alignment of their teeth and smiles without showing the metal braces, and prefer treatment with invisible or nearly invisible appliances. Despite the wide availability of clear ceramic brackets in the market, patients continue to prefer ‘invisible’ braces when they have their teeth straightened. Advertising and marketing by orthodontic product companies, and those aligner companies which emphasise aligning only anterior teeth have driven the patient demands to higher level nowadays. Orthodontists always choose to use the system that can meet patient's demand and deliver clinically excellent treatment results. Dr. Lee will present his concept of Face Driven Orthodontics and critically review the indications and limitations of removable clear aligners and lingual fixed appliances, based on available recent literatures and clinical expertise.
Dr Wilson Lee obtained his Master of Orthodontics and specialist training from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was the Gold Medalist at the Conjoint Examination of the Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong. He is the Incognito Key Opinion Leader (KOL) of 3M Oral Care since 2010 and is the top Incognito user in Hong Kong in 2020. He has been invited to speak in international conferences in UK, USA, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Taiwan, Ukraine, Malaysia, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia and India, as well as conducting international Incognito certification courses. He has obtained the prestigious Titular Membership of European Society of Lingual Orthodontics in 2018. His clinical interests include Incognito lingual appliance, non-surgical orthodontic treatment of borderline surgical cases with Temporary Anchorage Devices and Esthetics in Orthodontics. In his leisure time, he is involved in various charitable organisations, and has raised over HK$7 million for charity in the past years. He is now the Vice Chairman of The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and the Director of Little Yellow Flower Foundation.
BDS (HK), MDS (HK), AdvDipProsthodont (HK)
Clinicians are constantly challenged with matching prostheses to the remaining natural dentition because of the multidimensional properties of colour and shape. This quick tip sharing session describes the steps involved in treatment planning, laboratory communication and materials that can aid clinicians to achieve better clinical results.
Dr Adrian Hon obtained his bachelor degree (BDS) at the University of Hong Kong in 2008. He then served as Junior Hospital Dental Officer in Department of Oral Rehabilitation. To pursue his interest in prosthodontics, he further obtained the master degree and Advanced Diploma in Prosthodontics at HKU in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Dr. Hon has been involved in undergraduate education in the Faculty of Dentistry, HKU since 2011 serving as part-time clinical lecturer in Restorative Dental Science.
BDS (HK), MDS (Endo)(HK), M Endo RCSEd
Patient calling in with chief complaint of pain happens in every dental clinic every day. It is of outmost importance that a dentist diagnoses pain origin accurately and manages it efficiently. In a general dental clinic, clinicians are usually given limited time in pain diagnosis. However, diagnosis is a prioritized and essential step that a clinician should not missed before jumping into any treatments. Diagnosis of pain from orofacial region could be challenging sometimes. With a correct diagnosis, a prompt action relieving pain from the patient is anticipated. In the presentation, a guide to diagnose dental pain and effective dental pain managements will be discussed.
Dr Ada Chi Wai Lo graduated from the Bachelor of Dental Surgery of Faculty of Dentistry, HKU in 2013 with honors. She joined the department of Endodontology, PPDH as Junior Hospital Dental Officer after graduation. In 2017, Dr Lo completed the Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, HKU. She was also awarded the Membership in Endodontics (M Endo) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Gold Medal from the Conjoint Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong in 2017. Dr Lo became a fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong in Endodontics and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2020.
Dr Lo currently works in private sector as a Specialist in Endodontics and is a part-time clinical lecturer in Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, HKU. She has been active in dental alumni affairs and is the President of The University of Hong Kong Dental Alumni Association.
BDS (HK), MDS (HK), MOSRCS (Edin), FHKAM (DS), FCDSHK (OMS), PhD (HK)
Complications happen to anyone. Nerve injury is a notorious risk of some dental treatments and lower third molar surgery, which could be permanent and cause irreversible effect to the patient’s sensation. Many of these nerve injuries are avoidable, yet there is still a handful portion of cases which may occur even in the best hands. The responsibilities of a dentist are not just to manage oral diseases and to minimize possible complications, but also to adequately inform the patients, to maintain good communications, and to handle the complications appropriately when they occur. This lecture aims to discuss the roles and responsibilities of a dentist of some common dental procedures and their possible nerve injury risks, in particular from a medicolegal perspective.
Dr Mike YY Leung is a Clinical Associate Professor and Postgraduate Programme Director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Assistant Dean (External Relations) of the Faculty. He is one of the Editor-in-Chief of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Open, and Editor of several international peer reviewed journals. Internationally, he represents Asia Pacific in the AOCMF Education Commission. He graduated BDS, MDS (OMFS) and PhD from the University of Hong Kong and started his career in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Hong Kong after graduation of BDS. He devotes to be an academic surgeon after he received the Young Lecturer’s Award of the 19th Convocation of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Gold Medal of the Best Original Research by Trainee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine during his surgical training in 2008. Dr Leung’s clinical and research interests are orthognathic surgery, management of obstructive sleep apnea and trigeminal nerve repair. He has published over 100 scientific and conference papers in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He lectures frequently on orthognathic surgery in the Asia Pacific region and internationally.
BDS (Adelaide, Aust.), MDS (HK), FRACDS, FICD, FCDSHK (Paed Dent), FHKAM (Dental Surgery)
For the past decades, Hong Kong society has evolved from the Baby Boomer time in the 1950s to the current Gen Z era. In most families, children are now the center of attention and the adults are using all their means to provide for and pamper them, which may have contributed to the high dmfts. Moreover, we are experiencing a progressive dropping fertility rate, reaching unpreceded low of 0.77 live-birth per female in 2021. As a result, the children and adolescent of today have the privilege to more resources, media information and entitled to be more non-compliant. The dental treatment for such individuals has drastically changed from one of dentist-directed approach to one of patients and parents’ preference. Traditional behavioral management techniques such as voice control, hand-over-mouth technique, papoose board, child and parent separation technique have all become unacceptable, if not cruel. In addition, Gen Z are presenting with more problematic kids who may be suffering from a plethora of personality and developmental issues such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder and so on which can become very challenging for the dentists to deliver treatment. However, with the advance in equipment, technology and sedation techniques, we now have more tools to analyze, diagnose and treat cases that may not be receptive to treatment under normal circumstances. As such, we are more able to manage our patients and parents’ expectations and can actually turn a dental treatment into a pleasant experience. There is a Chinese proverb saying “know thyself and thy enemies, and you will win a hundred battles.” And I would echo likewise “know your tricks and your patients, and you will win a thousand hearts.”
Dr Eilly Lau obtained her first dental degree, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1984. In 1987, she graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Hong Kong. Dr Lau was a parttime lecturer in the Department of Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics from 1985 to 1992. Dr Lau was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1988 by examination. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 1998 and was later conferred a Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong in the field of Paediatric Dentistry in 2003. She has also been a Fellow of the International College of Dentist since 1990. She is currently Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in Restorative Dental Science of the Faculty of Dentistry of Hong Kong University.
Dr Lau is a registered specialist paediatric dentist in Hong Kong. She has been in private practice since 1988. She is the Director and Principal Dental Surgeon of Cheers Dental Care Limited. Her work focuses on delivering preventive and rehabilitative dental treatment to young patients and those with special needs or disabilities with various kinds of behavioral and sedation techniques. She set up the protocol for monitored anaesthetic care for paediatric patients in Hong Kong which is now the standardised protocol of care utilized by most paediatric dentists in Hong Kong.
Dr Lau is a past President of the Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Dentistry and past Council Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Dental Association. She has been the Honorary Dental Consultant to the Heep Hong Society for the handicapped and St Christopher’s Home for over 30 years. Currently, she is the Council Member of the Society of Preventive Dentistry of Hong Kong; the Mission Director of the Hong Kong Christian Dental Fellowship Ltd and the Chairlady of the Bo Ai Foundation Ltd, both are registered charitable organizations in Hong Kong. Dr Lau is involved in many outreach voluntary dental service programs both in Hong Kong, China and overseas since 2000. She was the recipient of the Hong Kong Humanity Award 2013 based on her humanitarian work in pro bono work in Dentistry. In 2011, she started the largest scale local voluntary dental outreach called Happy Dental Outreach. In 2019, her team was the recipient of the 8th Hong Kong Volunteer Award by the Agency for Volunteer Service in recognition of the dedication and outstanding achievements in corporate volunteer dental service.
BDS, MDS, AdvDipPeriodont (HK); MRD RCS(Edin); FCDSHK(Periodontology); FHKAM(Dental Surgery); FDS RCS (Edin), FDS RCPS (Glasgow)
Periodontal therapy aims at resolving inflammation in periodontal supporting tissues and extending the longevity of periodontally compromised tooth. Modern periodontal therapy not only aims at resolving periodontal inflammation by resective means but also repairing periodontal defects with maximizing the gain in clinical attachment and minimizing attachment loss during the procedures. This seminar aims at sharing the experience and knowledge of application of minimal invasive techniques on periodontal therapy. It also demonstrates some successful cases which some hopeless teeth with severe periodontal attachment loss was rescued with periodontal regeneration.
Dr Ho King Lun, Dominic graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong in 2005 and continued to pursue his specialty training in Periodontology in 2006. He obtained his Master in Dental Surgery and Advanced Diploma in Periodontology in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He was later admitted as a Fellow in the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Dental Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2012, 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Dr Ho joined the Faculty of Dentistry, HKU as the first Principal Clinical Dental Instructor in the Oral Diagnosis and Polyclinics division in 2010 and now working as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Periodontology & Implant Dentistry division and interim Taught Postgraduate Programme Director in Implant Dentistry and co-director in Periodontology and deputy director in Clinical Research Center. He is running randomized clinical controlled trials on application of minimal invasive technique on intra bony defects and immediate placement protocol of dental implant. Dominic also established his private practice Specialist Clinic in Periodontology in 2018 with practice specialized on the management of periodontitis compromised patients, managing various periodontal and peri-implant complications.
BDS (HKU), MFGDP (UK), MGD (CDSHK), FICD, FPFA, FICCDE
Hong Kong Dental Association (HKDA) was founded in 1950, formerly known as Hong Kong Dental Society. It has a membership of over 2,180 members, representing 90% of the registered dentists in Hong Kong. In the past 72 years, HKDA has been playing an important and proactive role in striving to maintain high standard of patient care in dental practice, to promote oral health education to the public, and to foster the growth of the profession locally and internationally.
The significant role of HKDA is measured by oral-health changing landmarks which remain in place today, such as:
In the years to come, HKDA will adhere to its mission in the continuing development of the dental profession and in meeting the needs of the public as well as the enhancement of the oral health of the public.
In this lecture, Dr Wong will give a sharing on the history of HKDA, the milestones that it has achieved, the development of the dental profession nowadays and the vision of HKDA.
Dr Nelson Wong received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Hong Kong in 1989. He obtained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFGDP UK) in 1996 and acquired the Membership in General Dentistry of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (MGD CDSHK) in 2007. He was also awarded Fellowship in International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Continuing Dental Education.
Dr Wong is the President of Hong Kong Dental Association, President-Elect of Asia Pacific Dental Federation and International Liaison Councillor (Asia Pacific) of International College of Dentist (ICD) Section XV. He is enthusiastic in promoting dental health and the professional development of dentists in Hong Kong.
This talk recounts the dental school's early beginnings. Join Professor Chow in his account of the dental school in the 80s, and reminisce historical Sai Ying Pun in a photographic journey.
Professor Chow studied dentistry at the University of London. He was a House Officer in Oral Surgery at St. George's Hospital and then a Registrar in Conservative Dentistry and Periodontology at Guy's Hospital. He joined the University of Hong Kong as a Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry in 1981, when the first class of BDS students started their clinical training at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. He has been an Associate Dean for External Relations and was active in fundraising for the Faculty of Dentistry. He retired from academia in 2014 but still enjoys clinical dentistry.