Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry Ltd
The Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (HKSPID) was founded on 23rd August 2009.
The Society was composed of a council of 12 dentists with relevant training in periodontology. Together with international well-known professors in Periodontology as honorary advisors, the objective of our Society is to promote periodontal and peri-implant tissue health in Hong Kong.
In the past years, the Society has organized talks, press conference and public health events to increase the awareness and knowledge of periodontal health of the public.
Another important function of the Society is to provide a platform for knowledge transfer among the oral health care providers. Lectures, seminars and workshops were given by international and local speakers every year to interchange ideas and update contemporary knowledge among dental professions. In addition, we also provide scholarship to postgraduate candidates.
In order to arouse the people concern about the relationship of gum health and systemic diseases, recently a “Position paper on Interrelationship of Diabetes Mellitus and Periodontal Disease” was published in association with the Diabetes Hong Kong in June 2012.
For the recent years, the Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry has always been an active society, providing both academic and social functions. There are now around a hundred members consisting of both registered dentists and dental students. Our members included most of the fully-trained periodontists in Hong Kong. The future direction of our Society is to promote the importance of periodontal screening, early diagnosis and recognition of the periodontal diseases, and set up a guideline for the proper periodontal examination in Hong Kong through a public awareness campaign.
Aims and Objectives
To promote periodontal and peri-implant tissue health in Hong Kong
To provide platform for knowledge transfer among oral health care providers
To foster the academic relationship among health care providers with interest in periodontal and peri-implant health