ŸPreparing the clinic for comprehensive Dental care in terms of Equipment, Documentation, Infection control & Staff training
ŸDiscuss training needs & training opportunities in HK
Spring Scientific Meeting, May 31, 2012
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease
Date: 31 May 2012
Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm
Venue: LT1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Prevention and management approaches for Diabetes mellitus: Contemporary update for oral healthcare professions
Dr. Siu Shing Chung
Specialist in Internal Medicine,
Endocrinology and Diabetes & Metabolism
Dr. Siu received his MBBS from HKU in 1980. He then obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1985. In 1994, he was awarded his fellowship of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and HongKong College of Physicians, specializing in Advanced Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes & Metabolism. In addition, he is also the fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr. Siu is currently the Consultant Physician of the Department of Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Physician in-charge of Diabetic Centre and Endocrinology Division in TungWahEasternHospital. He is also a Honorary Associate Professor of Faculty of Medicine in the University of Hong Kong and Council Member of Diabetes Hongkong. Dr. Siu is actively involved in research and published a number of articles in different international journals.
The prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Hong Kong and China is increasing due to westernization of lifestyle. DM is a chronic disease characterized by high blood glucose, which, if not well controlled, is accompanied by many sinister complications, decreased quality of life and increased mortality. Although there are ample evidence to show that DM can largely be prevented through lifestyle modifications and medications, it remains a challenge for us to put the knowledge into practice. Nevertheless, it remains important for us to detect DM through high alertness of health carers and opportunistic screening of individuals with high risk of DM. Intensive tight control of all risk factors to the optimal levels should then be instituted at the earliest stage of disease to decrease the occurrence of diabetic complications. This is very difficult and can only be achieved with the dedications and cooperative effort of all health carers of different disciplines, including the dental care professionals. Finally, being a lifelong disease, DM requires the continuous provision of quality care as well as the active participation of patients in their disease management plan.
Periodontitis and type-2 diabetes mellitus: impending challenge for an aging population.
Professor Leung Wai Keung
Professor in Periodontology, Oral Diagnosis and Polyclinics,
Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Leung qualified in Hong Kong and was awarded master degree (Oral Medicine) in the University of Hong Kong. He later earned his doctoral degree at Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Canada. He started serving the Discipline of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, HKU at 1995 where he later finished his specialist training. He was then reassigned to his current position on 2010. His research interests include human periodontal microbial ecology and virulence; effects of altered human oral physiology on the corresponding microbial ecology; and clinical trials of periodontal care strategies. He has authored more than 80 peer reviewed publications. He is currently President, Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
Type-2 diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease are complex human diseases. Pathogeneses of both ailments are multi-factorial, taking chronic disease courses with varied clinical presentations. It is well established in the scientific literature that they are interrelated, in particular, individuals suffered from diabetes has higher risks
to develop periodontitis. As the societal burden of both diabetes and periodontitis are high while individual general or oral health quality of life impacts were substantial, it is very important for healthcare professionals to appreciate the influence of any relevant factors, appreciating and/or controlling which, may assist management of both diseases in those affected in our local population.
and peri-implant surgery
A paradigm shift in plastic periodontal surgery The consequences of a minimally-invasive approach Plastic Periodontal surgery has developed in the last 25 years and many influencing factors have been intensively investigated. The interest of the researchers has mainly been focused on two aspects, namely on the materials and products (regeneration) on one side and on novel surgical approaches and improvements on the other side. Concerning the latter, flap designs and management of interdental tissues have radically changed and limited interdental wound failures to a minimum amount. It is the aim of this combined theoretical and practical course to shed light on single surgical factors which mainly contributed to the aforementioned improvements. The formation of the blood
clot at the interface between flap and root surface and its stability can only be achieved when the mucosal flap remains stabilized during early healing period, which requires an adequate, minimally invasive flap design and suitable suture technique with appropriate
anchorage points. In the hands-on session, the participants will get an insight into the world of microsurgery, practise some basic suture exercises but also learn some advanced suture techniques and flap designs.
Dr. Rino Burkhardt graduated from the University of Zurich and received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the same University. He is an EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) certified specialist in periodontology and received his Masters degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne (MAS in Periodontology). Since 1995 he maintains a private practice in Zurich, limited to periodontology and implantology. Additionally he acts as an instructor at the University of Zurich and honorary associate
professor at the University of Hong Kong. He published numerous articles and book chapters and got a research prize from the
European Federation of Periodontology. His an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), the European
Association for Osseointegration (EAO), the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and Board member of the Swiss Society of
The 3rd Annual General Meeting
and Lectures on
Relationship between smoking and recreational drugs with periodontal bone loss
Date: 25th November 2012
Time: 12:45pm -1:00pm: Registration
1:00pm -2:30pm: Part I of lecture
2:30pm – 3:00pm: 3rd Annual General Meeting
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Coffee break
3:15pm-4:15pm: Part II of lecture
4:15pm -4:30pm: Q & A session
Venue: Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Relationship between smoking and recreational drugs with periodontal bone loss
Prof. Getulio Nogueira
Assistant Professor, Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry
Prof. Getulio Nogueira is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto (Canada). He was Associate Dean of Research at School of Dentistry, Bahiana University (Brazil) from 2001-2007; Head of the Graduate and Undergraduate Periodontics Programs at Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba (Canada) from 2008-2011. He received his DDS in 1991 (UFBA, Bahia, Brazil), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1997/1999 respectively (UNICAMP, Sao Paulo, Brazil). He pursued his post-doctoral training at University of Washington-US(2003-2004); University of Hong Kong-China (2008).
He currently serves as a reviewer of scientific journals in his field, such as the Journal of Periodontal Research, Cytokine, Oral Diseases and Journal of Periodontology, and serves as associate editor of the International Journal of Dentistry. He has been devoted to dental research for 18 years with current focuses on basic and translational studies on periodontal and peri-implant diseases and oral biology. He has been obtaining external competitive grants from agencies and also industry. He has received many teaching and research awards during his career. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed papers (English and Portuguese), 128 abstracts, and 6 book chapters. He has supervised over 30 undergrad and 20 graduate students. He was invited for over 50 lectures nationally and internationally on a number of academic and scientific occasions.
Clinical expression of periodontitis has been attributed >20% to tobacco use leading to a decrease of periodontal treatment success. Cannabis sativa (marijuana) used by patients as a recreational drug or even in daily basis could also disrupt periodontal and dental implant homeostasis by increasing bone loss. This presentation provides relevant data about the impact of smoking in periodontitis and dental implants. Discussions will elucidate why smoking can be considered a continuous threat to periodontal/implant treatments. In addition, representative from the Tobacco Control Office of Department of Health will also give a short talk of to update our members regarding the contemporary practice of tobacco control in the general and oral health care area.
Short talk on contemporary practice of tobacco control in the general and oral health care area
Dr. Lo Yim-chong
Specialist in Public Health Medicine
Senior Medical and Health Officer, Tobacco Control Office, Department of Health
Dr Lo Yim-chong is a specialist in Public Health Medicine.She graduated from the medical school of the University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master of Medicine degree in Public Health from the National University of Singapore.She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, as well as the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Lo joined the Government service as a Medical and Health Officer in 1987 and has a wide range of exposure in public health, ranging from maternal and child health, communicable diseases control, health administration and planning, district health promotion, border control and health regulation.She is currently the Senior Medical and Health Officer of the Tobacco Control Office, Department of Health responsible for enhancing and coordinating Government’s tobacco control efforts in Hong Kong.
Dr Lo will give us a short talk to update our members on the contemporary practice of tobacco control in Hong Kong, including smoking cessation service for smokers attending general dentists.