Hong Kong Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry



Standard Chartered SME Marathon Cup 2014


Our society has joined the Standard Chartered SME Marathon Cup this year. On 16th Februray 2014, thirteen runners joined three different catergories of race, including 10km, half marathon and marathon. The event finished with good team spirit and great fun.
















Spring Scientific Meeting 2014



Oral Health Care Practices and
Periodontal Status of the Adults
in Hong Kong


By Prof. Edward C.M. Lo

Edward C. M. Lo is currently the Dean and Chair Professor in Dental Public Health in the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of Hong Kong. He has obtained his full academic and specialist training in Hong Kong, including BDS and PhD degrees, and Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. He is a honorary professor in a number of major dental schools in mainland China. He is a past President of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division and that of the Asia-Pacific Region. He is currently the Treasurer of IARD.

Pro. Lo is pivotal in the establishment of the specialty of Community Dentistry in Hong Kong and he is the founding Chairman of the Specialty Board of Community Dentistry of the College of Dental Surgeon of Hong Kong (CDSHK). Prof. Lo is currently the President of the CDSHK.

His research interest is in oral epidemiology, oral health care delivery and preventive dentistry. He has published over 150 papers in international scientific journals and a few book chapters. Prof. Lo has conducted many oral epidemiological surveys on various population groups in Hong Kong, as well as in Chinese Mainland. He has also conducted many laboratory and clinical studies on new preventive and treatment methods for dental diseases, in particular dental caries, in different age groups.

Lecture abstract

The 2011 Hong Kong Oral Health Survey found that although nearly all adults in Hong Kong brush their teeth every day, their oral hygiene was unsatisfactory, gingival bleeding on probing was prevalent, and around half of them had periodontal pockets (PPD > 3mm). There seems to be little improvement in their periodontal status over the past decade. This presentation will look into various survey findings and suggest what evidence-based practices may help


Venue: LT1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Date: 28th March 2014 (Friday)

Time: Registration : 18:00 to 18:30
Part 1 : 18:30 to 19:15
Tea Break : 19:15 to 19:30
Part 2 : 19:30 to 20:30

CME: 2 points (no point for CPD)












HKSPID October Study Group 2014

"To Save or to Extract?

Decision making for periodontal involved teeth"


Date: 15th October 2014

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (with refreshment)

Venue: 7/F Lounge, Prince Philip Dental Hospital,

34 Hospital Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong.

Fee: $100 (refundable for members)

CME: 2 points as accredited by CDSHK (CPD as accredited by DCHK: not applicable)

Max capacity: 20 (first come first served)



Dr. George Pelekos

Clinical Assistant Professor
Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of Hong Kong



Today, implant-supported restorations are often considered the treatment of choice in most of the cases of partial or full edentulism (Salvi et al 2001).This wide acceptance of implant dentistry in recent years changed the paradigm in every day clinical practice and the retention or treatment of natural teeth is often challenged by the “new trends in implant industry”. There is a strong impression among clinicians that teeth extraction and substitution with dental implants is superior to their preservation with other conservative treatments in terms of survival and complications rates (Donos et al 2012) although, such an impression is not necessarily based on scientific evidence. When a clinician is facing the dilemma whether to retain /restore a compromised tooth or replace it with an implant, his personal experience, access to technology, postgraduate education in combination with local factors (periodontal ,endodontic ,restorative criteria) together with the patient related parameters should guide the final decision(Tepper et al 2003 ,Kao et al 2006, Donos et al. 2012). Clinical decisions should also be based on the best available evidence regarding the predictability and effectiveness of each the suggested treatment protocols.

Do you want to save these teeth or replace with implants? Why? Why not?

Feel free to bring your cases for sharing and discussion!





Annual General Meeting 2014


Date: 21st November 2014

Venue: LT1, Prince Philip Dental Hospital


Registration : 5:30 to 6:00pm

Annual General Meeting: 6:00 to 8:15pm

and Lecture

Q & A : 8:15 to 8:30pm


Economics of periodontal care:

Analysis of a mature market



Prof. Thomas F. Flemmig, M.B.A., Dr. med. dent., Dr. med. dent. habil.


Speaker profile:

Prof. Flemmig earned his dental degree at the University of Freiburg and received training in Oral Surgery at the University of Hamburg and in Periodontics at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds a Dr. med. dent. degree from the University of Freiburg, a Dr. med. dent. habil. degree (German Ph.D. equivalent) from the University of Würzburg, and an M.B.A. as well as a certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University; he is board certified in Periodontics in Germany and has maintained an intramural practice limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry since 1990. He held positions as Professor and Chairman at the Departments of Periodontology at the Universities of Würzburg, Münster, and Washington. Currently, Professor Flemmig is Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong and Director of the Prince Phillip Dental Hospital.


Prof. Flemmig has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Guest-Editor of Periodontology 2000 and has been on the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including the Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, European Journal of Oral Sciences, and Clinical Oral Investigation. In addition, he was a Member of the Medical Committee of the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) advising the federal and state governments in matters related to medical and dental research and education.


Prof. Flemmig’s research has focused on the control of oral biofilms and more recently, the economics of dental care.


Lecture abstract:

Dental service markets are dynamic and evolve continuously. The dental market in the U.S.A., a mature market with a well-established specialist and ancillary work force, has experienced substantial shifts in the provision of periodontal care that changed practice patterns of periodontists and general dentists alike. Forces driving competition in dental service markets will be analyzed and strategies for the provision of primary and secondary periodontal care discussed. The analysis will provide valuable information for the development of business models for dental specialists in Hong Kong.



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