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HKU apologises after 254 dental patients put at HIV, hepatitis risk

Dr Leong Che-hung

Hundreds of people who received treatment at the University of Hong Kong's dental clinic with equipment that had not been properly sanitised have been given a public apology by the university's council chairman, Dr Leong Che-hung.

Monday, 5 November, 2012, 8:51am 1 comment

HIV, hepatitis infection scare at HKU dental hospital

HKU dental clinic is calling on 250 patients to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C after discovering equipment had not been properly sterilised.

The dental clinic at the University of Hong Kong is calling on 250 patients to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis B and C after discovering equipment had not been properly sterilised.

The patients, including students, staff and their families, all underwent procedures last week at the clinic.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:20pm 2 comments

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31 Aug 2012 - 6:53pm

Protruding teeth 'must be fixed at young age'

Protruding teeth in children should be corrected at a young age, or the condition may lead to more serious consequences such as a change in facial shape, an orthodontist says.

The problem called for increased awareness among parents and dentists, as Hongkongers tended to wait too long before receiving treatment, Dr Vincent Leung Fun-shing said.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Why dentists spark panic and phobia among so many Hongkongers

Hong Kong people are wimps, if a new dental survey is anything to go by. But the study is so bizarre and its conclusions so alarmist that it's unclear what to make of it. The online survey of 1,711 people - with slightly more than half being male - found most suffer from panic and phobia when they have to see a dentist.

28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Lifesystems Dental Kit

Every so often, the well-prepared traveller triumphs. A friend recalls the day she produced a dental kit from her backpack five days into a two-week trek along Nepal's remote Annapurna circuit. She was the hero of the hour; a fellow hiker had dislodged a large dental crown after biting a hard cracker, and the exposed tooth was excruciatingly painful.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Dentist's behaviour 'seriously improper'

A tribunal investigating the conduct of a dentist accused of delegating dental work to his nurses yesterday found his behaviour 'seriously improper'. Dentist Peter Chung Chee-keung also failed in a bid to be reinstated on the dental register after his removal for an earlier, similar infraction.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Dentist again accused of letting nurses do work

A dentist who was removed from the register for a month last year for delegating nurses to carry out orthodontic procedures faced a repeat of the charge yesterday.

The Dental Council opened a hearing to consider the complaint against Peter Chung Chee-keung, who was applying for the restoration of his licence, which has been suspended since February 2.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Listen to the dentist and take care of your teeth

Have you ever been to the dentist? When I met my dentist for the first time, I did not like him much. He did not look at me when he spoke and criticised me for not looking after my teeth.

But his professional knowledge made me think he was a good dentist. He told me what I should do to keep my teeth healthy.

5 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Brush up on dental history and fill any cavities in your knowledge

Things have moved on since a dentist called Peabody added a little soap to toothpaste in 1824 and created the first modern toothpaste. Before that, teeth were cleaned with bizarre mixtures that, over the years, have included charcoal, salt and pulverised stone.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Playing rough can be tough on the teeth, so wear a mouthguard

There is more to protecting your teeth than just brushing, flossing, healthy eating and visiting the dentist regularly. It is also about guarding your teeth from damage - especially if you or your children enjoy contact sports.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Top your brushing and flossing routine with that all-important visit to the dentist

An oral health care routine involves brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and visiting the dentist at least once a year.

Electric toothbrushes, with rotating, oscillating heads, have been shown to be 17 per cent more effective than normal brushes. However, experts also agree that a manual toothbrush is perfectly adequate if you perfect your technique.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Great white way

AS PEOPLE become more obsessed by beauty, the desire for perfect teeth is fast becoming as strong as getting rid of wrinkles. It affects men and women alike - particularly those who smoke or drink a lot of red wine or coffee. These are the culprits that most commonly stain pearly whites.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Singer braced for image backlash

When you depend on your looks for a living, it's easy to become obsessed with every little detail, as many stars are. High on the list of their priorities are their way-too-perfect sparkling white teeth. But CitySeen recently met a new singer who wears braces.

18 May 2005 - 12:00am