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HKDA News Notice
  Annual General Meeting 2018
  Conjoint Seminar with HKSFD on 2 Dec 2018
  Smoke-free run
  FMSHK Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - "Medical Advances in Community Health" Registration form
  FMSHK Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - "Medical Advances in Community Health" Poster
  Joint Professional Networking Event – Beyond the Stage of Cantonese Opera (13 October 2018)
  Early Closure of HKDA Secretariat Office on 24 September 2018
  Dental 88 Scientific Symposium
  21st HKSPRA Annual Scientific Meeting Flyer
  21st HKSPRA Annual Scientific Meeting Registration
  "Total ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products" Briefing Sessions
  "Support to enact a total ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products" Signatory Campaign
  Healthy Teeth Collaboration「護齒同行」
  Latest eNews Uploaded to HKDA Members’ Zone on 1 August 2018
  The HKICS 11th Corporate Governance Conference (14 to 15 September 2018) - Early bird by 22 July 2018
  HKDA Professional Volunteer Services VOLUNTEERS RECRUITMENT 21-24 June 2018
  Hong Kong Youth Delegation to IAVE World & Youth Volunteer Conference in Augsburg, Germany
  「無煙健兒大募集」- 香港吸煙與健康委員會
  Policy Statements of FDI World Dental Federation
  HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update conference (ACRU) 2018
  Early Closure of HKDA Secretariat Office on 15 February 2018
  National Qualification Examination (NQE) in the Mainland (Posted under "Events")
  Early Closure of HKDA Secretariat Office on 22 December 2017
  Invitation to be the Supporting Organization of the Government-funded Two-day International Symposium cum Pre-symposium Workshop
  Implementation of Five Day Week by HKDA Secretariat
  “Towards a Tobacco Endgame in Hong Kong” Conference cum Reception for the 35th Anniversary of Tobacco Control in Hong Kong (1 December 2017)
  Early Closure of HKDA Secretariat Office on 4 October 2017
  25th Boilers & Pressure Vessels Safety Seminar
  2017 CEPA Business Forum
  Temporary Closure of HKDA Wanchai Secretariat Office on Three Saturdays (7, 14 and 21 October 2017)
  Annual General Meeting 2017 [Updated on 29 December 2017]
  Charitable Concert by HK Medical Association Charitable Foundation
  RSCP Singing Contest 2017 - Part 1 video clip
  RSCP Singing Contest 2017 - Part 2 video clip
  COC Discovery Bay Dragon Boat Race 2017 - video clip
  Report on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development
  Joint Professional Networking Party 2017 – “Jungle of Parties” (30 June 2017)
  HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU) 2017
  APDF Newsletter March 2017 (39th APDC Macau 22-25 May 2017)
  11th Issue of eHealth News
  Infection Control Workshop for Private Dental Practitioners
  HKDA’s trip to Nanning (26-27 October 2016)
  Consultation Document and Report for the Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities
  Support Organ Donation, Register Now!
  Antibiotic Resistance
  MGD Training Programme, The 4th Quarter of 2016)
  10th Issue of eHealth News
  Notes for Dental Practice Operation in Hong Kong (last updated on 5 May 2016)
  The 2nd Edition of the FDI Oral Health Atlas (supported by HKDA) (free electronic copy)
  Surveillance of Viral Hepatitis in Hong Kong - 2014 Update Report
  Election Results of the 1st Extraordinary General Meeting of 2015
  Updated Guidelines from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
  Announcment of Election Results of the 21st AGM 2015
  2015 HKIDEAS Open Ceremony (Chinese Only)
  eHealth News
  「口腔健康與疾病」Lecture Sildes (Chinese Only)
    by Dr Donald Li, SBS, JP
  The Academy of General Dentistry Creates International Membership Category
  CPD Attendance Report Download Instruction
  Special Care Dentistry Day 2014 (Chinese only)
  Enrolment for Elderly Health Care Voucher Pilot Scheme
  香港牙科發展 - 長者牙科服務的回顧與前瞻
  Installation of the first Chinese FDI President, Dr Tin-chun Wong
  Hong Kong Medical Diary (FREE electronic copy)
  New Features of the Primary Care Directory & Invitation to Enroll in the Directory
  Congratulations to Dr Tin-chun Wong, the first Chinese FDI President-Elect
  熱烈祝賀首位華人FDI 世界牙醫聯盟候任主席 ─ 黃殿春醫生
  Update on the Exemption of Regulated Products under the Human Organ Transplant Ordinance (Cap. 465)
  Supplementary information on "Update on Clinical Waste Control Scheme"
  Dental Clinic Management System (DCMS)
  Hong Kong Dental Journal Instructions to Authors
  List of Registered Dentists (DCHK)
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Medical / Drug Safety Alert  
•  Risk of serious and potentially fatal blood disorder prompts FDA action on oral over-the-counter benzocaine products used for teething and mouth pain and prescription local anesthetics (Letter to Heal  
•  Clarithromycin (Biaxin): FDA Drug Safety Communication - Potential increased risk of heart problems or death in patients with heart disease (Letter to Healthcare Professionals)  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Implant Direct Sybron Manufacturing LLC SwishPlus Implant [Model number: 924112; Lot number: 64927]  
•  Recombinant human erythropoietins: very rare risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs)  
•  World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017  
•  Gabapentin (Neurontin): risk of severe respiratory depression (Letter to Healthcare Professionals)  
•  Isotretinoin (Roaccutane): rare reports of erectile dysfunction and decreased libido (Letter to Healthcare Professionals)  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Sage Oral Care Products  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Implant Direct Sybron Manufacturing LLC The Spectra System/Legacy Guided Surgery Handle Kit  
•  XGEVA (denosumab) Solution for Injection 120mg/vial Risk of Multiple Vertebral Fractures (MVF) following treatment discontinuation (Letter to Healthcare Professionals)  
•  Safe Use of Antibiotics and AMR  
•  Injectable methylprednisolone products containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Synthes DePuy Synthes Matrix Screws, for MatrixORTHOGNATHIC and MatrixORTHOGNATHIC LOCK systems  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Implant Direct Sybron Manufacturing LLC HLA3-5 Legacy Full-Contour Abutment 3.5mmD Assembly [Product code: HLA3-5; Lot number: 89103, 83493, 78986]  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: DENTSPLY lmplants Manufacturing GmbH Implant Driver Profile EV 4.2, Long [REF 25465, Lot# 401290, Manufacturing date: 2017-03-17]  
•  Prescription codeine pain and cough medicines and tramadol pain medicines: FDA restricts use in children; recommends against use in breastfeeding women  
•  Drug News Issue 88  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Nobel Biocare Multi-unit abutment Plus CC RP 2.5mm  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Kerr Corporation PREMISA Unidose Refills – A3.5  
•  Fluoroquinolones - potential risk of retinal detachment  
•  Oventus O2Vent T  
•  Institut Straumann AG Surgical drill [044.210 Drill 1, short, Ø 2.2mm, l 33.0mm, SS; Lot MG950 / LV463 / MG783 / MH027 / ML700; 044.214 Drill 2, short, Ø 2.8mm, l 33.0mm, SS; Lot MJ330; 044.215 Drill  
•  Zimmer Biomet, Inc OSSEOTITE Certain Implant 4 x 11.5mm  
•  Zimmer Biomet Low Profile products  
•  Ormco Corporation SealApex Xpress  
•  Implant Direct Sybron Manufacturing LLC RePlant Angled Abutment [Part Number: 6050-52-60; Lot number: 50174, 39799, 49364]  
•  DFS - DIAMON GmbH Laser welding wire [Weldur, item no. 15083; Solder Soldur, Soldur C and Soldur N, item nos. 15084, 15092, 15093, 15094]  
•  Robinson Healthcare Single use Dental Syringe  
•  Implant Direct Sybron Manufacturing LLC InterActive Implant Open-Tray Transfer Narrow  
•  Professional Dentist Supplies Chlorofluor Gel (all bottle sizes)  
•  Department of Health, Drug News, Issue 78  
•  Aflibercept (Zaltrap▼): Minimising the Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw  
•  Medical Device Safety Alert: Dentsply Ltd Aquasil Easy Mix Putty [Item Number: 678120; Lot Number: 150629]  
•  Diabetes Medicine Metformin: FDA Revises Warnings Regarding the Use in Certain Patients with Reduced Kidney Function  
•  Opioid Pain Medicines: FDA Warns about Several Safety Issues; Requires Label Changes  
•  Ormco Corporation TF Adaptive Gutta Percha Point Size SM3-50pk  
•  Tru-Arch by Ormco Corporation (Health Canada reference no. RA-55988)  
•  Drug News Issue 71  
•  Entacapone: FDA Review Found No Increased Cardiovascular Risks  
•  Mycophenolate: EMA Recommends Additional Measures to Prevent Use in Pregnancy  
•  Mirabegron (Betmiga): Risk of Severe Hypertension and Associated Cerebrovascular and Cardiac Events  
•  Neoss Neoss Guide - Drill-Hubs I to V included in Neoss Guide Kit Ø3.5 - Ø4.5 (art no 51153)  
•  Panoramic Rental Panoramic X-ray Model PC-1000 and PC-1000/Laser 1000  
•  Bien Air Switzerland(William Green Pty Ltd-Sponsor in Australia) CA1:1L EVO 15  
•  Biomet 3i A) Narrow Right Angle Large Driver Tip (Hexed), Model: RASH3N, Lot 1184555; B) Narrow Right Angle Large Driver Tip, Model: RASQ3N, Lot 1184554  
•  Repaglinide - New Contraindication for Concomitant Use with Clopidogrel  
•  Denosumab (Xgeva, Prolia); Intravenous Bisphosphonates: Osteonecrosis of the Jaw - Further Measures to Minimise Risk  
•  Ivoclar Vivadent AG IPS Empress Universal Glaze Spray  
•  Lvabradine (Coralan): Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Angina  
•  3M ESPE Dental Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative [All Lots and Catalogue Numbers]  
•  Nobel Biocare Abutment Retrieval Instrument and Kit  
•  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, mefenamic acid and naproxen): TGA's proposed additional advisory statement  
•  Milestone Scientific Milestone Wand STA Hand Piece  
•  Further Measures to Minimise Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw with Bisphosphonate Medicine  
•  Nobel Biocare AB Material used in the packaging of Dental implant  
•  Kerr Corporation Cure Sleeve  
•  Zimmer Dental Inc A) Gemlock Long Hex Driver; B)Tapered Swissplus & Swissplus Implant Systems Kits, Surgical, Complete; C) Tapered Screw-Vent Implant System Surgical Kit, Complete  
•  Biomet 3i Dental implants with item numbers XIFOSM311, XIFNT3211, BOST3211, BOST3211 and lot numbers 2014051368, 2014051477, 2014051817, 2014051395  
•  Institut Straumann AG 040.447S Drill set long, drill stop compatible for D 4.8mm Implant  
•  Philips Oral Healthcare- Relief ACP Oral Care Gel supplied separately and in Zm CH 25% Kits  
•  3M RelyX Temp E NP  
•  3M Australia Pty Ltd APC Plus Victory Series Twin Upper Left Cuspid -3T/10A with Distal Hook  
•  Institut Straumann AG Bone Level 4.1 mm RC, SLActive 8mm Roxolid Loxim (Model/Part no.: 021.4308; Lot no.: GY256)  
•  Institut Straumann AG Bone Level Tapered Implant 4.1 mm RC, SLActive 8mm Roxolid Loxim (Model/Part no.: 021.5308; Lot no.: GY030)  
•  Diclofenac and other NSAIDs  
•  Kerr Corporation Premise Universal Restorative Body Syringe and Unidose, Shade A2  
•  Imaging Sciences / DBA Gendex Dental Systems Expert DC Dental X-ray  
•  Kerr Corporation Herculite Ultra  
•  Getinge 46-Series Washer-Disinfector (CM302) with PACS 300/350 control  
•  Ultra-speed Dental Film, Catalog Number/REF 834 8658, KODAK and Carestream DENTAL labels --- Carestream Health Inc.  
•  Biolase Waterlase iPlus Dental Laser System  
•  3M ESPE Filtek Supreme XTE Flowable Restorative  
•  Ventolin (salbutamol sulphate): Limitations on use for inhibition of premature labour  
•  Ormco Corporation Damon TMA  
•  Lidocaine Viscous: New Boxed Warning - Should Not Be Used to Treat Infants and Children with Teething Pain  
•  Reminder on the De-registration of Oral Pharmaceutical Products containing Ketoconazole  
•  Kerr Corporation Tytin Regular Set, Double Spill - 50 Capsules [Part number: 29948; Lot number: 3-1249]  
•  Scorpion Magnetostrictive scaling tips distributed by Swallow Dental Supplies Limited  
•  Serotonin Blocking Drugs Used to Treat Nausea and Vomiting - Risk of Serotonin Syndrome  
•  INSIGHT Dental Film, Catalog Number/REF 811 0785, KODAK and Carestream DENTAL labels --- Carestream Health Inc.  
•  All Medical Devices and Medicinal Products Containing Chlorhexidine  
•  Recall of Pentron Clinical - 37% Phosphoric Acid Etching Gel  
•  U.S. Food and Drug Administration Suggests Denture-Adhesive Manufacturers Consider Removing Zinc  
Private Heathcare Facilities / Clinic Setting  
•  Guide to Infection Control In Clinic Setting Draft as at March 2018  
•  Sharing Session on Healthcare Engineering and Infection Control in Clinic Settings  
•  Symposium on Healthcare Facilities Management  
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The Prevention of Tooth Decay  
Tooth decay may lead to CAVITIES. It is the loss of tooth surface substance caused by germs (bacteria). Bacteria form a sticky layer over the tooth surfaces called PLAQUE. When sugar is ingested, the plaque bacteria convert sugar to acid. The acid may then dissolve the tooth surfaces resulting in cavities.