Prevention and treatment of root surface dental caries in Hong Kong elderly


Grant Data
Project Title
Prevention and treatment of root surface dental caries in Hong Kong elderly
Principal Investigator
Professor Lo, Edward Chin Man   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Dyson John Edwin   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2002-09-01
Completion Date
2005-08-31
Amount
622572
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
root surface, dental caries, elderly
Discipline
Dentistry
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7244/02M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2002/2003
Status
Completed
Objectives
The project aims at investigating the effectiveness of four methods in preventing new root surface caries and in arresting early caries. These are: 1) giving oral hygiene instruction (OHI) alone; 2) OHI and semi-annual application of chlorhexidine varnish; 3) OHI and semi-annual application of sodium fluoride varnish; 4) OHI and annual application of silver diamine fluoride solution. Apart from this, the project also attempts to compare the success of a new approach to restore decayed root surface against the conventional treatment.
All Publications
TitleAuthor(s)Issue DateViews
 
Prevention of root caries in Chinese institutionalized elders
Proceeding/Conference:Journal of Dental Research. Special issue
2009
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