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Hong Kong Association for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation

Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society
HKDA and College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong will award CME/CPD accreditations 6.5 pts


Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Russell Nishimura, DDS
Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Dentistry
Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration
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Professor Russell D. Nishimura, DDS

Dr. Nishimura received his B.S. and D.D.S degrees from U.C.L.A. He completed post-graduate programs in Hospital Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the U.C.L.A. School of Dentistry. Appointed as a full-time faculty member at U.C.L.A., he taught removable prosthodontics and chaired the RPD, Immediate Dentures and Osseointegrated Implants courses. Dr. Nishimura became Co-Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program, Director of the U.C.L.A. Maxillofacial Prosthetic and Implant Laboratory and later the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry. Promoted to Professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry, he taught fixed prosthodontics, operative and esthetic dentistry, later retiring as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Nishimura has authored over 50 publications in the dental literature and is a member of many professional organizations, including OKU, Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and has served on the Board of Directors for both organizations. Dr. Nishimura is a Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Nishimura currently maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Westlake Village, California.

Local Speakers:
Prof. Lim Kwong Cheung
Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Director of CLK Center for Cranio-maxillofacial and Dental Implants
Honorary Clinical Professor, OMFS, HKU
Hong Kong
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Professor Lim Kwong Cheung

Professor Cheung Lim Kwong is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) and an honorary clinical professor of the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently an honorary consultant at United Christian Hospital, Queen Mary Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital and New territory East Cluster Hospitals.

Professor Cheung graduated Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1982. He attained advanced dental professional qualifications from Scotland, Ireland and Australia. He subsequently attained specialist degrees in OMS from Australia and Hong Kong. Prof. Cheung also completed a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). After serving the HKU for over 30 years, he retired from the chair professor in March 2014 and now in full time private specialist OMS practice. The main clinical and research interest of Professor Cheung is on surgical correction of maxillofacial deformities, obstructive sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint surgery and rehabilitation of atrophic jaws with dental implants. He has published over 230 papers and 380 abstracts. In recognition of Professor Cheung’s academic contribution to various universities, he received honorary professorship from 11 universities from China, 3 from Thailand, 2 from India, 1 from Malaysia and 1 from Australia.

Dr. Edmond Pow
Associate Professor, Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Dr. Edmond Pow
BDS, MDS(Pros), PhD, FRACDS, MRACDS(Pros), FCDSHK(Pros), FHKAM(Dent Surg)

Dr. Pow is currently a tenured Clinical Associate Professor and the Postgraduate Programme Director in Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. As a registered specialist in Prosthodontics, Dr. Pow has been actively working in various aspects of clinical prosthodontics for over 20 years. His research interests include prosthodontics, dental implants, biomaterials and medically compromised patients. Dr. Pow has developed many clinical techniques and published over 70 scientific and clinical articles and he won the Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award (Dental Technique Category) of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry in 2015. He serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Oral Implants Research, Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry. Dr. Pow is now the Vice-President (Education and Examinations) of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (CDSHK) and the President of Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society. He also serves on the Board of Studies in Prosthodontics of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). He was also the Chair of Specialty Board in Prosthodontics of CDSHK and the Chair of the Asia Regional Committee of RACDS.


* CME/CPD accreditations 6.5 pts
09:00-10:00 Implant Dentistry and Practice Management
Prof. Russell Nishimura
Successful clinical practices require productive vision to realize personal and professional goals. The strategy and process of developing a brand and a business plan are an individual experience. Determination of the professional services provided must consider business dynamics as well as the clinician’s abilities to provide those services. Clinical services provided should be leveraged to gain market advantage. Patient education, presentation of treatment plans and case acceptances are critical aspects of care. Proficiency, efficiency and productivity are integral aspects of implant dentistry. Managing expenses while maximizing revenues are essential to the business plan. Development of skills and education in implant dentistry strengthens the practice and is vital part of the growth and maturation of the business. This presentation will examine these topics and provide practical examples and insights.
10:00-11:00 Clinical Methods to Enhance Patient Outcomes
Prof. Russell Nishimura
Patient comfort and perceptions of treatment delivery are key aspects of the restorative process. Contributing factors include the selection of materials and method that are ideally suited for the clinical situation. Simple and inexpensive measures can facilitate both the laboratory and clinical aspects of care. Similarly, clinicians must work efficiently with optimal results to meet patients’ expectations and maximize productivity. This presentation will examine simple, practical, costs-effective measures that optimize the restorative process.
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:00 Integrating Surgical and Restorative Procedures in Implant Dentistry: Surgical and Prosthodontic Perspective
Prof. Lim Kwong Cheung & Prof. Russell Nishimura
Prosthetic and surgical aspects of implant dentistry are interdependent upon each other in all aspects of care: Pre, Intra, and Post-Operative. This presentation will examine how prosthodontic concepts and procedures are integrated with the surgical phases of treatment to facilitate and enhance the rehabilitative process. Topics include pre-surgical planning, guides and templates, provisional and definitive restorative procedures, logistics and patient management.
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Immediate Provisional Restorations – Single to Multiple Units
Prof. Russell Nishimura
Immediate provisional abutments can simplify and efficiently create productive results that increase treatment plan acceptance rates, build patient satisfaction and doctor confidence. Key aspects include anatomy at the implant sites, implant stability, and patient’s abilities to follow directions during the healing phase. The use of various abutments will be explored for proper case selection and optimal results. Single tooth implant restorations that are bounded by teeth on either side provide the opportunity to protect the provisional restoration from functional loads during the healing phase and to maintain the adjacent interproximal papilla. Multiple unit immediate provisional units present increasing complexities with full-arch prostheses being the most demanding.

Practical approaches that facilitate these restorative procedures will be demonstrated that reduce the stress and complexity for both the patient and dentist.
15:00-15:45 Key to Success in Prosthodontics: From Case Selection to Maintenance
Dr. Edmond Pow
Prosthodontics always plays an important role in daily dental practice. Despite recent advances in materials and laboratory techniques, various biological and technical failures happen. In the lecture, common problems on case selection, treatment planning, local anaesthesia, impression making and material selection for provisional/definitive restorations, fixed and implant prostheses will be presented. Intra-oral cameras, CAD/CAM and digital workflow will also be addressed.
15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Restorative Complications in Implant Dentistry
Prof. Russell Nishimura
Complications are unfortunate for patients and all members of the implant team. Prevention is the ideal method of dealing with them. Patient comprehension and acceptance of the risks and benefits of implant restorations, proper treatment planning, prosthetic design and materials are essential to minimizing these problems. When they occur, understanding how they developed is important to their correction. Sometimes complications can be repaired while in other instances there is no recourse but to re-make the prosthesis. In rare instances, no implant restoration may be possible.

Complications may arise from implant position(s), fracture of abutments, screws, acrylic resin, ceramic and even metal. Occlusion must be monitored regularly as pre-maturities or uneven wear can result in chipping or fractures. Retention using various implant attachments may wear over time and compromise treatment outcomes. Esthetic complications may be the most difficult to address.

Restorative complications will be examined with a focus on avoiding them by proper treatment planning and on the clinical management once they occur.


Registration Fee
Dentist / Specialist HK$1,000
Member of HKPDS HK$800
Member of HKAOFR Free
Student Free
Online Registration

(Registration fee including refreshments during breaks, but excluding lunch)

Cancellation Policy

For cancellation, please notify the Secretariat:, and please identify the name(s) of the participant(s). An administration fee of 50% of the paid registration fee will apply. Refunds will only be made after completion of the Meeting. No refund will be entertained for cancellation requests received by the Secretariat on or after 1 October, 2017.


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