An Update on Cracked Tooth
Cracked tooth syndrome is a common manifestation in daily practice in Hong Kong. Cracked tooth is defined as “thin surface disruption of enamel and dentine, and possibly cementum, of unknown depth or extension” from the American Association of endodontists. The diagnosis and management of cracked tooth is always a challenge due to the variable clinical presentations and unpredictable prognosis. Depending on the crack extension and symptoms severity, there is a wide range of treatment options available. This presentation will focus on the clinical diagnosis and management, with both the conventional and innovative approaches. The outcome of endodontically treated cracked teeth will be reviewed. Clinicians can better advise their patients on making informed choice of the available treatment options.
Dr Bonnie Chiu is a half-time senior clinical practitioner in the Restorative Dental Science of the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is a fellow of the Hong Kong College of Dental Surgeons (FCDSHK), a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM) and a registered specialist in Endodontics in Hong Kong.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1989, and started her career in the Government Dental Service from 1991-2010. She was granted Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 1998. In 2003, Dr Chiu received her Master degree in Endodontics (MDS)(Endo), and completed the Advanced Diploma in Endodontics from HKU, and finished her specialty training in the field. In 2009, she became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRD RCDS Ed). She was an examiner of the Hong Kong College of Dental Surgeons (CDSHK).
After practicing dentistry for more than 30 years, she focused more on professional education particular on undergraduate teaching. She has been a part-time clinical lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, HKU since 2010. Currently, Dr Chiu maintains her clinical service as a half-time practitioner in the private sector, specializing in endodontics.