Mike Yiu Yan Leung

Dr. Mike Y.Y. Leung is a Clinical Associate Professor and Postgraduate Programme Director in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Assistant Dean (External Relations) of the Faculty. He is the President of the Hong Kong Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Internationally, he is representing Asia Pacific in the AOCMF Education Commission. He is also the President-Elect of the Asian Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

He graduated BDS, MDS (OMFS) and PhD from the University of Hong Kong and started his career in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Hong Kong after graduation of BDS. He devotes to be an academic surgeon after he received the Young Lecturer’s Award of the 19th Convocation of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Gold Medal of the Best Original Research by Trainee, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine during his surgical training in 2008.

Dr Leung’s clinical and research interests are orthognathic surgery, management of obstructive sleep apnea and trigeminal nerve repair. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals on these aspects. He lectures frequently on orthognathic surgery internationally.

Management of Mandibular Asymmetry: An Evidence-Based Update

Mandibular asymmetry is prevalent in the Asian population. It affects individual’s facial aesthetics and thus their self-esteem. It is now proved that mandibular asymmetry also causes temporomandibular disorder and pain. Bone scintigraphy is frequently used for growth assessment of mandibular asymmetry, yet its accuracy is a frequent topic of debate. The complexity of mandibular asymmetry often exceed current classifications can describe, which imposes challenges to diagnose as well as to plan the treatment. Modern technologies like 3D planning and printing allow more accurate execution of plan than conventional methods. This lecture aims to provide an evidence-based discussion in some of these controversial topics of mandibular asymmetry.