On 28 December 1971, Approved by National board of Education, Faculty of Dentistry established community dentistry department (unofficially). Assist.Pisuit Sanghawest was the first Head of department and responsible for community dentistry in DDS program. This is the first dental program which had field work study in rural areas. In 1973, there were only 5 dental students. After that the program course was continues and develop until now.
On 30 November 1981, Community Dentistry unit was raise to community dentistry center (announced by office of the Higher Education Commission: OHEC)
On 29 September 1995, the center was changed to department consonant with Mahidol University Act, B.E.2530