On September 15, 2022, Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry (MUDT) organized the “Wai Kru Ceremony: Paying Homage and Respects to our Teachers” for the 2022 academic year. In this regard, Clin. Prof. Dr. Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen, Dean, as chairperson, along with the faculty executives, lecturers, and students attended the ceremony.


Student representatives paid tribute to the lecturers by asking for their forgiveness and blessings at the beginning of the ceremony, followed by laying pedestal trays and garlands in front of the lecturers to pay respect, singing a teacher appreciation song in harmony, and participating in a textbook anointing ceremony.


After that, Dean, as a chairperson, addressed moral guidance and presented awards and scholarships to the students, including research presentation awards for the fourth-year students, the 2021 academic year. These ceremonies took place at the Debaratana Auditorium, 4ᵗʰ floor on the 50ᵗʰ Anniversary of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, and were streamed live via Cisco Webex Meetings.


After finishing all ceremonies in the Debaratana Auditorium, the faculty executives, lecturers, and students moved to a hallway on the 7ᵗʰ floor to lay a pedestal tray and a garland in front of a statue of Emeritus Prof. Isara Yuktanandhe in recognition of his honored role as “the First Teacher” of MUDT.