From October 17-18, 2023, Clin. Prof. Dr. Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen, as the Dean of Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry (MUDT), along with Asst. Prof. Bundhit Jirajariyavej, Deputy Dean, had the privilege of representing MUDT at the China-Southeast Asia Forum on Dentistry Education. This event was hosted by the School of Stomatology, Kunming Medical University in the People’s Republic of China, and was titled “A New Model of Dental Intelligent Education.”
At this international gathering, Asst. Prof. Bundhit Jirajariyavej delivered a presentation titled “Simulation-Based Education in Dentistry.” The conference brought together numerous healthcare and dental experts, including medical professionals from China, Korea, and Southeast Asian countries.
In addition to their participation in the conference, Dean Kiattavorncharoen and Deputy Dean Jirajariyavej also had the honor of attending Kunming Medical University’s 90ᵗʰ anniversary celebration and discussing potential academic collaboration between the two universities. During this special occasion, they had the opportunity to explore various significant areas within the university, including the School of Stomatology, Yunnan Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Oral Experimental Teaching Center, and Life Science Museum.
It is worth noting that Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry and the School of Stomatology at Kunming Medical University have enjoyed a productive academic partnership, dating back to their founding and their roles as member institutions of the International Dental Collaboration of the Mekong River Region (IDCMR) since 2004.