Overview

On June 7, 1968, His Majesty the King enacted the royal legislative command establishing the “Faculty of Dentistry Phayathai” as part of the University of Medical Sciences to fulfill HM the King’s desire to increase the number of Thai dentists to meet the country’s demand.  This new Faculty in the Clinical Research Building at 6 Yothi Street extended the educational services beyond the first Faculty of Dentistry located on Henri Dunant Street.  On march 2, 1969, HM the King graciously renamed the University of Medical Sciences as Mahidol University in honor of the King’s father, HRH Prince Songkla Nagarinda, acknowledging his great achievement of introducing modern medicine to the Thai nation.

In 1974, the name Faculty of Dentistry Phayathai, was shortened to Faculty of Dentistry.  Soon after, it has been officially called the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University. Since its founding, Professor Emeritus Isara Yuktanandhe was the first dean and Professor Dr. Waranun Buajeeb is the current dean.

Vision

To be the leading institution with international standards for the benefit of society under sustainable management

Strategic issue

1st Strategic issue Excellence in Education

2nd Strategic issue Excellence in Service

3rd Strategic issue Excellence in Research and Academic Service

4th Strategic issue Organizational Excellence

Excellence in Research

 

Faculty of Dentistry acknowledges that excellence in research is very important in order to achieve the goal of becoming a world rank dental faculty at the international level. Focus is placed on research in the field of dentistry including Dental Products and Innovation, Geriatric Dentistry, Tissue Engineering and Oral Health Promotion as well as research in other fields.

Faculty staffs published research articles in internal scientific journals more than 80 articles per year.  Many research articles gained a number of citations (more than 2000 times/290 articles) with the h-index of 19 (5 years cumulative).  Research innovation towards patents and technology transfer to commercial and private sectors are also in focus. The Faculty of Dentistry obtained more than 11 intellectual properties in 2016. Research facilities supporting research are available in both basic and material science and clinical science. Research funding are obtained from both governmentand private sectors.

The laboratory of the research unit of the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University obtained ISO 17025 in the year 2015.  Our faculties are recognized both nationally and internationally.  We do have research collaboration with several well-known universities.

Innovative commercial products were also developed and made available under the M-Dent brand.

Structure & Facilities

 

2 Dental Hospitals

 

: Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry, Dental Hospital, Phayathai Campus
: Dental Unit 609
: Dental Hospital Supporting Staff  548
: Endodontic Microscopes 21
: Cone Beam CT 4
: CAD/CAM 4
: Major Operating Rooms 3
: Minor Operating Rooms 2
: Number of Patients (per year) 600,000 (approximately)

 

: HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Dental Hospital, Salaya Campus
: Dental Unit 117
: Dental Hospital Supporting Staff  205
: Endodontic Microscopes 5
: Cone Beam CT 1
: CAD/CAM 1
: Major Operating Room 1
: Minor Operating Rooms 4
: Number of Patients (per year) 182,000 (approximately)

 

3 Schools

: Mahidol International Dental School (MIDS)
: School of Dental Assistant
: School of Dental Technology

 

4 Offices

: Dean’s Office
: Strategic Office
: Educational and Academic Office
: Research Office

 

15 Departments

: Department of Advanced General Dentistry
: Department of Anatomy
: Department of Community Dentistry
: Department of Masticatory Science
: Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
: Department of Oral Biology
: Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
: Department of Oral Microbiology
: Department of Orthodontics
: Department of Pediatric Dentistry
: Department of Pharmacology
: Department of Prosthodontics

Academic Programs

 

International Program

8 Postgraduate Programs

 

2 Doctor of Philosophy Programs

: Doctor of Philosophy Program in Dental Biomaterials Science
The program develops an in-depth knowledge of dental biomaterials, skills to manage advance research equipment and the professional use of statistics in research.
: Doctor of Philosophy Program in Oral Biology and Integrative Biomedical Science
The program develops proficiency in academic research in oral biology and other oral health sciences.

 

1 Double Degree Program

: Master of Science Program in Implant Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand

and

  Master of Science Program in Implantology and Dental Surgery International Medical College (IMC), MIB GmBh, Germany

The program develops advanced knowledge in implant dentistry and skills to do research in implants.

 

3 Master of Science Programs

 

Master Degree

: Master of Science Program in Orthodontics
The program includes the science and practice of occlusion, orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

: Master of Science Program in Oral Biology and Integrative Biomedical Science
Objective of the program is to impart basic biological sciences related to the diseases of the oral cavity.

: Master of Science Program in Dentistry : 9 Majors

; Master Degree Major in Community Dentistry
The program aims to develop research skills for a future career in dental public health.
; Major in Endodontics
The program develops advanced clinical and research skills in endodontic procedures for the student.
;  Major in Advanced General Dentistry
The program develops a more comprehensive and advanced dental treatment planning for students.
; Major in Oral Medicine
The program prepares students to plan and manage dental care for medically compromised patients.
; Major in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The program develops skills to treat medically related disorders and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region.
; Major in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
The program develops intra and extra oral radiography skills in students and the proper interpretation of oral and maxillofacial lesions.
; Major in Maxillofacial Prosthetics
The program develops skills in implantology, maxillofacial prosthetics, comprehensive care and removable and fixed prosthesis.
; Major in Pediatric Dentistry
The program equips students to have in-depth knowledge and clinical experience in pediatric dentistry.
; Major in Prosthodontics
The program develops skills for advance prosthodontic care, implant supported prosthesis and digital technology as well as develop research skills.

 

1 Graduate Diploma Program 

: Graduate Diploma Program in Clinical Science in Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The program covers a range of areas including maxillofacial prosthetic and dental oncology, laboratory procedures, oral pathophysiology, and orofacial anatomy.

 

1 Residency Training Program

: Residency Training Program in Orthodontics

The program offers educational experiences that develops clinical skills in orthodontics, the application of evidence-based clinical procedure and participation in research.

 

1 Undergraduate Program

: Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (6-years)

This program is the first and only international program for dentistry in Thailand. It aims to develop and expand the student’s knowledge and mastery of basic dental skills.

 

 

Thai Program

 

16 Postgraduate Programs

: 11 Residency Training Programs
: 3 Master of Science Programs (Geriatric Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, Advanced General Dentistry)
: Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science in Dentistry Program (9 majors)
: Clinical Fellowship Training Program in Orthognathic Surgery

 

1 Undergraduate Programs
: Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (6-years)

1 Certificate of Dental Technician (2-years)

1 Certificate of Dental Assistant (2-years)

Dental Simulation Center

Consisting of
: 120 Advanced Dental Simulation Units with Virtual Reality-Based Technology (DentSim)
: 120 Dental Simulation Units with Computerized Training System

 

Using Simulation Technology and revolutionary computerized dental training system to enhance the dental students’ practical skills and provide them with the best and most effective training experience.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Mobile Dental Center

 

The HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Dental Mobile Center resulted from Her Royal Highness’s initiative as she gave her gracious permission to establish the Dental Mobile Unit to provide full service of dentistry and oral hygiene training courses to the people in remote rural areas including teachers and students of the Border Patrol Police Schools and the schools under her initiative in all regions of Thailand.

The center collaborates with the Office of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Projects, Border Patrol Police Bureau, Ministry of Public Health, faculties of dentistry from several universities and other involved units.

Center for Promotion and Development of Quality of Life for Older Persons 

To address a growing concern over the issue of geriatric dental care due to dramatic increase in world’s older population, Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry has established the “Center for Promotion and Development of Quality of Life for Older Persons” to provide a beneficial impact on geriatric dental care both locally and internationally since June 2018.

Mahidol Digital Dental Center

This center uses state-of-the-art technology providing modern solutions to traditional dental problems resulting in a more efficient and effective diagnosis and treatment process.

Sirindhorn Dental Museum 

“Sirindhorn Dental Museum” of Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry was built in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th Birthday. It is the first dental museum in Asia which uses interactive technology to encourage visitors to enhance their self-learning skills.

This 620-square-metre museum is divided into five main zones

International Collaboration

Institutions with Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Exchange Agreement

Asia
3 from Cambodia
2 from China
1 from Hong Kong
1 from India
1 from Indonesia
7 from Japan
2 from Korea
1 from Laos PDR
1 from Malaysia
2 from Myanmar
4 from Vietnam
1 from Taiwan
1 in Thailand

Europe
1 from Germany

North America
3 from USA

IDCMR
International Dental Collaboration of the Mekong River Region

In order to develop the oral health resource capacity among the Mekong River Region countries, Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry founded the International Dental Collaboration of the Mekong River Region (IDCMR) in 2004 including the IDCMR Secretariat Office at the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University. Currently, there are 15 Dental education institutes from Cambodia, PR China, India, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as IDCMR members.

WHO CC


WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Health Education and Research
Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry is the WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Health Education and Research World Health Organization South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO).

Inbound Exchange Program

 

Year of student participating
Undergraduate
1st – 6th year dental student
Postgraduate
All level

 

Exchange Period
1 week / 1-3 months

 

Duration
January – April / June – November

Green Office Award
Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry was awarded the gold medal for the Green Office Award 2018 by the Department of Environment Quality Promotion (DEQP) of the Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment.

Safety Academic Institution

Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry was also presented the very first Outstanding Award for Safety Academic Institution and Good Wellness 2018 by the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare.

Location & Contact information

Mahidol University Faculty of Dentistry, Phayathai Campus, Bangkok
No. 6, Yothi Road, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400
Tel: +662-200-7600
E-mail: dtinter@mahidol.ac.th
Hospital (Phayathai Campus) Tel: +662-200-7777
Hospital (Salaya Campus) Tel: +662-849-6600
Office Tel: +662-200-7555
Department Tel: +662-200-7888

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