Faculty of Dentistry joins Thai Dental Faculties Board to hold “Junior Faculty Development Program in Dental Education”

August 3-4, 2020 at Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University – Thai Dental Faculties Board (T.D.F.B.) and Faculty of Dentistry of Khon Kaen University organized online training: “Junior Faculty Development Program in Dental Education” through ZOOM webinar. Over 200 participants from faculties of dentistry all over the country joined. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat, D.D.S., Dean of Faculty of Dentistry of Khon Kaen University and Chairperson of the Dentistry Education Sub-Committee, Thai Dental Faculties Board, presided over the opening ceremony.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat, D.D.S., said, “The training on Junior Faculty Development Program in Dental Education is our preparation for and strengthening of potentialities in operations of dentistry lecturers. We are aware that the key mission is to prepare quality dentists, promote research for new bodies of knowledge and application of the knowledge for dental treatment and social services. Thai Dental Faculties Board (T.D.F.B.) places importance of dentistry faculty development according to the policy of Office of Higher Education Commission so that we will have quality dentistry lecturers in the higher education system. Presently, the world environment and conditions have changed, especially when we have to face the spread of COVID-19. The education paradigm thus needs to be adjusted, and instruction needs to be improved and modernized to respond to the situation. Graduates must possess the qualities that meet the national higher education standards. Therefore, development of lecturers, instruction, organization and the implementation structure must be developed, by considering the professionality. This training has been organized for the second time, and it is hoped that it will continuously be organized in the future.”

The training was honored to have qualified guest speakers from all over the country as follows:

  1. Prof. Dr. Siriwan Suemnukan, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University
  2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Supachai Chuenjitwongsa, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University
  3. Asst. Prof. Dr. Wilairat Worapamorn, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Mae Fah Luang University
  4. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ratchada Chai-jiy, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
  5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Warangkana Chitchuangchai, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University
  6. Prof. Dr. Prasit Vatanapha, D.D.S., Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.
  7. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Tamronganansakul, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University
  8. Asst. Prof. Dr. Anupan Sitthichokchaiwut, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Naresuan University
  9. Asst. Prof. Dr. Natthawut Kaewsuttha, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Srinakharinwirot University
  10. Asst. Prof. Adisak Juengpatanawadee, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Chiangmai University
  11. Dr. Matana Kasetrathat, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University
  12. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ajiravudh Subarnbhesaj, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
  13. Ajarn Naiyana Buranachat, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University
  14. Ajarn Achara Watanapha, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkhla University
  15. Asst. Prof. Dr. Ketkan Kesawayut, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University
  16. Asst. Prof. Dr. Suwadee Ua-aranyachot, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
  17. Assoc. Prof. Rossawan Areemit, M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
  18. Dr. Kawin Sipiyarak, D.D.S., Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University

The faculty expected that the participants will apply the knowledge obtained to develop their respective units or organizations in the long run.

        

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