On February 18, 2019, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the border police school in Hatsaipay village, Nongtao sub-district, Nakhonphanom’s Ta-uten district. The school runs primary education with a total of 30 students and 7 border police-teachers. Her visit was a part of the inspection on the rural student development project. About 800 people participated in the event to honor the royal visit.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has appointed KKU’s faculty of dentistry to provide a dental care service to the people in the area. Dean of the faculty of Dentistry, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waranuch Pitiphat (D.D.S), led a team of 31 dentists and dental staff to the area to provide free dental care for the students and the villagers there. A team of doctors from Srinagarind Hospital also took the ground to provide health service.
According to Assoc. Prof. Waranuch Pitiphat, the team provided dental service to 58 people, 8 fillings, 10 plaque removing, 13 pulling, 23 fluoride coating, and 4 cases for regular dental check. The KKU team corroborated well with the local dental team from Ta-Uten Hospital and volunteer students. The dean extended her appreciation to all people for taking part in providing dental care to the people. Faculty of dentistry is always appreciated to serve to the community under the patronage of her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Her visit to the site signifies her love for all Thai people and her wish to see them living a good life.
In 2018, the dentist team working under her royal patronage conducted 10 dental services that served about 2883 patients, most of which underwent tooth decay. All the patients were highly moved by care that they received from the initiation of the princess.
Mrs. Pranom Guathong, a 65 year villager from Bangang village, Ta-Uten district said it was her sixth dental care with the royal health service. The visit of the princess always brings about better life of the local people. The roads, the schools, and the health of the people were made better every time the princess comes. Pranom said she did not hesitate to come again this year after she heard the announcement about this royal health project from her village loudhailer. Pranom added that she was much appreciated by the hard work that the princess and all immediate royal members have done for her.
Master One-chai Promdee, a third grader at the border police school said this was the third time that he has provided the welcome to the princess. He said he was in the school band and a member of the sufficiency economic group. He loves fishery activity the most because he can applied from he has learnt from the school to raise his own fish at the family pond. His impression about the princess is her loving smile and sincere help to the people. He said he wanted her to visit the village more often.
The free dental service project was initiated by late King Bhumibol and has been prolonged by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn after her father passed away. Khon Kaen University dentist team is proud to have been a part of the project for over 26 years to bring about sound dental health for the people.