DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN DENTISTRY
Why study at Chiang Mai University Dental School?
At Chiang Mai University Dental School, our graduates will benefit from continuous innovation in basic, clinical or community-based research. Staffs are highly qualified and many have provided expertise to various national committees. Our Dental School is a referral centre for patients in the northern Thailand.
We have collaborative teaching and research links with universities in Europe, Australia and Japan. Faculty members are examiners for the Thai Dental Board Examination.
Philosophy of the programme
A focus of the programme is on the production of academic professionals who have in-depth
knowledge in oral health sciences and researchers who are capable of conducting high-quality
research as well as applying new knowledge in the direction suited for the development of the country. In addition, virtue, moral and creativity of the graduates are indeed concentrated.
This international graduate programme is classified as a research degree programme (Type 1), and is open to applicants who hold either a bachelor degree or a master degree. Students with a bachelor degree are required to fulfil a total of 72 credits for thesis work. Those with a master degree must earn a total of 48 credits for thesis work. A Ph.D. candidate is also required to publish his/her research paper(s) in recognized a technical journal.
Objectives of the programme are:
To generate high-level academic personnel, capable of conducting high-quality dental research, which leads to new knowledge in dentistry and the development of dental services.
To train students in the generic skills of scientific research i.e. experimental design, data analysis, literature survey, communication skills, teamwork and computer skills.
To train students in research methods and practice by performing well-supervised, high-quality research projects at the forefront of international science in well equipped laboratories.
The applicant must have completed :
1. A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Dentistry, and have received an honor or GPA greater than 3.25.
2. A master’s degree (or equivalent) in Dentistry, and have received GPA greater than 3.25.
3. With adequate proficiency in English (TOEFL 500 or equivalent)
To be in accordance with the Chiang Mai University Announcement on Admission in each academic year and also comprises the application form review and/or interview.
Oral Biology and Pathology, Diagnostic Sciences
Oral Cancer, Pain Control, Pulp Biology
Dental Public Health Oral Health Promotion, Preventive Dentistry,
Geriatric Dentistry, Dental Trauma, Diet and Nutrition
Advisor's Research areas
Well-equipped Laboratories, dental library and medical science library, on-line journal.
Formal application is obtainable by writing to:
The Admissions and General Enquiries Office
The Graduate School, Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: +66 53 944422
Fax: + 66 53 892231
A downloadable application form is available from here.
Assoc. Prof. Patcharawan Srisilapanan
Faculty of Dentistry
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand