Program details

Master of Science Program in Oral Medicine

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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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Total credits:

39 credits


  • Instructed by experienced and proficient faculty members specialized in the field of Oral Medicine.
  • Provided clinical training and research experience in the field of Oral Medicine.

Program Overview

This program aims to provide students with comprehensive understanding in theoretical as well as clinical aspects, enabling them to effectively apply their expertise in the treatment and management of patients in the field of Oral Medicine. The curriculum undergoes continuous enhancement and refinement to stay abreast of the current academic progressions.

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This Master of Science Program in Oral Medicine is the first of its kind in Thailand and is distinguished by its emphasis on a comprehensive approach to education. The program is designed to equip students with a blend of theoretical understanding and practical clinical skills, facilitated by esteemed faculty members renowned in the field of Oral Medicine. Additionally, the program benefits from a robust infrastructure tailored for advanced-level teaching and research.

Message from the director

Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry associated with the examination, diagnosis, and management of patients with soft tissue diseases in the oral cavity, oral potentially malignant disorders, and orofacial pain. Optimal oral and dental care for patients with systemic conditions also fall within the scope of Oral Medicine. Presently, there remains a scarcity of specialized dentists in this field, failing to meet societal demands. To address this gap, the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University offers a range of programs tailored to meet student needs and cultivate graduates with expertise in Oral Medicine. These programs aim to foster advanced research and knowledge development in Oral Medicine on both national and international levels. Additionally, they strive to instill high standards of quality, ethics, and professionalism among students. There are three main programs available:
– Master of Science Program in Oral Medicine: This two-year program focuses on the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with Oral Medicine conditions.
– Higher Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sciences Program in Oral Medicine (International Program): This three-year program also includes education and training in Oral Pathology and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
– Residency Training Program in Oral Diagnostic Sciences: This three-year program enables graduates to pursue a career in General Dentistry with specialized knowledge in Oral Diagnosis.
The Department of Oral Medicine has a team of highly qualified faculty members and top-notch facilities for both teaching and research purposes. It also serves as a regional referral hub for patients, aligning with the goals set forth by each program.

รศ.ทญ.ดร.พรพรรณ Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University
Assoc. Prof. Pornpan Piboonratanakit

Head, Department of Oral Medicine

Career Path Advice

  • Professors/academics in educational institutions or healthcare organizations related to dentistry, particularly in the field of Oral Medicine.
  • Specialized dentists in Oral Medicine working in hospitals or healthcare organizations, both in the public and private sectors.

Course Details

Course Structure

  • แผน ก แบบ ก2
39 หน่วยกิต
27 หน่วยกิต
25 หน่วยกิต
2 หน่วยกิต
12 หน่วยกิต

Course Plan

  • 2 ปี 4 ภาคการศึกษา

Academic Calendar

ภาคการศึกษาที่ 1
เริ่มประมาณต้นเดือนสิงหาคมถึงต้นเดือนธันวาคม (ตามประกาศภาคการศึกษาของจุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย)
ภาคการศึกษาที่ 2


Master of Science Program in Oral Medicine

  • Period of Admission: September 4, 2023 – November 15, 2023

Procedure of admission

  1. Please read and following procedure of admission
    Thai version:
    English version:
  2. Application documents must copy to pdf files or image files
  3. Fill Application Form and Upload Application documents
  4. Pay the application fee and upload pay-in slip
  5. Staff sent confirmation email of application within 5 workdays

For further information pertaining to applicant’s qualifications, please contact

Assoc. Prof. Chanwit Prapinjumrune, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department of Oral Medicine,
08.30 am – 04.00 pm 
17th Floor, Borommanard Srinakarin Building 

  • Tel. (+66) 0 2218 8942, 0 2218 8940, 0 2218 8937

Tuition Fees

ภาคการศึกษาละ 48,000 บาท

Student Research

  1. Saengprasittichok N, Sucharitakul J, Matangkasombut O, Prapinjumrune C. Effect of fluocinolone acetonide (0.1%) treatment in oral lichen planus patients on salivary lactoferrin levels and Candida colonization: a prospective study. BMC Oral Health 2022;22(58). DOI:10.1186/s12903-022-02096-3
  2. Pariyawathee S, Phattarataratip E, Thongprasom K. CD146 expression in oral lichen planus and oral cancer. Clin Oral Investig. 2020 Jan;24(1):325-332. DOI:10.1007/s00784-019-02871-7. Epub 2019 May 17. PMID: 31102047.
  3. Yiemstan S, Krisdapong S, Piboonratanakit P. Association between clinical signs of oral lichen planus and oral health-related quality of life: A preliminary study. Dent. J. October 2020;8(4): Article number 113 DOI:10.3390/dj8040113
  4. Srisuntorn P, Bhalang K, Arirachakaran P. HPMC Based Mucoadhesive for Delivery of Triamcinolone Acetonide: Mucoadhesion and Drug Release Properties, An In Vitro Study. J Dent Assoc Thai. April 2018;68(2):121-131.
  5. Amnuaiphanit P, Piboonratanakit P, Dhanuthai K, Mahanonda R, Kamolratanakul P. CD103+ Tissue Resident Memory T Cells in Oral Lichen Planus. The 16th National Scientific Conference of The Dental Faculty Consortium of Thailand. Songkhla, Thailand. 18-20 July 2018:248-253
  6. Prucktrakul C, Youngnak-Piboonratanakit P, Kanjanabuch P, Prueksrisakul T, Thongprasom K. Oral lichenoid lesions and serum antinuclear antibodies in Thai patients. J Oral Pathol Med. 2015 Jul;44(6):468-74. doi: 10.1111/jop.12257. Epub 2014 Sep 12. PMID: 25213373.
  7. วรางคณา   ยรรยงเกษมสุข, ประทานพร   อารีราชการัณย์, ชาญวิทย์   ประพิณจำรูญ. ความสัมพันธ์ของทันตสุขศึกษากับการพบราแคนดิดาในช่องปากของผู้ป่วยโรคไลเคนแพลนัสที่ได้รับการรักษาด้วยยาฟลูโอซิโนโลน อะเซทโทไนด์ ความเข้มข้นร้อยละ 0.1. รายงานการประชุมวิชาการของการประชุมวิชาการเสนอผลงานวิจัยระดับบัณฑิตศึกษา มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น ครั้งที่ 15 2557: 1216-1223.
  8. Nakpipat P, Piboonratanakit P, Prapinjumrune C, Kanjanabut P, Singkharothi K, Subbalekha K, Azuma M. Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in oral lichen planus. Proceeding of the 3rd BMB International Conference on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2011: 10-13.
  9. Youngnak-Piboonratanakit P, Dhanuthai K, Thongprasom K, Luckprom P, Sarideechaigul W, Luangjarmekorn L, Azuma M. Expression of IFN-gamma before and after treatment of oral lichen planus with 0.1% fluocinolone acetonide in orabase.J Oral Pathol Med. 2009 Oct;38(9):689-94.
  10. Bhalang K, Suesuwan A, Dhanuthai K, Sannikorn P, Luangjarmekorn L, Swasdison S. The application of acetic acid in the detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008 Sep;106(3):371-6.
  11. Thongprasom K, Dhanuthai K, Sarideechaigul W, Chaiyarit P, Chaimusig M. Expression of TNF – α   in oral lichen planus treated with fluocinolone acetonide 0.1%. J Oral Pathol Med 2006, 35: 161-6.
  12. Klanrit P, Thongprasom K, Rojanawatsirivej S, Theamboonlers A, Poovorawan Y. Hepatitis C virus infection in Thai patients with oral lichen planus. Oral Dis. 2003 Nov;9(6):292-7. DOI:10.1034/j.1601-0825.2003.00955.x. PMID: 14629329.


Department of Oral Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

17th Floor, Borommanard Srinakarin Building,
34 Henri-Dunant Road,
Wangmai, Patumwan,
Bangkok, 10330,

  • Tel. +66 2218 8942