Program details

Master of Science Program in Periodontics

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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Language of instruction:

Thai, English

Total credits:

42 credits


  • The curriculum is accredited by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA)
  • Faculty members with extensive experience and expertise
  • High-quality research and collaborations with both national and international institutions
  • Extensive and comprehensive clinical training program in periodontics and implantology

Course Background

Previously, education in periodontology was managed by the Department of Oral Medicine, under the leadership of Assistant Professor Dr. Waraporn Buathongsri. Therefore, there were individuals with expertise in oral medicine and periodontology within the department. Separating these two disciplines into two distinct departments was seen as a way to improve management and organization, which would in turn enabling the advancement of graduate-level education and research in each field. Consequently, this vision of Assistant Professor Dr. Waraporn led to the establishment of the Department of Periodontology in 1974.

Initially, the Department of Periodontology focused on undergraduate teaching, with an annual admission of only two students into the Graduate Diploma program. Later on, this number was increased to five students. The curriculum of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Science Program in Dentistry (Periodontology) was revised and introduced in 1985. Then, in 1991, the Master of Science program in Periodontics was launched, led to an increase in research activities of the department.

In 2002, the department had further broadened its academic by introducing the Higher Graduate Diploma program to extend the Master of Science program by an additional year. Additionally, Residency training program in Periodontology was established to equip graduates with the necessary qualifications to pass an exam and become specialists recognized by the Dental Council. These improvements aimed to enhance the quality of education and research within the department.

Throughout its evolution, the Department of Periodontology has remained committed to modernize its teaching approaches and curriculum. This commitment ensures that students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels receive the maximize benefits for their education.

Principles and Rationale

Nowadays, people’s quality of life has improved, and there is a growing interest in oral health. This has led to the corresponding demand for higher standard oral health care services. Consequently, dentists are expecting to possess a broader range of knowledge, expertise, and specialized skills. Our institution is committed training professionals in dentistry, especially in the area of periodontology, to serve these needs. We aim to equip students with specialized skills and to foster research that will guide the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, particularly periodontal diseases that are a major cause of tooth loss.

In Thailand, access to high-level periodontal care for severe and complex periodontal diseases remains limited, and there is a notable scarcity of professional specialized in this field. Additionally, there is a need for the development of new knowledge in this area. Therefore, our curriculum is strategically designed to alignment with the philosophy/vision of Chulalongkorn University, focusing on learning outcomes and enabling students to choose courses according to their interests. This approach aims to cultivate graduates in periodontology, who are not only adept in their field but are also ethical, academically excellent, and prepared for lifelong learning, and to conduct research on the causes, progression, treatment, and prevention of periodontal diseases.

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Faculty members with experience and expertise in patient care and research:

The faculty members teaching in the graduate program are highly qualified in the field of periodontology. They hold approved certificates or diplomas in periodontology or have completed their doctoral studies. The ratio of faculty members to students is appropriate, with a ratio of 1:1.5.



The Department of Periodontology is well-equipped to support the research work of graduate students. There are faculty members who specialize in research in the field of periodontology and implant dentistry, serving as advisors. Additionally, there are modern research facilities available at specialized centers for periodontal and implant-related diseases, as well as a center for oral biotechnology research. As a result, the research conducted by the department is widely recognized and has been published in both national and international academic journals consistently.


Clinical Work:

Graduate students in the periodontology program have the opportunity to plan and carry out diverse treatments in both surgical and non-surgical periodontal care. This includes procedures such as regeneration, root coverage, and crown lengthening, as well as various surgeries related to implant dentistry, such as free gingival graft, ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation, and implant placement. The clinical facilities for periodontology graduates are well-equipped with state-of-the-art instruments, and experienced dental assistants are available to ensure smooth workflow for the students.


Perio Research Clusters Collaborations Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University

Professor Isao Ishikawa, Tokyo Women’s Medical University


  • งานวิจัยตีพิมพ์เรื่อง :  In vivo periodontium formation around titanium implants using periodontal ligament cell sheet. Washio K, Tsutsumi Y, Tsumanuma Y, Yano K, Srithanyarat SS, Takagi R, Ichinose S, Meinzer W, Yamato M, Okano T, Hanawa T, Ishikawa I. Tissue Eng Part A. 2018;24(15-16): 1273-1282.
  • Patent: Title: Complex of implant and cultured periodontal ligament cell sheet, method for manufacturing the same, and method for using the same Patent No. US 10,603,410 B2 Date of Patent: 31.03.2020  Applicant: Washio Kaoru, et al. Role: Inventor


  • Comparison of the Stem Cell Characteristics among Periodontium-Derived Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. (Prof. Isao Ishikawa)
  • Creation of Novel Periodontal Tissue Bearing Dental Implant: New formation of cementum around dental implants (Prof.Ishikawa, Dr.Kengo Iwasaki)

Professor Dean Morton, Indiana University School of Dentistry


  • Clinician assessments and patient perspectives of single-tooth implant restorations in the esthetic zone of the maxilla: A systematic review. Arunyanak SP, Pollini A, Ntounis A, Morton D.J Prosthet Dent. 2017 Jul;118(1):10-17.

Prof. Toshiyuki Nagasawa, Health Science University of Hokkaido


  • Measurement of IgG antibody against bacterial peptides for the differential diagnosis of  Behçet’s disease from the other oral and ocular diseases in Thailand

Associate Professor Dr.Nikos Mattheos, ITI research grant


  • P4 medicine in peri-implant disease: predicting peri-implantitis treatment outcomes by clinical, microbiome, and host transcriptome profiling

United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs


  • Construction of the Forensic Microbiome Database with Enhanced Geosourcing Name of co-research or advisor = Lauren Brinkac Institution J. Craig Venter Institute, USA 2018

Professor Hom-Lay Wang, University of Michigan


Professor Drew Weissman and Assistant Professor Norbert Pardi, University of Pennsylvania, US


  • Patent Title: The Use of Growth Factor-Encoding Nucleoside-Modified mRNA for Periodontal Tissue and Bone Regeneration

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Study, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University


  • Charupinijkul A, Arunyanak S, Rattanasiri S, Vathesatogkit P, Thienpramuk L, Lertpimonchai A. The effect of obesity on periodontitis progression: the 10-year retrospective cohort study. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2021 Jan;26(1):535-42.
  • Tuntrakul S, Sutthiboonyapan P, Vathesatogkit P, Udomsak A, Tavedhikul K, Lertpimonchai A. Self-awareness of Individuals with Severe Periodontitis in Thai Adults. JDAT-DFCT (Supplement Issue). 2021:19-28.
  • Suwanprasit W, Lertpimonchai A, Thienpramuk L, Vathesatogkit P, Sritara P, Tamsailom S. Metabolic syndrome and severe periodontitis were associated in Thai adults: A cross‐sectional study. Journal of Periodontology. 2021 Oct;92(10):1420-9.
  • Chansawang K, Lertpimonchai A, Siripaiboonpong N, Thienpramuk L, Vathesatogkit P, Limpijankit T, Charatkulangkun O. The severity and extent of periodontitis is associated with cardio-ankle vascular index, a novel arterial stiffness parameter. Clinical Oral Investigations. 2021 Jun;25(6):3487-95.
  • Tiensripojamarn N, Lertpimonchai A, Tavedhikul K, Udomsak A, Vathesatogkit P, Sritara P, Charatkulangkun O. Periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular diseases: A 13‐year study. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2021 Mar;48(3):348-56.
  • Niramitchainon C, Mongkornkarn S, Sritara C, Lertpimonchai A, Udomsak A. Trabecular bone score, a new bone quality index, is associated with severe periodontitis. Journal of Periodontology. 2020 Oct;91(10):1264-73.
  • Mongkornkarn S, Suthasinekul R, Sritara C, Lertpimonchai A, Tamsailom S, Udomsak A. Significant association between skeletal bone mineral density and moderate to severe periodontitis in fair oral hygiene individuals. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry. 2019 Nov;10(4):e12441.
  • Suthasinekul R, Mongkornkarn S, Sritara C, Lertpimonchai A, Tamsailom S, Udomsak A. Association of Skeletal Bone Mineral Density and Periodontitis in Postmenopausal Women of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Journal of the dental association of Thailand. 2019:312-323.
  • Lertpimonchai A, Rattanasiri S, Tamsailom S, Champaiboon C, Ingsathit A, Kitiyakara C, Limpianunchai A, Attia J, Sritara P, Thakkinstian A. Periodontitis as the risk factor of chronic kidney disease: Mediation analysis. Journal of clinical periodontology. 2019 Jun;46(6):631-9.

Career Path Advice

  • Faculty members/academics in educational institutions or healthcare organizations related to dentistry.
  • Specialist dentists in the field of periodontology working in both public and private healthcare facilities.
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Course Details

Curriculum Structure

  • Duration of the Course: 2 years (4 semester)
  • Study Plan: Plan A A2


Total credits:
42 credits
30 credits
Required courses:
22 credits
Elective courses:
1 credit
Clinical Practice courses:
7 credits
12 credits

Academic Calendar:

First Semester:
August – December
Second Semester:
January – May


Master of Science Program in Periodontics

  • Period of Admission: September 4, 2023 – November 17, 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

Miss.Prapus Varin
Department of Periodontology,
Floor 18 Boromnajsrinakharindra Building

Admission in Graduate Studies (1st Semester Academic year 2024)

Application period is September 4 through November 17, 2023
Subject Test
Date and Time (Bangkok time)
1. Written examination
  • Periodontal knowledge
  • Research knowledge
  • Critically interpreting research article in English
December 4, 2023
(Time 9.00 – 12.00 AM.)
Board of Directors Meeting Room, Faculty of Dentistry Boromnajsrinakharindra Building, Floor 18 Faculty of Dentistry Chulalongkorn University
2. Interview
December 13, 2023
(Time 13.00 – 16.00 PM.)
Meeting Room, Department of Periodontology Boromnajsrinakharindra Building, Floor 18 Faculty of Dentistry Chulalongkorn University

Qualification of Applicants

  1. Possession of a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from an institutuion accredited by the Ministry of Education and/or the Dental Council of Thailand.
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPAX) of 2.50.
  3. Valid dental license permitted in Thailand.
  4. A minimum of one year of professional experience in dental practice.
  5. The Program Administrative Committee has reviewed and determined that the applicant is eligible for admission.

Application document requirements

  1. A copy of identity card or official government identification (signed by the applicant).
  2. A certified copy of degree certificate and academic transcript, indicating completing of a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University accredited by the Ministry of Education and/or the Dental Council of Thailand, and any higher degree(s) in dentistry (signed by the applicant).
  3. Proof of English language proficiency through official test scores that meet the program’s minimum requirement:
    • CU-TEP 45 or above
    • TOEFL (Institutional Test Program: ITP) 450 or above
    • TOEFL (Internet-based Test: iBT) 45 or above
    • IELTS 4.0 or above
    • Test scores must not exceed more than 2 years from the report date to the announcement of exam results. The test scores must be valid for at least 2 months after submission, to be approved by the Faculty Executive Committee.
  4. A certified copy of dental license permit (signed by the applicant).
  5. At least one reference letter attesting the applicant’s dental practice experience.
  6. A letter from original affiliation (institution or hospital) authorizing study leave or participation in the program.
  • All applicants must add Line group PerioCU or by clicking at for communication during the application process
  • For further inquiries: Tel. 02-2188849-50 (Khun Prapus Varin)
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Tuition Fees

1st and 2nd Semester
48,000 Baht/semester
Summer Semester
12,000 Baht/semester

Student Research

Perio Research Publications Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University

Rattanathammatada  W, Sa-Ard-Iam  N,Rerkyen  P, Champaiboon  C, Pichyangkul  S, Mahanonda  R. A Flow Cytometric Analysis of B Cell Profile in Healthy and Periodontal Disease Tissues. รายงานสืบเนื่องจากการประชุมเสนอผลงานวิจัย ระดับบัณฑิตศึกษาแห่งชาติ ครั้งที่ 28 ประจำปี 2556 มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ วิทยาเขตสุวรรณภูมิ หน้าที่ 304-310.

ทพญ.คีนนา ตันติกุล MISS KEENNA  TANTIKUL
Keenna Tantikul, Dr.Kanokwan Nisapakultorn. Comparison between the Intraoral Radiographs and the Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for periodontal assessment. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการเสนอผลงานวิจัย ระดับบัณฑิตศึกษา ครั้งที่ 15 ประจำปี 2557 มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น หน้าที่ 1165-1174.

ทพญ.สรัญญา ธาวนพงษ์ MISS SARANYA  THAWANAPHONG
Thawanaphong  S, Sa-Ard-Iam  N, Mahanonda  R. Antigen-specificity of Plasma Cells in Periodontitis Lesions. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการเสนอผลงานวิจัย ระดับบัณฑิตศึกษาแห่งชาติ ครั้งที่ 34 ประจำปี 2558 มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น หน้าที่ 1205 – 1212.

ทพ.อาสาฬห์  ยงยุทธ MR. ARSARN  YONGYUTH
Yongyuth  A, Sa-Ard-Iam  N, Champaiboon  C, Mahanonda  R. CD103+ Resident Memory T Cells in Periodontitis Lesions. รายงานสืบเนื่องจากการประชุมวิชาการประจำปี 2558 ราชวิทยาลัยทันตแพทย์แห่งประเทศ หน้าที่ 51-58.

ทพญ.เมธิยา  นิมิตรปัญญา MISS METHIYA  NIMITPANYA
Methiya Nimitpanya, Dr.Kanokwan Nisapakultorn. Comparison between Intraoral Radiography (IOR) and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for Furcation Assessment and Treatment Decision. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการเสนอผลงานวิจัย ระดับบัณฑิตศึกษาแห่งชาติ ครั้งที่ 34 ประจำปี 2558 มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น หน้าที่ 1258-1265.

ทพญ.ดิษยวดี เกตุทัต MISS DISSAYAWADEE  KATUDAT
Katudat  D, Torrungruang  K and Mahanonda  R. Association between Chronic Periodontitis and Serum sST2, Cardiac Biomarker, in a Thai Population. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการ ระดับชาติ มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต ประจําปี 2559 (RSU National Research Conference 2016) หน้าที่ 100 – 108. 
ได้รับรางวัลชนะเลิศ Best Paper Award จากงานประชุมวิชาการ ประจำปี 2559

ทพญ.เบญจรัตน์  อิสระพิทักษ์กุล  MISS BENJARAT  ISARAPHITHAKKUL
Isaraphithakkul  B, Sa-Ard-Iam  N, Rerkyen  P, Mahanonda R. Expression of inflammatory mediators in CD103+ and CD103- T cells isolated from periodontitis tissues: a pilot study. รายงานสืบเนื่องจากการประชุมวิชาการประจำปี 2560 ราชวิทยาลัยทันตแพทย์แห่งประเทศไทย หน้าที่ 71-77.

ทพญ.มนัสนันท์  ชูสิริ MISS MANUTSANUN CHOOSIRI
Choosiri M, S.Srithanyarat S. Comparison of the Stem Cell Characteristics among Periodontium-derived Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการเสนอผลงานวิจัยระดับบัณฑิตศึกษาแห่งชาติ ครั้งที่ 20 ประจำปี 2562 ณ อาคารพจน์ สารสิน มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น หน้าที่ 1388-1399.
ได้รับรางวัลการนำเสนอผลงานวิจัยระดับบัณฑิตศึกษา ระดับดีเด่น แบบโปสเตอร์(Poster Presentation) ระดับปริญญาโท กลุ่มวิทยาศาสตร์สุขภาพ ประจำปี 2562

ทพญ.พลอยศิริ  รัศมี MISS PLOYSIRI RASSAMEE
Ploysiri Rassamee, Kitti Torrungruang and Rangsini Mahanonda. Association between periodontitis and hypertension among a group of Thai adults. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมวิชาการระดับชาติ มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต ประจำปี 2562 วันที่ 26 เมษายน 2562 ณ อาคารพระพิฆเณศ (STUDENT CENTER) (อาคาร 6) มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต หน้า 18-29

ทพ.ธีระภัทร์   สุริแสง MR. THEERAPHAT SURISAENG
Theeraphat Surisaeng, Rangsini Mahanonda, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam, Pimprapa Rerkyen TheerapatChanamuangkon and Chantrakorn Champaiboon. The use of modified mRNA encoding platelet-derived growth factor-BB as an innovation in periodontal regeneration. Proceedings of The 5th RSU International Research Conference on Science and Technology, Social Science, and Humanities 2020. (Online Conference) Friday 1 sd May 2020. Rangsit University (Thailand) : pp.232-239

ทพ.พรหมภัคกร กุลธนอมรดิษฐ์ MR. PROMPHAKKON KULTHANAAMONDHITA
Promphakkon Kulthanaamondhita, Chantrakorn Champaiboon1, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam,  Pimprapa Rerkyen, Theeraphat Chanamuangkon and Rangsini Mahanonda. Utilization of modified mRNA encoding bone morphogenetic protein-2 for periodontal regeneration: an in vitro study. Proceedings of The 5th RSU International Research Conference on Science and Technology, Social Science, and Humanities 2020. (Online Conference) Friday 1 sd May 2020. Rangsit University (Thailand) : pp.95-102

ทพญ.พรรณ พงษ์เสฐียร MISS PHAN BHONGSATIERN
Phan Bhongsatiern, Rangsini Mahanonda, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam, Theeraphat Chanamuangkon and Wichaya Wisitrasameewong. Protein expression after delivery of mRNA encoding PDGF-BB into rat gingiva: A Pilot Study. รายงานสืบเนื่องการประชุมนำเสนอผลงานวิจัยบัณฑิตศึกษาระดับชาติ ครั้งที่ 15 ประจำปีการศึกษา 2563 ณ ห้องประชุม 1-801 ชั้น 1 อาคารอาทิตย์ อุไรรัตน์ (อาคาร 1) วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 13 สิงหาคม 2563 ณ มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต. หน้าที่ 2748-2756

ทพ.จิรวิชญ์  อินทยาท MR. JIRAWIT INTHAYAT
Inthayat J, Petcharat P, Sa-Ard-Iam N, Srithanyarat S. Effects of supra-crestal gingival connective tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells on cytokine production of macrophages in direct cell-cell contact condition. Proceedings of The 52nd National Graduate Research Conference (Virtual Online Conference). Burapha University Chon Buri (Thailand).  May 28, 2021:pp.1248-1258

ทพ.จงฮั่น ใช่ MR. JONGHANN CHAI
 Chai J, Siripaiboonpong N, Lertpimonchai A, Champaiboon C.  linical Outcomes of Implantoplasty in the Treatment of Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review.  Proceedings of The 52nd National Graduate Research Conference (Virtual Online Conference), Burapha University Chon Buri (Thailand). May 28, 2021:pp.1315-1324

ทพญ. มานา นราธิปกร MISS MANA  NARATIPPAKORN
Naratippakorn M, Champaiboon C, Sa-Ard-Iam N, Meekhantong P, Sirakittiworapong J, Rerkyen P, Chanamuangkon T, Thongnuek P, Watchararot T,  Mahanonda R. Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Protein in mRNA-Transfected Human Periodontal Ligament Cells. Proceedings of The 7th RSU International Research Conference 2022 [ONLINE]. Rangsit University (Thailand). APRIL 29, 2022:pp. 226-235


Department of Periodontology

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

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34 Henri-Dunant Road,
Wangmai, Patumwan,
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