Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (D.D.S.)

(2023 Revised Program)


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Duration of study:

(as per curriculum)

6 Years


Degree level:

Bachelor’s degree

Name of Degree:

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

Language of instruction:


Number of Credits:

230 credits


To produce dental graduates who possess:

  1. Sufficient fundamental professional knowledge for both public dental health practice and general dental practice, while adhering to professional laws.
  2. A positive attitude towards the profession, a sense of social responsibility, ethics, and professional integrity.
  3. Basic professional skills in comprehensive patient care adaptable to changing times, including health promotion and prevention of oral diseases, history taking, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment, and clinical procedures based on patient information and scientific evidence.
  4. skills in community and social engagement, including teamwork, and management, considering physical, mental, social, and cultural differences at both individual and community levels, ability to adapt and problem-solve in response to changing contexts.
  5. Continuous self-improvement in knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become valuable individuals in society, capable of researching, keeping pace with rapidly changing technology, thinking critically, conducting research, pursuing advanced education, and self-learning in the future.

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The curriculum ensures that teaching, learning, and assessment align with the professional competency standards of the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University and the Dental Council of Thailand.


Professionalism, ethics, morality, and comprehensive patient care are integrated into the curriculum, emphasizing professional values throughout the program.


The curriculum employs interactive teaching and learning methods, such as problem-based learning and case-based learning, to foster analytical thinking and continuous self-directed learning.


The curriculum design varies across different academic years. Years 1-3 focus on problem-based learning, while clinical years emphasize case-based learning.


The content of the curriculum is highly integrated and well-structured.


There is a wide range of elective courses available to allow students to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of interest before graduation.


The assessment of student performance and the curriculum align with the professional competencies defined by the Dental Council of Thailand and the desired attributes of Chulalongkorn University graduates.

Desired Attributes of Graduates

The desirable attributes of Chulalongkorn University graduates, who are considered valuable global citizens,  are composed of 9 components and 14 points, as follows:

  1. Knowledgeable (Throughout and Profound)
  2. Ethical (Have Moral and Ethical Values)
  3. Critical Thinking Skills (Ability to Think Rationally, Creatively, and Problem-Solve)
  4. Professional Skills (Professional, Communication, Information Technology, Mathematical and Statistical, Management Skills)
  5. Lifelong Learning (Desire to Learn and Learn How to Learn)
  6. Leadership
  7. Well-being
  8. Volunteerism and Public Consciousness
  9. Maintaining Thai Identity in the Globalization Trend

For the desired graduate attributes of this program, prominent characteristics include:

  • Meeting the criteria set by the Dental Council.
  • Possessing knowledge and professional competencies.
  • Proficiency in theoretical knowledge and its application.
  • Proficiency in dental science and basic life and health-related sciences.
  • Ability to research and keep abreast of academic and technological advancements, societal changes.
  • Adapting these advancements to dental professional practice to provide appropriate oral health services.
  • Having potential for further research and higher education.
  • Demonstrating ethics and morality, being suitable for oneself, service recipients, and colleagues.
  • Taking social responsibility while adhering to professional ethics.

Collaboration with other institutions

Internal collaboration within Chulalongkorn University, such as other faculties that offer courses in general education (gen-ed) and elective subjects.

Outside collaboration includes:

  • Ministry of Public Health – students can undergo practical training in affiliated hospitals within Bangkok.
  • Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) – students can engage in practical training at schools and healthcare centers.
  • Ministry of Defense – students can participate in practical training at affiliated military hospitals.
  • Ministry of Education – students can gain practical experience through training at affiliated schools.
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Career Opportunities After Graduation

  • Dentist in government and private hospitals/clinics/organizations
  • Lecturer in government and private higher education institutions
  • Establishing a dental business

Teaching Facilities


Specialized subjects are taught within the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, and clinical practice is carried out at The Dental Hospital, the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University.


  • Clinical training is provided in affiliated hospitals under the Ministry of Public Health
  • Clinical training is provided in schools, community health centers, and hospitals under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  • Clinical training is provided in affiliated hospitals under the Ministry of Defense
  • Clinical training is provided in schools under the Ministry of Education

Course structure

Number of credits
230 credits
Consisting of
General Subjects
30 credits
Social Science
3 credits
3 credits
Science and Mathematics
3 credits
Allied Science
3 credits
Foreign Languages
12 credits
Special Group of General Educations
6 credits
Specialized Subjects
194 credits
Basic Profession Courses and Profession Courses
186 credits
Required electives
8 credits
Free electives
6 credits


Round 1: Portfolio

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Round 2: Quota

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  1. Admissions for Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary School Students
  2. Admissions for Chula-Rural Project Scholarship

Round 3: Direct Admissions in collaboration with the Consortium of Thai Medical Schools (COTMES)

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Academic Services

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

34 Henri-Dunant Road,
Wangmai, Patumwan,
Bangkok, 10330

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