Dental courses in Thailand?
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Question by thaiBullet: Dental courses in Thailand?
I am trying to find some dental courses in Thailand, in English language. The course is not for me, but a friend, and as such I have no medical background.
The course my friend is trying to find is in cosmetic dentistry, Implantology or Periodontics.
Grateful for any advice.
Answer by mystical pippin
It seems that dentistry is very popular in Thailand. I read somewhere that people come there from around the world specifically to have dental work done…..hmm interesting.
Here are some links I found:
This one is a clinic but offers educational training as well. Tell your friend to email or call them and request information about their training courses be sent to him.
This link will take you to Google Maps with locations of schools on the map. They seem to all be centered in and around Bangkok area. To the left of the map are the names of the schools, their addresses and even phone numbers:
This one is a dentristry forum where I’m sure he can ask for info regarding Thailand schools:
Here is the link to the Google query page. All I did was type in “dental education in Thailand” and I got all the ones above and a lot more. check them out.
This was just some general info I found and copied for you about the different area’s in dentistry and the requirements for dental education and licensing in Thailand.
Dental Qualification and Accreditation profiles of dental practices in Thailand
Dental education in Thailand comprises of a six year course in one of Thailand’s 8 governmental dental universities or 1 private university. Following graduation, dentists are required to spend 3 years in the public dental system before they can practice independently.
Thailand offers specialization in 10 areas of dentistry.
Governing Bodies and Professional Associations
Thai Dental Council – All dentists are registered with the council which is responsible for governing the education standards and monitoring the practices in Thailand
Dental Association of Thailand – A professional association for dentists in Thailand to protect their interests and practices.
Professional associations based on specializations – These offer continuing education courses and information for upgrading the practices of their respective specialists. They include:
?Thai Association of Orthodontists
?Thai Prosthodontics Association
?The Thai Operative Dental Society
?The Thai Prosthodontics Association
?The Thai Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
International memberships – Dentists can also have international memberships such as with the American Operative Dentistry Society
Most dental clinics have ISO 9001:2000 Certification,
United Kingdom Accreditation UKAS,
the Swiss Accreditation SAS, which is proof of the high standard of medical service and strict sterilisation processes followed in Thailand.
What are the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments offered in Thailand?
Some of the most popular procedures offered by the cosmetic dental clinics in Thailand include:
?Dental Laser surgery
?Laser Tooth Whitening
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