» Community Dentistry

The Department of community dentistry is responsible for teaching undergraduate subjects of oral health promotion and prevention of oral diseases, as well as, other basic subjects in dental public health such as; oral epidemiology, dental public health administration, health economics ,etc. The department focuses on the up-to-date concepts, knowledge, and technology in concordance to their practical application to dental public health activities and researches within the context of Thailand. 

Staff List

Wilaiporn Sutunchainon, Dr. (Head of department)
D.D.S., M.Ed.(Educational Technology)
Ph.D (Educational Communications and Technology)
email: wilaipor@kku.ac.th

 Waranuch Pitiphat, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
D.D.S., M.P.H.M.,
M.Sc. (Epidemiology)
Sc.D (Epidemiology)
Cert. in Dental Public Health
Cert. in Oral Epidemiology
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health
email: waranuch@kku.ac.th 

Wilawan Weraarchakul, Assoc. Prof.
D.D.S., M.P.H.
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health
email: wilwee@kku.ac.th

Subin Puasiri, Asst. Prof.
D.D.S., M.P.H.
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health
email: subin@kku.ac.th

Warawat Khajornratanawanich, Asst. Prof. Dr.
D.D.S., B.P.A., LL.B., M.P.A.
email: warkha@kku.ac.th

Nusara Poomat, Asst. Prof.
D.D.S., M.Sc.
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health
email: nusara@kku.ac.th

Piyachat Pacharanuchat, Asst. Prof. Dr.
D.D.S., M.Sc.
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health

Rajda Chaichit, Dr.
D.D.S., M.Sc.
Diplomate Thai Board of Dental Public Health
email: rajda_5@hotmail.com

Araya Pisek, Assits. Prof.
email: arayapisek_aoo@hotmail.com



Author Title of article Title of journal Issue
W Pitiphat Evaluation of latex examination gloves for dental use J Dent Assoc Thai. 2001 Jan, 51(2): 85-91
W Weraarchakul Oral Health Status and Health Behaviors among the Elderly Persons in Khon Kaen Province Khon Kaen Research Journal. 2001 Jan, 2( ? ): 25-30
Chatchaiwiwatana S Antibacterial Effectiveness of 25% Sodium Hypochlorine and 2% Chlorhexidine on Enterococcus faecalis 2004 Journal of the Dental Association of Thailand. 2004 Jan 54( ? ): 47-55
Pitiphat W A critical role for forensic odontology in disaster victim identification: the tsunami aftermath in Thailand. CM Dent J. Jan-June, 2006, 27(1): 17-24
Waranuch Pitiphat Factors associated with breast self-examination among Thai women living in rural areas in Northeastern Thailand Journal of Medical Association of Thailand. Dec, 2009, 92(Suppl7): S29-35
Pitiphat W Letter to the editor Int J Cancer. 2001 Feb 15(91): 4
Pitiphat W Thickness of Palatal masticatory mucosa associated with age J Periodontol 2001 Oct 72(10): 1407-1412
Pitiphat W Factors associated with delay in the diagnosis of oral cancer J Dent Res. 2002 Mar 81(3): 192-7
Pitiphat W Oral hygiene practices and periodontitis in health care professionals J Periodontol. 2002 May 73(5): 531-5
Pitiphat W The association between maternal periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes among poor Chilean women J Dent Res. 2002 Sep-Aug 81(8): 516-7
Pitiphat W Validation of self-reported oral health measures J Public Health Dent. 2002 Jan 62(2): 122-8
Pitiphat W Validation of self-reported periodontal measures among health professionals J Public Health Dent. 2002 Jan 62(2): 115-21
Pitiphat W Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs): an aid to assess confounding in dental research Community Dent Oral Epidemiol . 2002 Dec 30(6): 399-404
Pitiphat W Alcohol consumption increases periodontitis risk J Dent Res. 2003 Jul 82(7): 509-13
Pitiphat W Increased physical activity decreases periodontitis risk in men Eur J Epidemiol. 2003 Sep 18(9): 891-8
Pitiphat W Insulin-like growth factor II receptor gene-167 genotype increases the risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma in humans Cancer Research. 2003 Jan 63(2): 296-7
Pitiphat W A prospective study of social support, anger expression and risk of periodontitis in men J Am Dent Assoc. 2003 Dec 134(12): 1591-6
Pitiphat W Use of pre-existing radiographs for assessing periodontal disease in epidemiologic studies J Public Health Dent. 2004 Feb 64(4): 223-30
Pitiphat W Can non-standardized bitewing radiographs be used to assess periodontitis in epidemiologic studies? Comm Dent Oral Epi. 2004 Sep-Aug 32(4): 271-6
Pitiphat W Response to letter to Editor J Am Dent Assoc. 2004 Apr 135(4): 409-10
Pitiphat W The usefulness of using Ramfjord teeth in predicting periodontal status of a Tanzanian adult population J Clin Perio. 2004 Jan 31(1): 16-18
Pitiphat W Plasma C-Reactive Protein in Early Pregnancy and Preterm Delivery Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Dec 161(11): 1108-1113
Pitiphat W Scoring system for monitoring oral lichenoid lesions: a preliminary study Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2005 Jun 99(6): 696-703
Pitiphat W The effect of a new toothpaste containing potassium nitrate and triclosan on gingival health, plaque formation and dentine hypersensitivity J Clin Periodontol. 2005 Jan 32(1): 53-8
Pitiphat W Periodontitis and Plasma C-reactive Protein during Pregnancy J Periodontol. 2006 May 77(5): 821-5
Pitiphat W Whole Grain and Fiber Intake and Periodontitis Risk in Men Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun 83(6): 1395-400
Pitiphat W Inhibitory effect of Streblus asper leaf-extract on adhesion of Candida albicans to denture acrylic J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Jul 106(3): 414-7
Pitiphat W Clinical and microbiological effects of subgingival irrigation with Streblus asper leaf extract in chronic periodontitis Journal of Clinical Dentistry. 2006 Jul-Sep 17(3): 67-71.
Pitiphat W Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Serum C-Reactive Protein Levels : A systematic review and meta-analysis J Periodontol. 2007 Jul 78(7): 1184-5
Pitiphat W Maternal periodontitis increased risk of preterm birth among non-alcohol drinking women Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2007 May 38(3): 586-593
Pitiphat W Receptor Activator of Nuclear Foctor-Kappa B Ligand Upregulation Associated with Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis J Periodontol. 2007 Jun 78(6): 1062-1069
Pitiphat W Researching periodontitis: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2007 Dec 34(12): 1007-1015
Pitiphat W RANKL upregulation associated with periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Periodontol. 2007 Jun 78(6): 1062-9
Pitiphat W C-reactive protein associated with periodontitis in a Thai population Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2008 Feb 35(2): 120-125
Pitiphat W Maternal periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2008 Feb 36(1): 3-11
Pitiphat W Red bacterial complex is associated with the severity of chronic periodontitis in a Thai population. Oral Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug 15(5): 354-9
Pitiphat W Survival analyses of surgical miniscrews as orthodontic anchorage Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2009 Jul 131(1): 29-36
Pitiphat W Alanine aminopeptidase and dipeptidyl peptidase IV in saliva of chronic periodontitis patients Journal of Periodontology. 2009 Nov 80(11): 1809-1814
Pitiphat W Proceedings: 9th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry (WCPD): “Community participation and global alliances for lifelong oral health for all,” Phuket, Thailand, September 7-10, 2009. Advances in Dental Research. 2010 Jun 22(1): 2-30
Pitiphat W Antibiofilm activity and post antifungal effect of lemongrass oil on clinical Candida dubliniensis isolate South African Journal of Botany 2011 Jul-Sep 2011(Article in press): Article in press
Pitiphat W, Diet and Oral Health : A Two Way Street J Dent Hlth 2011 Mar 61(supplement): 116-122
Pitiphat W, Poomat N, Pisek A Evaluation of noncavitated and cavitated carious lesions using the International Caries Detection Assessment System (ICDAS II) and oral hygiene in Thai students with disabilities. Journal of Disability and Oral Health. 2011 Sep 12(3): 99 -106
Pitiphat W Trefoil Factors in Saliva and Gingival Tissues of Patients With Chronic Periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2011 Dec -(-): Epub ahead of print
Pitiphat W Oral Care Practices and A1C Among Youth With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes J Periodontol. 2011 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Weraarchakul W Risk indicators of dental caries in young cardiac patients at srinagarind hospital, khon khaen university, thailand Laos journal on Appilied Science 2011 Mar 2(1): 585-588
Weraarchakul W Dental caries in young cardiac patients at srinagarind hospital, khon khaen university, thailand Laos journal on Appilied Science 2011 Mar 2(1): 589-594