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Department of Periodontology

The department of periodontology undertakes teaching in periodontology for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The activities include lectures, clinical practice, seminar, researches and academic services.For lectures, the department has an emphasis on student-centered method, self-study and activities in various topics, including website with on-line teaching. Clinical practices are provided through treatment planning seminar and discussions. The students in all levels have direct clinical experience in treating periodontal patients under supervision of the qualified staff.Continuing education is arranged annually by the staff and world-renowned periodontists from abroad. The staff is invited to give lectures at other dental faculties. The staff of the department also provides advanced clinical treatment to patients e.g. GTR, dental implants.

Furthermore, all staff members and postgraduate students conduct researches in clinical practice, basic biological science and molecular biology. Research papers are frequently accepted for publication both nationally and internationally.

Staff List

Saengsome Prajaneh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Head of Department)

– D.D.S.
– M.Sc. (Periodontology)
– Diplomate of the Thai Board of Periodontology
email: sanpra@.kku.ac.th

Aroon Teerakapong, Assoc. Prof.
– D.D.S.
– Cer.in Periodontology
– M.Sc. (Periodontology)
– Diplomate of the Thai Board of Periodontology
email: Aroontee@yahoo.com

Nawarat Wara-Aswapati Charoen, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
– D.D.S.
– Cer.in Periodontology
– D.M.Sc. (Oral Biology)
– Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
– Diplomate of the Thai Board of Periodontology
email: nawarat @kku.ac.th

Waraporn Suwonnarong, Asst. Prof.

– M.Sc. (Periodontology)
– Diplomate of the Thai Board of Periodontology
email: warsuw@kku.ac.th


Doosadee Hormdee, Asst. Prof. Dr.

– Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science (Periodontology)
email: nootdoosadee@hotmail.com


Angkhana Sangpanya, Asst. Prof.

– M.Sc. (General Dentistry)
email: wangkh@kku.ac.th

Kanonchnok Tangwanichgapong
email: monmonkto26@gmail.com



Author Title of article Title of journal Issue
Wara-aswapati N Classification of Periodontal Diseases and conditions J Dent Assoc Thai. 2001 Jan 15-22
N Wara-aswapati Role of Interleukin-1 Genotype in Periodontal Disease J Dent Assoc Thai. 2002 Jan, 133-139
Wara-aswapati N Interleukin 1 signal transduction-current concepts and importance in periodontitis Dent Res. 2001 Jan 80(2): 400-7
Wara-aswapati N Thickness of Palatal masticatory mucosa associated with age J Periodontol 2001 Oct 72(10): 1407-1412
Wara-Aswapati N Papillon-Lef?vre syndrome: serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass antibody response to periodontopathic bacteria. A case report. J Periodontol. 2001 Dec 72(12): 1747-1754
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N Dual regulatory role of human cytomegalovirus immediate-early protein in IL1B transcription is dependent upon Spi-1/PU1 Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Jun 294(4): 854-863
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N Characterization of a cascade of protein interactions initiated at the IL-1 receptor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Apr 303(2): 525-31
Wara-aswapati N Activation of interleukin 1beta gene transcription by human cytomegalovirus: molecular mechanisms and relevance to periodontitis. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2003 Apr 18(2): 67-71
Sooksuntisakoonchai N Accuracy of diagnosing occlusal caries using enhanced digital images Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2004 Jan 33(4): 236-40
Wara-aswapati N Jiraviboon D 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
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N Conserved ETS domain arginines mediate DNA binding, nuclear localization, and a novel mode of bZIP interaction. J Biol Chem. 2005 Dec 280(50): 41421-8
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N A novel mutation of the cathepsin C gene in a thai family with Papillon-Lefevre syndrome. J Periodontol. 2005 Mar 76(3): 492-6
Suwannarong W, Wara-aswapati N 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.
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N Wang K, Wara-Aswapati Charoen N, Boch J, Yoshida Y, Hu C, Galson D, Auron P,
TRAF6 activation of PI 3-kinase-dependent cytoskeletal changes is cooperative with Ras and is mediated by an interaction with cytoplasmic Src.
J Cell Sci. 2006 Apr 119(8): 1579-91
Wara-aswapti N, Chayasadom A Receptor Activator of Nuclear Foctor-Kappa B Ligand Upregulation Associated with Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis J Periodontol. 2007 Jun 78(6): 1062-1069
Hormdee D Roles of receptor activator of nuclear factor-?B ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin in periodontal halth and disease Periodontology. 2007 Jun 43(2): 65-84
Hormdee D Internal prostaglandin synthesis augments osteoprotegerin production in human gingival fibroblasts stimulated by lipopolysaccharide. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2007 Aug 149(2): 327-334
Teerakapong A Effect of local delivery of alendronate on bone formation in bioactive glass grafting in rats. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2007 Oct 4(104): 11-16
Wara-Aswapati Charoen N RANKL upregulation associated with periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Periodontol. 2007 Jun 78(6): 1062-9
Wara-Aswapati N C-reactive protein associated with periodontitis in a Thai population Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2008 Feb 35(2): 120-125
Wara-Aswapati N Differential response of cytokines induced by Leptospira interrogans, serogroup Pomona, serovar Pomona, in mouse and human cell lines Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2008 Dec 26(4): 229-36
Wara-aswapati N Red bacterial complex is associated with the severity of chronic periodontitis in a Thai population. Oral Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug 15(5): 354-9
Wara-aswapati N, Hormdee D Anti-inflammatory effect of Streblus asper leaf extract in rats and its modulation on inflammation-associated genes expression in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2009 Jul 124(3): 566-570
Hormdee D, Wara-Aswapati Charoen N Periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases: The link and relevant mechanisms Japanese Dental Science Review. 2009 Sep 45(2): 98-108
Wara-aswapati N, Suwannarong W, Prajaneh S Alanine aminopeptidase and dipeptidyl peptidase IV in saliva of chronic periodontitis patients Journal of Periodontology. 2009 Nov 80(11): 1809-1814
Wara-Aswapati N, Hormdee D Regulatory roles of beta-catenin and AP-1 on osteoprotegerin production in interleukin-1alpha-stimulated periodontal ligament cells. Oral Microbiol Immunol. 2009 Oct 24(5): 384-9
Wara-Aswapati N Association between periodontitis and anti-cardiolipin antibodies in Buerger disease. J Clin Periodontol. 2009 Oct 36(10): 830-5
Wara-Aswapati N Relationship between periodontitis and diabetes – importance of a clinical study to prove the vicious cycle. Internal Medicine 2010 may 10(49): 881-885
Wara-Aswapati N Effect of Curcuma comosa and estradiol on the spatial memory and hippocampal estrogen receptor in the post-training ovariectomized rats Journal of Natural Medicines 2011 Jan 65(1): 57-62
Wara-Aswapati N current and future periodontal tissue engineering. Periodontology 2000 2011 Jun 56(1): 166-187
Chayasadom A, Wara-Aswapati N, Hormdee D Trefoil Factors in Saliva and Gingival Tissues of Patients With Chronic Periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2011 Dec -(-): Epub ahead of print