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Department of Oral Diagnosis
The Department of Oral Diagnosis at Khon Kaen University comprises 3 divisions; oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral pathology. Currently, the Department is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in several subjects including oral diagnosis, oral radiology, oral pathology, oral medicine, radiographic interpretation of oral and maxillofacial lesions, differential diagnosis of oral lesions, seminar in oral clinico-radio-pathological correlation as well as seminar in oral diagnostic sciences. The students are from several programs consisting of dental assistant program, undergraduate program, graduate diploma program, master degree program and doctorate degree program.

In addition to the teaching task, the department members also provide the radiographic service, service on the pathological diagnosis of the specimens and service for the patients who suffer from oral diseases alleviated by oral and systemic applications of medicine. Several research projects in oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology are conducted by the departmental staff in order to gain further knowledge in the biology of common oral diseases and to translate the finding from the laboratory or clinical-based research into the clinical application.

Staff List

Pensri Phothipakdee, Assoc. Prof.(Head of Department)
Grad. Dip. Clin. Sc. (Oral Medicine)
M. Sc. (Oral Medicine)
email: penphp@kku.ac.th

Suwimol Taweechaisupapong, Prof. Dr.
Ph.D. (Pathobiology)
email: suvi_taw@kku.ac.th

Suwadee Kositbowornchai,Prof. Dr.
Dr. med. Dent.
Diplomate Thai Board of Oral Diagnostic Science
email: suwadee@kku.ac.th

Mookhda Siritapetawee, Assoc. Prof.
M.Sc. (Oral Medicine)
email: mookhda@kku.ac.th

Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
M.Sc. (Dental Diagnostic Science)
Ph.D. (Dental Science)
email: cponla@kku.ac.th

Ajiravudh Subarnbhesaj, Assist. Prof. 
Grad. Dip. Clin. Sc. (Oral Medicine)
M.D. Sc. (Oral Pathology)
Ph.D. (Dental Science) 
Diplomate Thai Board of Oral Diagnostic Science
email: ajiravudh@hotmail.com

Poramaporn Klanrit, Assist. Prof. Dr.
M.Sc. (Oral Medicine)
Ph.D. (Molecular Oncology)
email: porakla@kku.ac.th

Teerasak Damrongrungruang, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Ph.D. (Dental Pharmacology)
email: dteera@kku.ac.th

Pipop Sutthiprapaporn, Asst.Prof.Dr.
Grad. Dip. Clin. Sc. (Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology)
Ph.D. (Dental Science)
Diplomate Thai Board of Oral Diagnostic Science

email: spipop@kku.ac.th

Wilailuk Sariddeechaikul, Assist. Prof. 


Author Title of article Title of journal Issue
Suwimol Taweechaisupapong Antimicrobial effect of Streblus asper leaf extract on selected anaerobic bacteria J Dent Assoc Thai. 2002 Jan, 52(4): 227-234
Suwimol Taweechaisupapong Effect of mouthrinse containing Streblus asper leaf extract on gingivitis and plaque formation J Dent Assoc Thai. 2002 Jan , 52(6): 383-391
Kositbowornchai S Root fracture detection: a comparison of direct digital radiography with conventional radiography Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2001 Jan 30(2): 106-9
Taweechaisupapong S Analysis of glycoconjugate patterns of oral squamous cell carcinoma by lectin blotting Oral Oncol. 2003 Jan 9(1): 262-266
Klanrit P Hepatitis C virus infection in Thai patients with oral lichen planus Oral Dis. 2003 Jan 6(9): 292-7
Kositbowornchai S Root fracture detection on digital images: effect of the zoom function Dent Traumatol. 2003 Jan 19(3): 154-9
Damrongrungruang T A Simple Murine Model for Immobilization Osteopenia Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2004 Aug 425(8): 244-251
Kositbowornchai S Accuracy of diagnosing occlusal caries using enhanced digital images Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2004 Jan 33(4): 236-40
Kositbowornchai S Bitewing film quality: a clinical comparison of the loop technique vs. holder techniques. Quintessence International. 2004 Apr 35(4): 321-25
Taweechaisupapong S In vitro inhibitory effect of streblus asper leaf-extract on adhesion of candida albicans to human buccal epithelial cells Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2005 Jan 96(1-2): 221-226
Taweechaisupapong S Virulence of Burkholderia pseudomallei does not correlate with biofilm formation Microbial Pathogensis. 2005 Sep-Nov 77-85
Kostibowarnchai S An artificial neural network for detection of simulated dental caries International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 2006 Aug 1(2): 91-96
Taweechaisupapong S Lipopolysaccharide heterogeneity among Burkholderia pseudomallei from different geographic and clinical origins. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Mar 74(3): 348-52
Taweechaisupapong S, Klanrit P Inhibitory effect of Streblus asper leaf-extract on adhesion of Candida albicans to denture acrylic J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Jul 106(3): 414-7
Taweechaisupapong S Evening primrose oil effects on osteoclasts during tooth movement Angle Orthodontist. 2006 Apr-Jun 75(3): 356-361
Taweechaisupapong S 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.
Taweechaisupapong S In vitro bioactivities of essential oils used for acne control. International Journal of Aromatherapy 2006 May 3(16): 43-49
Taweechaisupapong S Efficacy of pilocarpine lozenge for post-radiation xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer. Aust Dent J. 2006 Dec 51(4): 333-7
Taweechaisupapong S 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
Damrognrungruang T Fabrication of electrospun Thai silk fibroin nanofiber and its effect on human gingival fibroblast : a preliminary study J. Oral Tissue Engineering. 2007 Oct 5(1): 1-6
Damrongrungruang T, Siritapetawee M Fabrication of electrospun Thai silk fibroin nanofiber and its effect on human gingival fibroblast : a preliminary study J Oral Tiss Engin. 2007 Mar-Apr 5(1): 1-6
Kositbowornchai S, Siritapetawee M, Damrongrungruang T Shape of the lingula and its localization by panoramic radiograph versus dry mandibular measurement Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. 2007 Dec 29(8): 689-694
Phothipakdee P, Subarnbhesaj A Alteration of the expression of CD44 [corrected] isoforms in oral epithelia and saliva from patients with oral lichen planus. Jounal Clincal Immunology. 2008 Jan-Jun 28(1): 26-34
Damrongrungruang T comparative analysis of gene expression by cDNA microarray between cementoblasts and periodontal ligament cells in the murine mandible. journal of oral bioscience. 2008 Jul-Sep 50(3): 183-193
Siritapetawee M Observer performance in diagnosing osteoporosis by dental panoramic radiographs : Results from the osteoporosis screening project in dentistry (OSPD) Bone. 2008 Apr-May 43(1): 209-213
Taweechaisupapong S 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
Sutthiprapaporn P Sutthiprapaporn P, Tanimoto K, Ohtsuka M, Nagasaki T, Konishi M, Iida Y, Katsumata A,
Improved inspection of the lateral pharyngeal recess using cone-beam computed tomography in the upright position
Oral Radiology. 2008 Dec 24(2): 71-75
Sutthiprapaporn P The reliability of computed tomography (CT) values and dimensional measurements of the oropharyngeal region using cone beam CT: comparison with multidetector CT Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. 2008 Jul-Aug 37(5): 245-251
Sutthiprapaporn P A morphological comparison of the piriform sinuses in head-on and headrotated views of seated subjects using cone-beam computed tomography Oral Radiology. 2008 Dec 24(2): 64-70
Taweechaisupapong S Red bacterial complex is associated with the severity of chronic periodontitis in a Thai population. Oral Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug 15(5): 354-9
Klanrit P Family at last: highlights of the first international meeting on proteins killing tumour cells. Cell Death Differ. 2009 Jan 16(1): 184-186
Taweechaisupapong S In vitro susceptibility of Burkholderia pseudomallei to antimicrobial peptides. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009 Oct-Dec 34(4): 309-14
Taweechaisupapong S Comparative in vivo and in vitro analyses of putative virulence factors of Burkholderia pseudomallei using lipopolysaccharide, capsule and flagellin mutants. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2009 Aug-Sep 56(3): 253-259.
Taweechaisupapong S Antibacterial activity of citronella oil soild lipid particles in oleogel against Propionibacterium acnes and its chemical stability The International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics. 2009 Mar 2008(2): 1-5
Taweechaisupapong S Alanine aminopeptidase and dipeptidyl peptidase IV in saliva of chronic periodontitis patients Journal of Periodontology. 2009 Nov 80(11): 1809-1814
Klanrit P, Siritapetawee M Immunohistochemical analyses of survivin and heat shock protein 90 expression in patient with oral lichen planus Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine. 2009 Jan-Feb 38(1): 55-62
Siritapetawee M Interventions for the management of post-endodontic pain Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: CD007997 (Protocol) 2009 Oct-Dec 15(4): 1-6
Klanrit P PML involvement in the p73-mediated E1A-induced suppression of EGFR and induction of apoptosis in head and neck cancers Oncogene. 2009 Oct 28(39): 3499-512
Taweechaisupapong S Growing Burkholderia pseudomallei in biofilm stimulating conditions significantly induces antimicrobial resistance. PLoS ONE. 2010 Feb 5(2): e9196
Taweechaisupapong S Antimicrobial effects of Boesenbergia pandurata and Piper sarmentosum leaf extracts on planktonic cells and biofilm of oral pathogen Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2010 Apr 23(2): 224-231
Sutthiprapaporn P Use of cone-beam CT in a patient with cleidocranial dysplasia dramatically reduced the operation time Oral Radiol. 2010 Jun-Oct 1(26): 52-55
Kositbowornchai S Ability of two radiographic methods to identify the closeness between the mandibular third molar root and the inferior alveolar canal: a pilot study Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. 2010 Feb 39(2): 79-84
Taweechaisupapong S Antimicrobial activities of LL-37 and its truncated variants against Burkholderia thailandensis Int J Antimicrob Agents . 2010 Oct-Dec 36(5): 447-452
Taweechaisupapong S Effect of Citronella Oil on Time Kill Profile, Leakage and Morphological Changes of Propionibacterium acnes. JOURNAL OF ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH. 2010 May-Jun 22(3): 270-274
Taweechaisupapong S Chemical composition, antioxidant activity and antibacterial action of eight essential oils against clinical isolates of mastitis pathogens. International Journal of Essential Oil Therapeutics. 2010 Sep 4(1): 37-43
Chaiyarit P Detection of salivary antibodies to crude antigens of Opisthorchis viverrini in opisthorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma patients. Clin Oral Investig. 2010 May 1(784): 1-5
Taweechaisupapong S 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
Taweechaisupapong S The effect of lemongrass oil and its major components on clinical isolate mastitis pathogens and their mechanisms of action on Staphylococcus aureus DMST 4745 Res Vet Sci (Research in Veterinary Science) 2011 Dec;91(3):e31-7.
Chaiyarit P Detection of salivary antibodies to crude antigens of Opisthorchis viverrini in opisthorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma patients Clinical oral investigations. 2011 Aug 15(4): 477-483
Chaiyarit P Investigation of trefoil factor expression in saliva and oral mucosal tissues of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Oral Investig. 2011 Dec -(-): Epub ahead of print
Chaiyarit P Trefoil factor family peptides in human saliva and cyclical cervical mucus. Method evaluation and results on healthy individuals Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2011 May 49(5): 861-888