School of Dental Assistant
School of Dental Assistant, Faculty of Dentistry Mahidol University first had Certificate Program in Dental Assistant (one year program) on May 17, 1972, the program received approval from the Ministry of University Affairs and Office of The Civil Service Commission. This program was available for student who held at least junior high school degree. There were 15 students in the first year. In 1986, the program has been reform to concern education plan of Ministry of Education policy. Therefore, students must complete their high school education or equivalent from a nationally to enter the program. The program has been operated for over 40 years.
The idea of the National Economic and Social Development Plan and Higher Education Development Plan in the Seventh Phase are to support and improve the education of dental assistant program. This program has been improved to be one year program which is the continuing program from Certificate Program in Dental Assistant for students who have minimum two years’ experience in this field. The Faculty offered the first course in 1997 to 2000. However, the program has now temporarily closed due to the shortage of the students.
School of Dental Assistant, Faculty of Dentistry Mahidol University is under the control of education management section, educational and academic office. It is the first and only one school where produces the well qualified dental assistants for over 42 years. The program has been accepted by private and public organizations.