Founder - Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University
SDL-3 (2009)

Prof Prathip Phantumvanit

Dr Prathip Phantumvanit is President of the Center for Assessment and Accreditation for Dental Practitioners in Thailand as well as the elected board member of Thai Dental Council and Chair of the National Oral Health Strategy Committee. He also serves as the WHO Advisory Expert Panel on Oral Health since 1988 and is currently Vice-chairman of Public Health Committee of the World Dental Federation (FDI). Besides, he was Past-President of the International Association for Dental Research – Southeast Asia Division (IADR/SEA), the Southeast Asian Association for Dental Education (SEAADE) and Asian Academy for Preventive Dentistry (AAPD). He was former dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University and founder-dean at Thammasat University Dental School in Thailand. Dr Prathip Phantumvanit was the recipient of the Merit Award in International Community Dentistry from the American Association for Public Health Dentistry in 2006 and Distinguished Service Award from the International Association for Dental Research in 2012. He was the founder of the household water defluoridation devise and co-founder of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) for caries control. His research interest has been on the fluoride for caries prevention as well as appropriate restorative and preventive care for primary teeth caries.