Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University
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SDL-4 (2010)

Nawarat Wara-aswapati Charoen, DDS, DMSc
Diplomate, The American Board of Periodontology
FRCDT (Periodontology)
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mittraparp Highway, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

Dr Nawarat Wara-aswapati was born in Thailand. She attended the Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand, as an undergraduate and received her DMSc in oral biology and certificate in periodontology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998. She returned to Thailand in 1999 and in July 2009 she was named dean of KKU Faculty of Dentistry, the only national dental school in northeastern Thailand.

Dr Wara-aswapati has made major contributions in research to the specialty of periodontology and molecular biology. An American board-certified as well as Thai board-certified periodontist, she practices periodontology at the School. She has received numerous honors during her academic career, including The Joseph L. Henry Award from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, The 2000 George W. Teuscher Golden Pen Award from the American Society of Dentistry for Children, “Paper of the week” from Journal of Biological Chemistry, JSPS Invitation Fellowship Award for Research in Japan, and Distinguished Alumni Award from the KKU Faculty of Dentistry.

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