In honor of Thailand’s National Dental Day on October 21st, Khon Kaen University held a dental clinic for any Thai citizen who needed dental care. National Dental Day honors the Royal Grandmother’s birthday and is a tribute to HRH’s determination to promote good oral health among the Thai people. Since 1989, October 21 has been designated National Dental Health Day, where volunteer Doctors and Dentists under the Princess Srinagarindra Foundation provides dental care service to the public free of charge.
Khon Kaen University is one of the organizations that continuously holds dental care services for the Thai people on the National Dental Health Day every year. In 2020 KKU held activities that encouraged people to take care of their oral health. An opening ceremony was presided by Assoc. Prof. Waranuch Pitiphat, D.D.S., Dean of Faculty of Dentistry at KKU, which featured a donation by Khun Kanthachit Saranbandit, Manager of the HBA Product Category of Lion (Thailand) Co. Ltd. for the Faculty of Dentistry Fund for Patients with Oral Cancer. The event began with people registering for dental care at 8:00 a.m., and KKU students, faculty, professors, and staff welcomed them to the dental care room on the 2nd floor of Dental Hospital. The event also featured exhibitions of the Royal Grandmother and good oral health practices.