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Prof. Sittichai Koontonkaew, B.Sc., D.D.S., Ph.D., Dip.DPH

Acting Dean





  • PhD. (Tropical Medicine) 

 Mahidol University, THAILAND

  • D.D.S. 

 Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND

  • BSc. (2nd honor)

 Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND


Employment & Experience

2017- present  Acting Dean

International College of Dentistry, Walailak University, THAILAND


Faculty of Dentistry, Thammasat University

President of International Association for Dental Research 

(South East Asia Division)

Associate Editor

Journal of Clinical and Investigative  Dentistry (Wiley-Blackwell)

Editorial Board

Journal of Oral Bioscience (Science Direct, Elsevier)

Posdoctoral fellow

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Visiting scientist 

NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Visiting scientist 

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA

Honors & Awards

  • President of Nuannordit School Alumni Association (2016-2018)

  • The Best Thammasat Lecturer Award (Health Science) 2014

  • International Association for Dental Research-South East Asia (IADR-SEA)

  • Distinguished Service Award 2013

  • Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award,  Faculty of Tropical Medicine 2010

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Wat Nuannoradit School 2010.

  • Outstanding Lecturer Award (Health Science) Council of the University 

  • Faculty Senates of Thailand (CUFST) 2008

  • Thammasat University Outstanding Researcher Award 2008

  • Committee of  Ananda Mahidol scholarship (Dentistry division) 

  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board)

Research Interests

1. Oral Biology

2. Cell Biology of Head and Neck Cancer

3. Medical Herb

Latest Publications

  1. Utispan K, Pugdee K, Koontongkaew S. Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide-induced macrophages modulate proliferation and invasion of head and neck cancer cell lines. Biomed Pharmacother 2018 (InPress)

  2. Dwisaptarini A P, Suebnukarn S, Rhienmora P, Haddawy P, Koontongkaew S. Effectiveness of the Multilayered Caries Model and Visuo-tactile Virtual Reality Simulator for Minimally Invasive Caries Removal: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Oper Dent. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.2341/17-083-C. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Poachanukoon O, Koontongkaew S, Monthanapisut P, Pattanacharoenchai N Mometasone Furoate suppresses PMA-induced MUC-5AC and MUC-2 production in human airway epithelial cells. Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) 80:60-68, 2017.

  4. Utispan K, Chitkul B, Koontongkaew S. Cytotoxic activity of Propolis extracts from the stingless bee Trigona Sirindhornae against primary and metastatic head and neck cancer cell lines. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 18:1051-1055, 2017.

  5. Tantcharoen P, Kulalert P, Dechatiwongse N Ayudya T, Koontongkaew S, Jiratchaiyakut W, Soawakontha R, Booncong P, Poachanukoon P Inhibitory effect of Phlai capsules on skin test responses among rhinitis patients: a randomized, three-way crossover study J Integr Med 15: 462-468, 2017

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