Interview Jan 22, 2020
6-year DDS program
Our six-year D.D.S. program at Walailak University International College of Dentistry not only reflects our strong commitment to cultivate knowledge and skills in both basic oral science and oral health care professional, but also motivate the flexibility for students to tailor their education aim for their professional interests and goals. As the first international dental college established in Thailand, our newly revised curriculum (approved by Walailak University Council and ongoing by Thai Dental Council) is presented in an interdisciplinary system that fosters problem-based learning, critical thinking, and lifelong learning skills important to health-care professionals. Through the combined scientific-based knowledge, comprehensive clinical experience, and the learning skills will wider range of professional development opportunities and encourage graduate naturally advance his/her expertise and keep abreast of continuing innovations in treatment and materials for a career in dental medicine through the 21st century.
At Thasala, Nakhonsithammarat campus
Year 1 General education & basic sciences
Year 2 Normal human structures: functions & diseases
At Bangkok campus
Year 3 Dental preclinic
Year 4 Clinical experience
Year 5 Clinical experience
Year 6 Clinical experience & Professional electives
Total credits: A minimum of 318 credits
The academic year (June – May) follows a trimester system of 3 terms consisting of 12 weeks each.
Trimester 1 June - September
Trimester 2 September - December
Trimester 3 January - April
To prepare our graduates for the 21st century skill, we use English as the main language throughout our “anytime, anywhere”, active learning curriculum. The D.D.S. program’s hands-on opportunities begin with immersion in intensive preclinical broad-based sciences and engagement in practical research knowledge through smart classroom technology. Then, for real-life clinical experience, students will be appointed to a mentorship team (team-based learning), led by an expert in the field faculty mentor who will coach students in every aspect of managing clinical practice. Our approach to clinical care is comprehensive and holistic, emphasizing oral health care in the context of the patient’s overall dental and general health effortlessly combined with state-of-the-art digital dentistry innovations. Our Thai and international faculty include highly qualified professors who have extensive teaching and research experience with commitment to excellence. Together with our mentorship model in the non-competitive learning environment, this approach collectively results in high-quality, faculty-assisted student attention. With public service in mind, we develop the outreach and service learning with oral health promotion and clinical care experiences in varied extramural settings, including international sites and many throughout Thailand. We also extend our efforts to promote the oral health well-being in the fast-growing elderly population which called for special management.
A major stand out in our dental program at WUICD is our strong research integration. Students can find stimulating research opportunities, not only in oral health issues but also in studies ranging from stem cell to cancer biology. Proactive intensive research opportunities in both the basic and clinical sciences through the professional electives during the 5th and final year.
Above all, our D.D.S. program emphasizes engaged, active and happy learning attitude. Students will be continually challenged to discover and inquire. And student will acquire lifetime skills in critical thinking, self-evaluation, and reflection on ethical values.