Amornrat RatanasiriKhon Kaen University, Thailand
Title: Oral Health Problems of Thai People Reported by Khon Kaen University Staffs during 1984 to 2020
Oral health is a global health problem. This study aims to improve the efficiency of the dental care service system in Thailand, by synthesizing content from Khon Kaen University (KKU) staffs and students’ research and presentation from 1984 to 2020 about oral health hygiene and related diseases. Sixteen publications and presentations by KKU staffs and their students about oral health problems and management were retrieved, reviewed, and analyzed. Poor oral health of people in the northeast of Thailand was found in every age group: children, adults, and the aging, both male and female. There were still many oral health problems among Thai people in the Northeast. KKU field works, Projects, and research were able to help reduce these oral health problems. An appropriate preventive oral health program needs to be developed and implemented in Northeastern Thailand.
Amornrat Ratanasiri completed her Ph.D. at the age of 41 years old from Mahidol University, Thailand. Her past experience was as the Deputy of the head of Community Medicine, Deputy of the Assistant Dean in Research, the Chairman of M.Sc. (International Program) of the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, and the Chairman of the Academic and Social Service Project of the sixth Region, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. She has over 60 publications and 25 research works have been cited over 145 times and 1,786 reads. She has been serving as a guest lecturer and evaluator of academic positions and research articles for various faculties and various universities in Thailand.