Dr Horn Sreyboth, a part time clinical tutor at UP, recently returned from a one-month scholarship at one of Thailandâ€™s top universities – Mahidol University in Bangkok. During his visit, he was able to spend valuable time in many departments including oral surgery, radiology, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, advanced general dentistry, community dentistry, operative dentistry , endodontics and orthodontics.Â He was very impressed by their high standards of treatment, work flow and documentation.
He observed the clinical practice of both staff and students, as well as the pre-clinical simulation course for operative dentistry. He learned how they supervised and assessed Â students in the clinic, how they assigned tasks, and how they motivated students to achieve high standards of care.Â Â He also participated in seminars with other dentists from around SE Asia, and has brought back many ideas of how we can improve our own UP dental school and dental clinic, so that we can reach an international standard in the future.
Each year Mahidol University offers UP staff and students the opportunity to attend this 1-month exchange program, as well as for post-graduate education (Masters degree) Â in a wide range of fields.