Faculty of Dentistry

Geriatric Dentistry and Special Patients Care (International Program)

ทันตกรรมผู้สูงอายุและการดูแลผู้ป่วยพิเศษ (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)

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YearS Full-time


  • Leader in the Field
  • More international experience
  • Various research area to choose from



Graduate Studies Office
Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 9016


The substantial social transformation during this century is the increased aging population. In 2017, a number of senior citizens in Thailand were 11 million or 17% of a total population. The number will be up to 19.6% in 2030, and is expected to be up to 29.6% of a total population in 2050, making Thailand an “Super-Aged Society”. An increased dependency ratio is a great challenge to healthcare system, social security, and economics. Older people and those with special needs have complex underlying diseases and require special personal and dental care.

The Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry and Special Patients Care (GSP) at the Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University was established to deliver personalized dental treatment and improve standards of care to elderly and special care patients, including physically and mentally disabled, and the vulnerable ones. The program is ideal for dental professionals who are committed to provide the best dental care for their patients and families. The courses cover the fundamental to advance knowledge in several aspects of dental management. Students have opportunities to learn the core concepts and practice in geriatric dentistry and special cares in various fields of dental specialties, including operative, periodontal, prosthodontic, endodontic treatments. Students can make a practice of an effective communication skill, management of psychological and mental issues, cooperation with care givers, consultation with medical professionals, and handling underlying medical problems.

WHY this program
at Chula


Leader in the Field

Launched in 2016, the GSP (International Program) is an interdisciplinary program driven by the patients and their families’ needs. The course details are designed and regularly updated by leading clinical experts in various fields. The program currently collaborates with the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.

Besides, for more holistic concern for the treatments, students also have a chance to study with expert in aging care from Faculty of Architecture and College of Populations Studies


More international experience

In optional, students would have an opportunity to experience the “home visit” programs and explore geriatric related research projects, as well as new innovations in dental and oral aspects at world class leading universities.


Various research area to choose from

The program’s curriculum is opened for the students to accommodate in different interests in research opportunities and knowledges through various course works from clinical study to public health, or microbiology and genetics.

Career Opportunities

  • General dentist who can perform dental treatment with confidence, sufficient knowledge, and profound clinical skills for the complex elderly patients and special patients.
  • Researcher focusing on geriatric cases, quality of life issues, and oral and general health.
  • Lecturer at a university or college aiming to distribute knowledge and improve their skills in management of geriatric and special patients.


The program offers 2 tracks:

  1. Program Code Plan A1 (3159) – Thesis only
  2. Program Code Plan A2 (3160) – Coursework and Thesis.

Qualification of Applicants:

  1. Hold a D.D.S or B.D.S or D.M.D. degree or equivalent from universities accredited by the Ministry of Education and/or the Dental Council of Thailand.
  2. Obtain dental license from the Thai Dental Council or other dental licenses with equivalent standards considered by the Program Administrative Committee.
  3. Have at least one year of working experience in dental practice.
  4. The Program Administrative Committee reserves the rights to consider other qualifications that deem appropriate to be eligible for admission.
  5. The program offers thesis-only or research track for applicants who have interests in doing research related to Geriatric and Special Patients Care and are not willing to attend course works. Final decision for admission is subject to approval of the Program Administrative Committee.

Required Documents

  1. An application form.
  2. A certified copy of degree certificate.
  3. A certified copy of academic transcript stating the graduation with Bachelor’s degree and any higher degree(s) in dentistry.
  4. A result of CU-TEP score of at least 60 or TOEFL (PBT or equivalent iBT) score of at least 500 or IELTS score of at least 5.0 taken within the last 2 years.  Applicants whose English proficiency scores are less than the program’s requirement may be admitted to the program, but must meet the requirement before graduation. Applicants who obtain the CU-TEP score less than 30, TOEFL less than 400, and IELTS less than 3.0 are not considered for admission.
  5. A referral letter from original affiliation (institution or hospital) granting the applicant to study for at least 2 years.
  6. A letter of recommendation from current or previous employer.
  7. At least one letter of recommendation from dental professional.


Graduate Studies Office

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

10th floor, 80 Years Chalerm Navamaraj Building 

34 Henri Dunant Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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