If Prapan Vilailert had not been engaged by chance to fix a chair at a dental clinic in Bangkok seven years ago, he would not have his current role.
A visitor tries a Thaimade dental unit at a local fair recently. Thai Dental International Co builds the chairs and other dental equipment at a lower cost than for imported models. Prapan Vilailert, the founder and managing director, has introduced several new innovations into the equipment too.
In 2005, he was an electrical engineer responsible for energy efficiency at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok when he was hired to repair the dental chair.
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