History The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialist Education Program
The Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialist Education Program was officially opened as a dental specialist education program at the Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, on October 7, 2021, based on the Decree of the Rector of Hasanuddin University Number 606b/UN4.1/KEP/2021. This program is the third Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Specialist Education Program in Indonesia and the seventh dental specialist education program held at the Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University. This program officially accepts new students for the even semester of the 2021/2022 academic year as many as six people from elevent registrants who come from lecturer and clinician backgrounds.
This opening study program was motivated by the increasing need and accessibility of the community to dental specialist health services in the last decade in line with increasing public awareness of the importance of comprehensive oral and dental health. An increase in the quantity of demand for dental specialist services has also led to an increase in the application of technology for various examination modalities to support the quality of dental and oral health services, including radiological examinations as the main supporting examination in establishing the diagnosis and management of various cases in the field of dentistry. On the other hand, the number of dentists specializing in oral and maxillofacial radiology in Indonesia still does not meet these needs, especially in eastern Indonesia. So, the Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, is committed to continuing to show its magnitude in creating human resources who can develop science and technology and apply it in all fields of dentistry, including in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. With the excellence of a study program that focuses on radiological and imaging diagnostic of pathological in the soft tissue of the oral maxillofacial and the stomatognathic system, the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Education Study Program, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, is ready to produce reliable and trustworthy oral and maxillofacial radiologist.