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Periodontics Study Program

Periodontics specialist program, faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University is organized to become the center of periodontics specialist education and service in Eastern Indonesia, have global insightful, can master the science and technology, have periodontics’ clinical skill and able to work in communities based on periodontics’ competencies and also can compete at national and international level. Other objectives of periodontics specialist program are to increase research, scientific publication, and produce periodontics specialist graduate who are capable, ingenious, high morale, tough moral, ethical, have high dedication and concern to the community and also encourage community independence through community service activities especially in periodontal health.

Program Specifications

A periodontist is a dental professional who specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal disease such as bleeding gingiva, oral inflammation, recession gingiva, mobile teeth, remove calculus of teeth, periodontal surgery that prioritize both aesthetics and function. Periodontist also have expertise in the placement of dental implants.

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

In the name of Allah, the most gracious and the most merciful, praise is always given to Him.

Nowadays many Indonesians can maintain their teeth so they do not have any complaint about their oral health anymore and still can use it for mastication without any problem. But many of them do not realize that they have a periodontal disease because there were no sign and symptoms such as a sign of tooth decay. Dental recall can prevent to the development of periodontal disease.

Periodontics Specialist Program strive to improve continuously the quality of learning. Besides that, it responsive to the changes and the development of dental science and technology quality in accordance with maritime-characterized intellectually, implementing and disseminating periodontology for the benefit of society

Periodontia is a branch of dentistry that studies the periodontium (gingiva, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and cementum) in healthy and pathological conditions, as well as taking preventive, treatment, regenerative and maintenance, in order to maintain and restore optimal function of the stomatognathic system.

Our study program was opened in 2010 and is the only periodontics specialist program in East Indonesia. Teaching and learning activities in our Specialist Program are supported by adequate and sophisticated facilities and infrastructure. Our Specialist Program students have excellence academic and have various achievements on a national and international level. Our graduates and alumni are expected to work for various agencies in regions throughout Indonesia to promote health and contribute to advancing oral health. As a result, we feel it has the potential to improve people’s quality of life.

In its development in 1960 the field of periodontia was included in the field of oral surgery. Then in 1962 stood alone and separated from oral surgery. In 1979, the association of Indonesian periodontics enthusiasts was founded. Then in 1984 was changed to the Indonesian Society of Periodontology (ISP) because many of its members already have dentists who specialize in periodontics. Based on a mandate of PDGI, in 2000 ISP formed the Indonesian Periodontal Collegium which later became a representative of the expertise to sit on the Indonesian Dental Council (MKGI). In 2005, the Indonesian Periodontal Collegium was formally formed and legalized at the PDGI Congress in Makassar. Finally, in 2012 the periodontics specialist program at Hasanuddin University Makassar was officially opened in accordance with the decree SK DIKTI No. 333/E/O/2012 tentang Pembukaan Program Studi Periodonsia di Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar.


The Periodontics Specialist Program, faculty of dentistry, Hasanuddin University is a center for the development of science, technology and research in the field of Periodontics which is superior in Indonesia, and has received national and international recognition based on the Indonesian Maritime Continent. 


  • Develop effective, efficient, and proven technology-based education and learning to produce professional, reliable, independent, entrepreneurial and ethical periodontist specialist dentists
  • Developing high-quality and published Periodontics scientific research activities at the national and international levels
  • Producing and conducting downstream superior research and service in Periodontics for the benefit of society
  • Carrying out the governance of the Periodontology study program in a modern and information technology-based manner

Prof. Dr. A.Mardiana Adam, DDS., M.S


Prof. Dr. Hasanuddin Thahir, DDS., M.Kes, Sp.Perio (K)


Dr. Asdar Gani, DDS., M.Kes

Associate Professor

Dr. Arni Irawaty Djais, DDS.,  Sp.Perio (K)

Assistant Professor

Supiaty, DDS., M.Kes.

Assistant Professor

Dian Setiawaty, DDS., Sp.Perio.


The objective of the Periodontia Specialist Educational Programme is to produce graduates with competence including professional, leadership and manager, lecture and researcher, creator and innovator, communicator periodontist who can compete in international level.


Fear of Almighty God and able to demonstrate religious attitudes, and uphold human values ​​in carrying out duties based on religion, morals and ethics. Able to practice as periodontist specialist in accordance with authority standards, ethics, and law. Be able to analyse, design and implement therapy for various cases of periodontal disease or disorders, evidence-based using science and technology

Leader and Manager

Able to work and lead effectively and harmoniously with individuals and groups, inside and outside the health care system organization to meet the needs of periodontal treatment in the community

Lecture and Researcher

Be able to act as professional educator and scientist, who is always able to develop themselves according to the progress of science and technology in an effective manner through the addition of knowledge and research.

Creator and Innovator

Have sensitivity to health problems in their environment and have creativity and innovation to make changes and solutions to improve public health status


Periodontist have communication skills and experts in counselling individually and community groups in terms of intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary periodontics