About Us
History of the Society
To serve as a non-profit medium for the exchange, advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge related to periodontal research and education in the Asian Pacific Regions.

At the conclusion of the 2nd Asian Pacific Periodontal Symposium held in Tokyo on 15 October, 1993, the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology was formed with representatives from 14 countries in the Asian Pacific region present.

The establishment of this group is an important event as it now provides a forum for us to discuss periodontology as it affects our particular regions. It is clear that we have a solid research, clinical and educational base from which to operate. To date, eleven symposia have been held under the title "Asian Pacific Periodontal Symposium". These have been very successful meetings with participants being derived solely from the Asian Pacific region.

One of the principal objectives of this Society is to foster collegiality, friendships and perhaps collaborations. The group is very diverse, ranging in differences in culture, socioeconomic and religions. These have particular ramifications for the manifestation of the periodontal diseases, their treatment and long term management. Such a mix is unique and provides an opportunity for us all to learn from each others diverse experiences.

Membership of this Society is open to anyone who possesses a dental, medical or veterinary degree and has an interest in periodontology. In the interests of advancing periodontology in our region, I urge you to seriously consider joining this Society.

Our Elected Office Bearers
Ahmad Sharifuddin Mohd Asari
President
Malaysia
President of Malaysian Society of Periodontology (MSP)
Naronsak Laorisin
President Elect
Thailand
President of Thai Association of Periodontology, Associate Professor; Dept of Conservative Dentistry and prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Srinakharinvirot University
Young Ku
Immediate Past President
Korea
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Shinya Murakami
Secretary General
Japan
President of Japanese Socierty of Periodontology, Professor of Dept of Periodontology, Osaka Univ Graduate School of Dentistry
Takenori Iwata
Treasurer
Japan
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Isao Ishikawa
Honorary Advisor
Japan
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Lijian Jin
Honorary Advisor
Hong Kong
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Tara Taiyeb Ali
Honorary Advisor
Malaysia
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Mark Bartold
Editor
Australia
Mark Bartold is an Emeritus Professor, the University of Adelaide. He is a past President of the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology and International Academy of Periodontology. Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research, Periodontology 2000 and Clinical & Experimental Dental Research and Editor of the Australian Dental Journal and Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology. Awards include the Straumann/IADR Award for Periodontal Regenerative Medicine and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease. Research interests include periodontal/systemic health interrelationships and the use of stem cells for periodontal regeneration. He has authored over 320 scientific articles.
Yuichi Izumi
Councillor
Japan
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Huan Xin Meng
Councillor
China
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Yuniarti Soeroso
Councillor
Indonesia
- Staff member of under-graduate and post-graduate program Depart of Periodontology. Faculty of Dentistry University of Indonesia, Jl. Salemba Raya no. 4, Jakarta Pusat since 1983.
- Head of Specialist Programe, Depart of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia (2016-2021).
- Head of Indonesian Society of Periodontology (IPERI) (2011-2017).
- Head of Depart of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia (2004-2008).
- Director of Dental Hospital Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia (2000-2006).
- Secretary of SEAADE ( South East Asia Association for Dental Education (2008-2010).
- Councillor of Asia Pacific society of Periodontology (2013-2019).
Warwick Duncan
Councillor
New Zealand
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Nannette Vergel De Dios
Councillor
Philippines
The Philippines has been a member country of the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology (APSP) since its organizational meeting in Japan in 1993. The Dean of the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry, Dr. Natividad Gervasio, represented the Philippines then. In 1995, having just completed the Master of Dental Science in Periodontics degree from the University of Queensland in 1992, I represented the Philippines as Country Speaker in the 1 st APSP Meeting held in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, continuing to be as such in succeeding APSP Meetings until 1999 and in 2005, 2007 & 2015.
I was the founding Vice-president of the Philippine Society of Periodontology (PSP) and a retired Associate Professor of Periodontics of the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry. I am also retiring from private specialist practice this year while remaining as the Chair, of the Philippine Board of Periodontology, the accreditation body of the PSP
Narongsak Laosrisin
Councillor
Thailand
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Abul Kalam Joarder
Country Representative
Bangladesh
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Errol Devamanoharan
Country Representative
Brunei
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Sok Chea
Country Representative
Cambodia
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Paul Lin
Country Representative
Taiwan
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Leenu Maimanuku
Country Representative
Fiji
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Stanley Lai
Country Representative
Hong Kong
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AR Pradeep
Country Representative
India
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Oyunkhishig Khishigdorg
Country Representative
Mongolia
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Tin Tun Hia
Country Representative
Myanmar
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Shaili Pradhan
Country Representative
Nepal
Currently working as the Chief consultant Dental Surgeon, Head and Professor in Department of Dental Surgery, Bir Hospital, NAMS, under Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu, Nepal. I am also the Coordinator of academic program MDS Periodontology and Oral Implantology and have two residents enrolled under my guidance every year. I am the first Periodontist of my country Nepal, I completed my MDS in Periodontics in 1999 from College of Dental Surgery, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
I am the founder president of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (2014). I served as the President for 3 years from 2014 till 2017 and conducted national conferences, post graduate conventions and clinical meetings. I am actively involved in any program of NSPOI till date. Currently I have taken over as the chief editor on Journal of Nepalese Society of Periodontology and Oral Implantology in 2019 got the journal indexed in NEPJOL, NEPMED. Under my leadership, NSPOI got affiliated with APSP in 2017.
Chang Kok Meng
Country Representative
Singapore
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Nguyen Hong Minh
Country Representative
Vietnam
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