UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) Universitas Airlangga has held another inauguration and dentist oath-taking. There were 43 dentists from FKG UNAIR, sworn in and taken oath at Graha BIK-IPTEKDOK Faculty of Medicine (FK) on Wednesday, January 17. They consisted of 31 dentists and 12 dental specialists.
In this event, M. Choirul Umam Nurmalik as the new dentists representative in his speech invited his colleagues to express their gratitude to their respective parents. Without their supports, prayers, and direction, they may not be new dentists.
“In addition, our gratitude should also be given to our teachers. Forgive us if all this time there are unpleasant things, “he said. “This is the beginning of our struggle,” he added.
Meanwhile, representing the new dental specialist, Drg Nugroho Setyawan Sp. BM who is from the Army also gave similar statement. He said his gratitudes and then the Director of Dental and Oral Hospital (RSGM) UNAIR, Prof. Coen who is also Head of Indonesian Dentists Association (PDGI) said that taking the oath is a concrete form of covenant to perform devotion.
“This oath is a promise of us all to participate and dedicate ourselves for the benefit of people,” he explained.
The next speech was delivered by the Dean of FKG UNAIR Dr. R. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M.Kes. In his speech, Darmawan stated that the 43 dentists who had taken oath add the number of dentists from FKG UNAIR who will take part in the community. Since the beginning of dental education in 1927, he added, there are total of 5,319 people who have been sworn.
“FKG has performed for 90 years,” he said.
And then the Rector of UNAIR was represented by Junaidi Khotib, S.Si., M.Kes., Ph.D., as Vice Rector IV. He said that in the future new dentists and specialists should be able to perform service by prioritizing professional ethics and humanity.
“I hope all of you can maintain the noble tradition of the profession and always maintain the good name of the alma mater,” he said.
Author: Feri Fenoria
Editor: Nuri Hermawan