UNAIR NEWS – A total of 54 best teams from 22 zones scattered in various regions of Indonesia, showed their best performance in 2018 Dentistry Intellectual Challenge (DENTINE) 2018 semifinals.
Competition held by Faculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga on Saturday, January 27, leaving 10 best teams to be able to continue the next round in the final DENTINE 2018. Fierce competition shown between teams, hard work and sweat spilled from 10 best teams on the round until 5 teams qualified for the Grand Final round.
In the grand final round, the best teams competed in an instant quick session and analysis questions. The final was between 2 teams from SMAN 5 Surabaya, SMAN 1 Tuban, SMAN 2 Jombang, and SMAN 1 Surakarta. From that round, finally one team from SMAN 5 Surabaya headed by Jonathan Mzimillian won the first place of DENTINE 2018 and followed by another team of SMAN 5 Surabaya as the overall winner of DENTINE 2018.
“It feels great to win at DENTINE 2018 with a fierce championship battle. Moreover, all the final questions were basic dentistry materials, “said Jonathan Mzimillian as the head of the SMAN 5 Surabaya team who won in various high school Olympiad events, such as DENTINE 2018.
Azza Mi’raj Alfadhila with his team from SMAN 1 Trenggalek were also delighted to be the first winner of DESCOM (Dental Essay Competition) 2018. Their innovation entitled “Play Your Teeth” was voted the best innovation at DESCOM 2018.
“We did not expect to be the first winner of DESCOM 2018. We did not know what to prepare. Thanks to the help of the group members, the teachers, and our seniors from SMAN 1 Trenggalek, “Azza said. “Play your teeth is a game like a monopoly where every space contains everything about teeth like tooth structure, dental disease and others,” he added.
The final presentation of the 2018 DESCOM competition took place on Sunday afternoon, January 28 and SMAN 1 Trenggalek won the 1st place. SMAN 2 Lamongan team was the 2nd place, and the SMAN 1 Denpasar team was the 3rd place.
Author: Ulfi Putriadi G & Y Merlindika S
Editor: Nuri Hermawan