UNAIR NEWS – There were 39 lecturers of Periodontics gathering in Surabaya, May 4, to share vision. The purpose of this activity was to review the curriculum of periodontics in all Dental Medicine Education Institutions (IPDG) in Indonesia.
In his speech, the Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). Dr. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M. Kes said that the background of this idea was the high failure level of competency examination of Indonesian dentist profession program (UKMP2DG). One of the contributing factors was that there were different vision in solving the problem. There are 30 IPDG and they often have different terms in the field of Dental Medicine.
Added by Widyastuti, drg., Sp.Perio., lecturer of Periodontics FKG Hang Tuah University Surabaya, similar curriculum among dentists of educational institutions in Indonesia was long-awaited and needed.
“The purpose of this activity is to have similarity in materials, clinical requirements, terms, references, and assessment that is adjusted to the standard of competence of Indonesian dentist education in 2016,” said the dentist who served as Deputy Director of Dental and Oral Hospital Hang Tuah, Surabaya .
In addition, continued Widyastuti, for clinical authority as a general practice dentist after graduating into a dentist. Expectation from this event was able to increase success rate of competence exam of professional program students.
Similar thing was also conveyed by lecturer of Periodontics of Muhammadiyah University of Semarang, Puspito Ratih, drg., Sp.Perio.
” Alhamdulillah, the event was a success, we got a lot of inputs, ideas, and suggestions so that the learning process can be better for students and the development of Periodontics,” explained Puspito.
Hopefully, this similar vision becomes an effective way to improve the quality of Periodontic teaching and improve the quality of future graduates. (*)
Author: PR FKG UNAIR
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh