UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) UNAIR held an oath-taking ceremony of dentists and dental specialists. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony was held online and streamed live on YouTube on Monday, September 28, 2020. There were 62 dentists and 25 dental specialists sworn that day.
After symbolically handing over diplomas to graduates and the oath of dentists, dental specialists and alumni were taken, Dean of Faculty of Dental Medicine UNAIR R. Darmawan Setijanto, Dr. drg., M.Kes delivered his remarks. In his remarks, he said that he was proud of UNAIR as it can still adapt and run even amid COVID-19 pandemic. It was proven its ability to carry out its obligation, to inaugurate dentists and dental specialists who had completed their education.
“The oath that was just made by the graduates was not merely an oath. This oath is a form of the destiny from God Almighty that you will dedicate your life to humanity as dentists. From now on, the graduates will be trusted to dedicate their expertise to the welfare of mankind and the oath will be held accountable to God in afterlife, “he said.
The remarks from Dean of FKG UNAIR was followed by remarks from Rector UNAIR which was represented by Vice Rector for Research, Innovation and Community Development Prof. Dr. Bambang Sektiari Lukiswanto, DEA. On that occasion, Prof. Bambang said that with the inauguration of dentist and dental specialists, UNAIR had graduated 5,740 dentists since 1948 and 1,146 dental specialists since 1990. He also said that graduates should not only cultivate their expertise in line of work, but also in the world of service.
“Why the world of service? Because in essence, medical professions are in the world of service. A profession, in addition to being as a place to work and earn an income, doctor is actually a profession for community service in health sector. So, don’t do this profession solely as a way to earn a living, “he explained.
In his remarks, Prof. Bambang also reminded the graduates to be ready for tough challenges as professionals. He also said that health problems and the dentist profession are becoming increasingly complex, because they require other disciplines. It means that the dentistry profession still requires multi-disciplinary knowledge, so dentists should not stop learning.
At the end, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine professor also encouraged the graduates to be proud of being graduates from a university with excellent reputation which firmly adhered to its tradition of Excellence with Morality, UNAIR.
Author: Pradnya Wicaksana
Editor: Nuri Hermawan