UNAIR NEWS – To face the end of 2019, Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) Universitas Airlangga through FKG Dean R. Darmawan Setijanto, Dr. drg., M.Kes. explained the outlook or foresight of FKG UNAIR’s plan for 2020. One of the plans and breakthroughs that will be taken in the outlook is the use of artificial intelligence (Al) and digital dentistry in medical and research.
In line with the spirit of sustainable development goals in 2030, drg. Darmawan considered that modern dentists today cannot only understand medical field without learning the technology as an implementation of modern dentistry. The quality improvement is certainly in line with various international accreditations and certifications FKG UNAIR has achieved, such as AUN-QA, AIMS, ASIIN, and so forth.
“We are improving the use of technology in medical and research for two reasons. First, of course, to further improve our quality and output in the midst of the industrial revolution 4.0. AI technology itself is applied to dental education, dental public health, clinical practice, and various other aspects. Most of this technology has been applied by our graduates, “he said.
“Secondly, we see that dental health problems in Indonesia are still very high. Take for example the problem of dental caries, until 2019 the number did not go down, even though each year the graduates of dentistry are increasing. For this reason, we use AI technology to improve the handling of problems, “added drg. Darmawan.
Meanwhile, the use of big data is intended for digital dentistry which contains all medical information such as therapeutic plans, medical data and records, diagnoses, and so on. By 2020, FKG UNAIR can participate in the provision of world big data destistry globally interlinked and traced maximally.
The Outlook was announced following excellent performance of FKG UNAIR in 2019. One of them was seen in the achievements obtained in international journal publications. As of October 2019, 104 journal papers were successfully indexed by Scopus. It exceeds expectations because initially FKG was only targeted to produce 26 international publications by 2019. Furthermore, there are also international cooperation and sister school programs with several countries such as South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Thailand, to realize goals of 2020 FKG outlook.
“To realize this outlook, we are working with many parties, including alumni, the government, and international researchers. In fact, this year we will co-host 8th Hiroshima Conference in Surabaya. We hope that this collaboration will have a significant impact on the quality of our human resources, “he concluded. (*)
Author: Intang Arifia
Editor: Feri Fenoria