Educational Philosophy of Faculty
Demands for Indonesian dental professional distribution in all of Indonesian region, needs for global dental education’s reputation (QS Rank), anticipating Indonesian Demography Bonus 2030 in the era of Industrial revolution 4.0 lead Faculty of Dental Medicine Airlangga University’s commitment to foster an environment of mutual respect, integrity, compassion, healing, stewardship, innovation, teamwork and excellence (RICH-SITE).
Our goal is breeding “seven stars dentist” (care provider, decision maker, manager, communicator, community leader, researcher, creator and innovator) to be globally recognize professional dental medicine through our comparative and competitive excellences, due to our experience for nearly 90 years Dentistry training in Indonesia.
We provide excellence “local-wisdom” and modern clinical training in Dental Hospital within the Faculty, and we also expose the students to outreach community empowerment settings as part of their learning experience. We have excellent facilities for students to local and global research of biological basis of disease, develop communication skills and professional behaviors, and, modern techniques for diagnosing and treating oral diseases as well.
Our educational method is to challenge students, to facilitate their growth to their full potential and to improve self recognition of their strength and weakness at academic and profession training program level as a unity. Our academic program is designed to equip new graduates with the skills they need to practice dentistry safely and independently in profession program. Our students are trained using clinical simulation initially before progressing to patient care in dedicated clinics. We encourage the development of critical thinking skills as part of the lifelong learning process in the research-based education culture setting. We accept personal responsibility for our interactions with patients and colleagues and we encourage one another through constructive guidance.
We believe this educational philosophy requires integrity, clear communication, compassion for others, and enthusiasm for the dental profession. This team philosophy will be the foundation of all our endeavors, even in challenging times. In this way, we will continue to achieve academic and clinical excellence, create lifelong search professional partnerships, and provide lasting contributions to the greater community. We continue to refine and update our curriculum so that it compares with the best in the world.