Message from the Dean

Dr. R. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M.Kes

Dr. R. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M.Kes
The Dean
Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga is the first and leading research based institution for dental education in Indonesia. Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga has produced the majority of Indonesian dentists, serving the country over the past decades. The National Accreditation Agency has given an “A”, while The Internal Quality Assurance Agency based on ISO 9001 : 2008, IWA2 and MBNQA has given the title of Excellence Leader to Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga.

In accordance with our mission, the academic process is based on mutual respect to the entire community and stakeholders (respect), honesty and responsibility (integrity).

Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga is equipped with a Dental Hospital. Hospital-based learning helps the students develop to be sufficiently professional dentists with regard to knowledge, skills, attitudes, and reflective practice in serving the patients (compassion) resulting in the improvement of the community life quality as a whole (healing).

In addition to the Bachelor Program in Dental Surgery and Professional Program in Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga also organizes Master Study Program of Dental Science and Specialistic Degree Programs: namely Conservative dentistry specialist program, Periodontal specialistic degree program, Pediatric Dentistry specialist program, Prosthodontics specialist program, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program, Oral Medicine specialistic degree program, and Orthodontics specialist program. In the implementation of education, FKG Unair has 15 Professors, 65 Ph.D and 102 Masters and Specialists.

Providing comfortable academic atmosphere is our priority (Stewardship). In order to improve the quality of our research-based education, we provide a research center and publications namely E-journal organized by 13 departments and one nationally accredited online journal. In 2016 Faculty of Dentistry has facilitated 51 Research Staff And Students in the form of monetary support, in the amount of 3.4 billion rupiah. We expect to generate 40 international publications, 70 national publications and 15 patents this year (Innovative).

Achieving the target of 40 international publications per year was boosted by the international collaboration study, International Dental Course, Staff Exchange, Student Exchange generated from eight international cooperation with the Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima University, Osaka University, Kagoshima University, Niigata University, Tohoku University, Kyushu University, Chosun University, School of Stomatology, Peking University, China and the University of Malaya. The continuation of international research collaboration is ensured by the presence of four visiting Professor of Hiroshima and Kagoshima (Teamwork).

Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University become a leader in the implementation of sustainable study for dentists and dental specialists as well as revolving the community empowerment in terms of improving dental health independently (Excellence).

All the faculty values, respect, integrity, compassion, healing, stewardship, innovative, teamwork and excellence were combined in “RICH SITE”. The faculty articulates the “RICH SITE” as the most precious platform where students, educators and all academic members learn, work, and develop skills together.

Dr. R. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M.Kes
The Dean