More than 2800 senior high school teams from 19 different regions were competing at DENTINE (Dentistry Intellectual Challenge) this Sunday, 20th of January 2019 which held by Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga. Surabaya itself, as the main region with the largest participants, successfully accommodate more than 750 teams on the preliminary round.
The opening ceremony at Surabaya region was attended by the first vice dean, Prof. Anita Yuliati, drg., M.Kes, student supervisors, Dr. Anis Irmawati, drg. Mkes and Imam Syafari Azhar, drg., M.Kes, president of student union, RM. Luqman Adi Wiratama Nurrobi, and also DENTINE 2019 chief executive, Rafi Ardhito. This ceremony was held at Faculty of Dental Medicine Campus, Universitas Airlangga.
On the previous years, DENTINE only held offline test at schools in each region. But this year, for the first time online exam held to accommodate students from outside those 19 regions who want to participate in this competition. This breaktrough greeted enthusiastically by senior high school students, proved by hundreds of team who participate. Bandung, Balikpapan, and Banjarmasin are regions with the largest participants in this online test.
The event was held simustaneously on 19 regions, precisely at 09.15 WIB for offline procedure and 09.00 for online procedure on the website. The work duration was 70 minutes for offline test and 60 minutes for online test. The champions from each region immediately announced within the same day, and the 3 winning teams from each region will continue their fight in the semifinal round on 27thJanuary 2019 at Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga.
Rafi Ardhito, as the chief executive said that we need to introduce about dental medicine more to senior high school students through this event because a lot of students are curious about this profesion. He also hopes that every achievement that successfully achieved this year will be continued and improved next year.