Dear Doctors, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with my great pleasure and honour to announce the upcoming 16th Scientific Meeting and Refresher Course in Dentistry 2013 (KPPIKG 2013) of the Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia. The KPPIKG has become our tri-annual continuing dental education event for our faculty as part of obligation as an academic institution to foster advancement in dental service for the improvement of dental health care, especially in Indonesia. The meeting itself has a far-reaching influence, both nationally and internationally, as we invite high-caliber international and national speakers to update our knowledge.
This time, we have selected “Shaping the Future of Oral Health: Bridging Science, Competence and Clinical Practice” as our theme of the meeting. Our main objectives are to provide our dental professionals, from academicians, researchers and clinicians, with the most adequate and update knowledge in dentistry, and not just merely skills. This is the occasion where academicians and researchers are challenged to undertake more scientific research in order to employ new technology or paradigm in the dental field to meet clinical challenges. As for clinicians, it has been a global paradigm to undertake dental procedures following the “evidence-based” dental practice; hence updated knowledge is of utmost importance for the advancement of dental care in our community according to their ethical and professional competence.
Therefore, I am inviting all of you to attend and participate in this event and it is my sincerest wish that we would all benefited from the sharing of knowledge, partnership, networking and friendship; and strengthen an intertwining communications amongst academicians, researchers, dentists, dental specialists, dental auxiliaries, students and industries to promote better dental health care for the community in Indonesia.
Prof. Bambang Irawan, DDS, PhD
Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia
Dear Honored Colleagues,
It is my great pleasure to announce you that “The 16th International Scientific Meeting in Dentistry (KPPIKG2013)” held by Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia which themed “Shaping the Future of Oral Health: Bridging Science, Competence and Clinical Practice” is coming soon. We are going to organize not only a number of distinguished international and national speakers that provide updates and advances in dental education, but also researches and technologies which certainly will meet clinical science and applications. They will share with us the experience and quality of dental professionals in serving oral health care to the community since it is our obligation to keep our colleagues well-informed on the advances and challenges in the global community of dentistry.
Numerous dental and non-dental exhibitors will showcase their latest and modern instruments, dental material products and dental equipments with new innovations and technologies in the biggest dental trade exhibition ever had in Indonesia. The Jakarta Convention Center, the biggest convention center in Indonesia will be the venue of this event. Over two thousands national and international participants, including dentist, dental specialist, dental nurses, dental students, dental related producers and suppliers, and participants from other disciplines will join this spectacular event. Hereby, I would like to invite you all and am looking forward to your participation.
Armasastra Bahar, DDS, PhD