Trisakti University’s Faculty of Dentistry (FKG Usakti) is one of the nine faculties in Trisakti University. FKG Usakti was founded on 29 November 1965. Trisakti University is a private university founded by the government through Decree of the Minister of PTIP No. 014/dar/65 No.014/dar/65. Beginning with the graduation and taking the oath to six dentists in 1968, FKG Usakti began to move forward into the period of institution and physical developments. In 1972, through the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia No. 091/u/1972, FKG Usakti received STATUS DISAMAKAN (STATUS OF EQUIVALENT), a status that means that FKG Usakti is equivalent to other state faculties of dentistry. In 1975, FKG Usakti succeeded in building a three-story Educational Clinic building, equipped with modern devices to provide a better quality education.
FKG Usakti building main gate (1965-1991)
Department of Conservative Dentistry (1965–1975)
Waiting Room of FKG Usakti’s Educational Clinic Bulding (1975–1993)
In 1995, there was the inauguration of the new Campus B building for the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Medicine, which has 7 floors. FKG Usakti has modern dental facilities as well as fully air-conditioned lecture halls and audio-visual equipment. In addition to an increase in facilities and infrastructure, in the same year a new curriculum was implemented; the 2 Level Education Program based on the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia No. 0310/u/1994. The educational programs are: Academic Education Program (undergraduate with a total of 145 credits) with a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (SKG) and Professional Education Program as Dentist.
In 1998, from the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT), FKG Usakti obtained an A plus rating and through a decree No. 001/BAN-PT/Ak-I/VIII/1998, FKG Usakti was appointed as the Supervisor of the Dentistry Education Study Program in Indonesia. Through the A accreditation status, FKG Usakti was entrusted with fostering the Mahasaraswati University’s Faculty of Dentistry in Bali from 1998 to 2001, so that the Undergraduate Dentistry Education Study Program (S1) at Mahasaraswati University in 2002 was accredited by BAN-PT with a B rating. As an effort for academic development, FKG Usakti established the Master Program in Dentistry on October 14, 1998 through the Decree of the Directorate of Higher Education No. 370/Dikti/Kep/1998. Henceforth, this program is named the Master of Dentistry Study Program (PS MIKG FKG Usakti). At the beginning of its establishment, the management of PS MIKG FKG Usakti was under the Trisakti University Postgraduate Program, but since September 1, 2003 it has been managed by FKG Usakti through Rector’s Decree No. 10/USAKTI/SKR/VI/2003.
Through a Continuous Improvement approach, FKG Usakti has managed to maintain the “A” accreditation status from BAN-PT since 2004. All the more, in 2003 FKG Usakti obtained accredited status from the Malaysian government. In addition, from 2006 to 2009 FKG Usakti was sought out to develop a Dental College in Kuala Lumpur, namely the Malaysian Alliance Health Science Academy (MAHSA), so that in 2009 it was accredited by the Malaysian government and could be independent. In 2007 FKG Usakti established the Faculty of Dentistry in Sultan Agung University, Semarang. As an effort to develop the profession, FKG Usakti established the Specialist of Conservative Dentistry Education Study Program (PS PDGS KG FKG Usakti) in 2009. In 2010 FKG Usakti was re-accredited based on the Decree of BAN PT Number: 020/BAN-PT/Ak- XIII/S1/X/2010 concerning the results of the Accreditation Ranking of the Faculty of Dentistry, Trisakti University with the status of “Accredited with A Rank”.
In 2015, LAM-PTKes which was formed by BAN PT granted an “A” accreditation to the Dentistry Education Study Program of FKG Usakti based on LAM-PTKes decision No: 0004/LAM-PTKes/Akr/Sar/IX/2015 dated 21 September 2015, as well as an “A” accreditation for the Dental Profession Study Program FKG Usakti through SK LAM-PTKes No: 0005/LAM-PTKes/Akr/Pro/IX/2015 dated 21 September 2015. In 2016, PS PDGS KG FKG Usakti obtained an “A” accreditation from LAM-PTKES for the Specialist of Conservative Dentistry Study Program through decree No 0555/LAM-PTKes/Akr/Spe/V/2016; this accreditation is valid until 2021. In 2017, PS MIKG obtained a “B” accreditation through decree No 0148/LAM-PTKes/Akr/Mag/IV/2017; this accreditation is valid until 2022. In 2020, LAM-PTKes grants an “A” accreditation to the Dentistry Education Study Program FKG Usakti based on LAM-PTKes decision No: 0678/LAM-PTKES/Akr/Sar/XII/2020, as well as A accreditation for Dental Profession Study Program, Faculty of Dentistry, Usakti through SK LAM-PTKes No: 0679/LAM-PTKES/Akr/Sar/XII/2020.
Other success indicators can be seen from the increasing number of new student applicants, development of lecturers’ quality, achievements of lecturers’ scientific works including producing designs and technological works patented by the Director General of Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, as well as student research that is able to compete with other dentistry students in both national and ASEAN levels. In addition, there exists an Affiliate Unit which is an effort to utilize academic potential to be able to generate funds other than funds obtained from students.
In implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, FKG Usakti collaborates with FKG Usakti’s Dental Hospital (RSGM FKG Usakti). RSGM FKG Usakti has been accredited with “PARIPURNA” status from SNARS 2018 edition from the Hospital Accreditation Committee (KARS) and has been confirmed as an Educational-RSGM (RSGM-P) on June 5, 2020 by the Indonesian Ministry of Health. In 2020 Trisakti University has upgraded the facilities of the RSGM-P FKG Usakti by creating 27 negative pressure clinic rooms, to deal with the global Covid-19 pandemic. The RSGM-P FKG Usakti has a dual function, namely in addition to being a hospital-based clinical learning facility, which is expected to improve the competency quality of dentist graduates, as well as a dental health service facility for the general public that can generate supporting funds for FKG Usakti.
FKG Usakti is an inseparable part of the national education system which significantly participates in cultivating and educating the nation’s youth, especially in the field of dentistry. To this day, FKG Usakti has more than 6000 alumni spread throughout the country and even abroad–namely the United States, Australia, the Netherlands and others. To become a reliable and leading Faculty of Dentistry, at an international standard, it still requires enthusiasm, hard work and prayers from the entire academic community and alumni wherever they are.
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