FKG USU held the 61st Anniversary event at the USU arena on Thursday, November 03, 2022. This event is the culmination of a series of activities to enliven the FKG USU Anniversary by holding various scientific activities and also performances such as traditional dances and choirs by USU students. This event was attended by all lecturers, alumni, employees, and students of FKG USU.
FKG USU Anniversary was officially opened by the USU Rector, Dr. Muryanto Amin, S.Sos., M.Si, followed by cutting of turmeric cone-shaped rice accompanied by the Dean of FKG USU, Dr. drg. Essie Octiara, Sp. KGA and her staff. In his remarks, the Rector conveyed several important points for all leaders and members of FKG USU regarding the challenges that the faculty will face in the future. "In the era of globalization and the advancement of the world of education, we must quickly grasp the issues around academics, and one of the important things is that we have to have the courage to let our students go study at foreign campuses, do the lecturers dare?", one of his remarks. He also hopes for the progress of FKG USU next year through the FKG USU student exchange program to foreign universities in order to transfer knowledge and the education system to each other. The Dean of FKG USU also explained the situation and achievements made by the faculty during 2022 with several results related to students, lecturers, and the faculty in general.
The event was continued with a scientific oration delivered by Prof. Mei Syafriadi, M.DSc., Ph.D from the Universitas Jember with the topic "Immune Escape Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Salivary Gland Tumors". In addition, scientific activities were also filled with panel discussions with the theme of "Dental Tourism: Opportunities and challenges for dentists" which was presented by moderator Hendry Rusdy, drg, M.Kes., Sp.BM(K) and 3 resource persons, namely Destamul Aulia, S.KM., MBA., M.Ec., Ph.d (Chairperson of the Medan City Medical Tourism Board), Iskandar Muda Siregar, drg, Sp.Ort (Head of Dental SMP Dr. Pringadi Meda) and Christian Andri, drg, MDSc (Founder of Ladental Clinic Group and FKG USU Alumni). This panel discussion was the closing in a series of peak events for the Anniversary.