THE RESEARCH UNIT OF FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, GADJAH MADA UNIVERSITY
One point of the vision of Gadjah Mada University is to be world class research university. Therefore, as part of Gadjah Mada University, Faculty of Dentistry has to participate and doing active role in scientific research and publication. At the faculty level the activities of research are managed by the Vice Dean for Research, Community service and Coopreration or Vice Dean II, assisted by Research Unit.
The obligations of research Unit are to assist the Vice Dean II in managing the research of staff which are financially supported by faculty and managing the Research Laboratory in Faculty of Dentistry, Gadjah Mada University. For supporting the staff and students’ research activities, since 2004 the Laboratory of Integrated Research has been opened. The Laboratory is located in the north wing of the 5th floor of Faculty Dentistry – OECF building, equipped by advanced dental research instruments. The development of the laboratory was financially supported by the PIU-OECF project loan from Japan Government.
However, after the advanced dental research instruments have been provided, some problems were appeared. There are not enough skilled human resources for running the instruments optimally, such as technicians and technical manager. All of the instruments have not been used optimally yet. The other problems has to be faced is not enough maintenance fund.
Fortunately, in 2013 the Integrated Research Laboratory has opportunity getting grant for laboratory accreditation of SNI ISO/IEC 17025-2008 from the BOPTN fund 2013 affiliated with the Gadjah Mada University Integrated Laboratory of Research and Experiment (LPPT UGM). With this affiliated grant we hope be able to gradually improve the technicians’ competency, experiment methods, the management of materials and instruments, and also the environment of laboratory, toward the world class laboratory standard, ISO 17025-2005.
The Faculty of dentistry Integrated Research Laboratory provide research facilities, such as material and instruments, for academic staff and under graduate and graduate students from inside and outside of Faculty of dentistry, organizing course of standard research methods and etc. The research facilities which are available in the Integrated Research Laboratory, such as dental materials experiment test, protein analysis, cell culture, binocular and trinocular microscope, inverted microscope and etc.
VISION AND MISSION
Referred from the Faculty of Dentistry vision, being the world class research faculty, the Integrated Research Laboratory as a part of the Faculty of Dentistry, has to support in realizing the vision. The vision and mision of Integrated Research Laboratory are, namely:
Being an excellent laboratory in the dental research, national and international distinguishable and capable for global competition.
- To plan and provide research facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry and public society.
- To improve the management, technique and methods which are relation with the implementation of the science and technology
- To develop research facilities and collaboration in developing product and services based on standard quality of technology
- To provide the skilled and qualified personnel for research, and improving experiment system and methods for public society.
- To provide facilities for molecular and cellular level research
- To improve experiment services
The organization of Integrated Research Laboratory as follows:
Head / Technical manager : drg. Sri Kuswandari, MS, SpKGA, PhD
Secretary : drg. Retno Ardhani, MSc
Accountant : drg. Aryan Morita, MSc
Administrative : Bunga Artika, STP
Instrument expert for microhardness tester : drg. Aryan Morita, MSc
Instrument expert for oral chroma-gas chromatography : Dr. drg. Dewi Agustina, MDSc
Technition I : Bunga Artika, STP
Technition II : Ari Jimi Febrianto, SSi
Technition III for oral chroma-gas chromatography :Admi Anggarawaty, AMKG