The 2nd International Conference Brawijaya Dentistry 2020 (ICBD 2020) is an annual international academic conference organized by Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Brawijaya dedicated for providing an interdisciplinary platform to exchange ideas, sharing new insight and most advanced breakthrough in the scope of higher education, scientific research and community outreach. With the background of current technological developments and the need to adapt to new norms, the theme this time is “Global trends in higher education, research, and community outreach: the future is now!”
ICBD 2020 has three main events. There are Virtual Conference, Oral Presentation, and Student Competition. The Virtual Conference presented national and international professional speakers for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, all dentists, and academicians. The Virtual Conference was held on November 28th – 29th, 2020 and December 5th – 6th, 2020.
The 1st series of Virtual Conference was held on Saturday, November 28th, 2020. The event was opened by MC Donny Ramadhan, S.KG then continued with singing national anthem “Indonesia Raya” and “Ksatria Brawijaya” by the Dentistry Brawijaya Choir (Denticho) team. The first welcome speech were given by the chief executive of ICBD 2020 Dr. Yuanita Lely Rachmawati, DDS, MPH., then followed by a second speech by the dean of FKG UB, Dr. Nur Permatasari, DDS, MMSc., who also opened the ICBD 2020 event.
The first series of Virtual Conference presents two international speakers:
1). Prof. Tsuyoshi Sugiura from Faculty of Dentistry Kagoshima University (Japan) with the presentation title, “Real Time Precision Diagnosis for The Early Detection of Oral Cancer”
2). Prof. Mohd Zobir Hussein, Ph.D from Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia) with the presentation title, “Engineered Nanomaterials for Nanotheranostics Applications: Graphene, Layered Double Hydroxide, and Ion Oxide Nanoparticles”
The conferences were moderated by Diah, DDS, Sp.Perio. The event took place from 8 AM to 11 AM.
The next event is Student Competition. The student competition provides an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students to present and discuss their latest research as well as cultivating collaboration amongst them. The competition consists of Research Competition, Case Report Competition, Literature Review Competition (Oral Presentation), Research Poster Competition, and Video Competition. The finalists present their works in front of the judges, moderator, and participants. The event took place from 11.30 AM to 2 PM.