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AGO Medical AND Educational Center

Ago Medical and Educational Center aims to provide a curricular experience that is directed to give dental students a sound foundation in the basic health science. The straight 6-year curriculum shall provide the students adequate theoretical knowledge, intensive clinical, hospital and community exposures that will enrich the required competency in the prevention, diagnostic and treatment of oral diseases. To equip the students basic administrative and supervisory skills necessary to the resolution of clinic management concerns.

Specific Objectives:

The Dental education aims to prepare the graduates to be globally competitive for the following task:
Providing quality oral health care.
Providing proper patient education.
Community service delivery.
Conduct basic and clinical researches.
Application of business principles, entrepreneurship, practices and processes
Proper patient management and treatment, and
Ethical/legal/moral applications in detal practice.

Dean: Dr Natri Joyce A. Elvira
Address Rizal St. Old Albay, Legazpi City Philippines 4501
Tel No:(052) – 820-5877
Fax No.(052)481-1155
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Adventist University of the Philippines

The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) College of Dentistry is a residential campus established by a group of misionaries and operated by the SDA Church in the Philippines authorized to offer both Pre-dentistry and 4 year Dentistry proper course. Its mission is to provide holistic quality Seventh-day Adventist Christian education in a nurturing environment of campus living. In 2003, it was awarded an Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education. Accredited by the ACSCU – AAI – Accredited by the International Board of Education Accredited by the Theological Education of South East Asia Dean : Marissa Hizon-Virgines, DDM, MPH Master in Public Health Adventist University of the Philippines, 2004 Preceptorship Program in Orthodontics, 1997 Doctor of Dental Medicine ManilaCentral University, 1987


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Cebu Doctors University

The College of Dentistry boasts of its modern and spacious dental infirmary on the ground floor with the following sections including Oral Surgery,Clinical Endodontics / Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry and Clinical Prosthodontics, respectively.

The reputation of the university has always been one of academic excellence and rigid clinical training. Under close supervision and meticulous scrutiny, the students perform almost a thousand dental procedures annually. The present Dean, Dr. Imelda P. Montuerto, DMD, in her term has produced three students who copped first place in the dental board examinations under her brilliant tutelage. Aside from these achievements, the Profession Regulation Commission (PRC) ranked Cebu Doctors’ University – College of Dentistry first place among 26 dental schools nationwide on countless occasions, with passing percentages ranging in the highest percentile.

Currently, Cebu Doctors’ University – College of Dentistry is proudly regarded as one of the best dental colleges nationwide.


Centro Escolar

Centro Escolar University School of Dentistry

The Centro Escolar University School of Dentistry has one of the most number of dental students accepted in the departments providing an integrated dental platform that is at par with international dental universities. Boasting with its modern dental learning equipment simulators, dental infirmary, x-ray facilities, and laboratories, the university has focused its students on a patient-centered clinical care. Address: Centro Escolar University, 2nd Flr. Dent-Sci Bldg., 9 Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila City Contact details: (+632) 734-20-73 loc. 214 Dean: Dr. Pearly P. Lim



National University

The National University is the oldest university in the Philippines established by a young visionary Don Mariano Fortunato Jhocson in 1900. Formerly known as Colegio Filipino, the College of Dentistry was opened in 1922 starting with only a handful of students. In the last quarter of year 2008, the SM Group of Companies acquired majority ownership of the National University that paved the way for the infrastructure of all departments including the College of Dentistry in hopes to build and upgrade its facilities that will help its students achieve academic excellence. Through a continuous modernization and upgrading program the National University will soon have an 8 storey modern design building with two units of escalators and four units of elevators. Address: National University, F. Jhocson, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines 1008 Contact Details: (632) 712-1900/(632) 743-7951 Dean: Dr Joseph Lim



University of the East

The University of the East (UE) is among the top universities that have cultivated and bred some of the Philippine’s top achievers and dynamic leaders of the country. For decades, it has developed a comprehensive educational platform that has forged its ties with international universities which includes the Aichi-Gakuin University School of Dentistry (Japan), Nagasaki University School of Dentistry (Japan), Niigata University Faculty of Dentistry (Japan), University de Rennes I School of Dentistry (France), New York University College of Dentistry (USA). Today, the university has created four speciality courses collectively known as POPE— short for Periodontics, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics designed to provide dental graduates with continuing dental education whose aim is to enrich their dental specialties. Address: 2219 CM Recto Ave., Manila Philippines 1008 Contact details: (632) 735-54-71 loc 603 – 604 Dean: Dr Rhodora Luciano



UP College of Dentistry

The UP College of Dentistry is among the first dental institution established in the Philippines on September 1915. Composed of (3) departments: Basic Health Sciences, Clinical Dental Health Sciences, and Community Dentistry, all three were created to establish the three-fold institutional objectives accomplished by the students to become scientifically knowledgeable, technically capable and socially sensitive. The UP College of Dentistry is also the pioneer for graduate course in Orthodontics which is the first Masters of Science in Dentistry degree in the Philippines. Address: UP College of Dentistry, Pedro Gil cor Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines 1000 Contact details: (+632) 302-3983 Dean: Dr Vicente Medina III

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About the Author: Dr Johanna Rosette Po is a graduate of the University of the East College of Dentistry. In 2004, she received her doctorate degree in molecular biology from Hokkaido University, specializing in cancer research. She continues to hold practice in Manila and teaches part-time at the Cranio-Facial Foundation of the Philippines and the University of the East.

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