Dental Access is a media publication created to enrich the minds of dental professionals on a regular basis. Breaking the conventional norm of continuing education, Dental Access offers a wide selection of educational tool that will facilitate training and seminars through the use of advanced e-learning technology. Harnessing a resource of information from its partners, a plethora of services like webinars, forums and Ebooks will provide access to our dental partners making communication fast, efficient and accurate.
Targeting dentists from all regions in the Philippines, and its neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Dental Access will increase its circulation throughout Asia including China, Japan and Korea. The success is dependent on our core values by maintaining one of the highest standard of learning readily available to all dentists. By measuring our goals on a Specific Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely (SMART) approach, we foresee a great future in dentistry.
CAMPAIGN SLOGAN: To Learn, Inspire and Engage.
Dental Access draws it strength from its health partners who constantly seek reliable and up – to – date dental information readily available for dental professionals. It is designed to be the hub for continuing education and communication through its live and recorded webinars, ebooks, a library of dental products and equipment, dental forums, and much more. Included herein are features on its latest dental technology, and an open forum allowing dentists to communicate and share their ideas on the web. A lively discussion among doctors is facilitated by our editorial board who charts the topics and direction of forums that is relevant to their clinical aptitude.
“It is in learning that we are inspired by others and therefore, we engage.” Anonymous
Advisory Board Members
Dr Claver Acero Jr.,Ph.D (Philippines)
Dr Claver Acero is a specialist in Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of the East in 1989. In 2001, he received his doctorate degree in Dental Science at the Okayama University in Japan where he earned his Ph.D degree. Dr. Acero is an author of numerous studies published in both local and international journals. Currently, he is a faculty of the University of the East, teaching both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr David Alesna (Philippines)
Dr. David Alesna is the Past President of Cebu Dental Chapter in 2004. He pursued a specialization in Prosthodontics where he was among the participants of Ivoclar Vivadent’s workshop in the United States adding more skill to his clinical prowess. In addition to his accomplishments, He was a former instructor at the Centro Escolar University in the Prosthodontics Section and professor at the Cebu Doctors University. To date, he is the co-founder and owner of the Green Apple Dental Clinic located in Cebu City.
Dr How Kim Chuan (Malaysia)
Dato’ Dr How received his dental degree in Singapore in 1991 and pursued his Masters in Orthodontics in London (1993). A well qualified clinician who possesses a number of postgraduate qualifications including Oral Surgery, Implantology, Laser and Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr How is both the Current Counsilor for FDI World Dental Federation and Chief Editor for Asia Pacific Dental Federation. Adding to his achievements, he is a Diplomate and Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologist (FICOI) and a Pioneer of Laser Dentistry in Malaysia, Dr How is among the International Advisor for the West African Journal of Orthodontics, and our new advisory board member of Dental Access.
Dr Kimberly Ray R.Fajardo (Philippines)
Dr. Kimberly Ray R. Fajardo is an alumni of the University of the East College of Dentistry (2009) and was a visiting scholar at the Seoul National University – Bundang Hospital in 2013. Dr. Kim pursued his postgraduate training courses from Straumann Dental Implants (Switzerland), Bicon Dental Implants (USA), Korean Academy of Periodontology (Seoul, South Korea), Bio Tooth Service (Seoul, South Korea) and the Global Academy of Osseointegration (Seoul, South Korea). Currently, Dr. Kim has been invited as a resource speaker for various dental schools, associations and specialty groups including the Annual Conventions of the Philippine Dental Association. Among his feats is when he co-authored and published a study entitled: “ The Antimicrobial Effect of Different Xylitol Concentrations on Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus Count” for the Journal of Restorative Dentistry. Today he is an Active Regular Member and Officer of the Philippine Prosthodontic Society, the Philippine Dental Association, Cavite Dental Chapter and the International Association for Orthodontics- Philippine Section.
Dr Maridin Munda-Lacson (Philippines)
Dr. Maridin Munda-Lacson is a Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics in New York University and a Board Examiner for Orthodontics. She is an Alumna of the UE College of Dentistry graduated with honors including the Most Distinguished Dental Clinician in 1992. Currently, she is a faculty of both the University of the East at the Post Graduate Orthodontic Department and NYU College of Dentistry at the Department of Biological Science.
Dr Ramonito Lee, PhD (Philippines)
Dr. Ramonito R. Lee is the Chief Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon of The Lapid Dental Center (LDCC). He made his Clinical Residency and Research (Full Scholar) Implant Group at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Tokyo, Japan. Currently he is a visiting consultant of St. Lukes Medical Center and a consultant of Johnson & Johnson (Phil.) Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Medical. Currently, he is a Fellow of the Philippine Academy of Implant Dentistry, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Philippine Section, Member of the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES), Member of the Academy of Osseointegration, Member of the International Association of Dental Research, Member of the Japan Society of Biomaterials, and Member of the Asia Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr Darwin Lim, PhD (Philippines)
Dr Darwin Lim is a Professor, Instructor and Head of Oral Surgery Department at the University of the East, College of Dentistry. He is the coordinator for Outreach Program, Hospital Dentistry and Continuing Education Seminars. He continually teaches in Oral Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Surgery. In addition he is a professor at the Post-Graduate Program teaching in Orthognatic Surgery, TMJ disorder Occlussion and Pain Management and CranioMaxilloFacial Radiology. Dr Darwin is an active Medical/Dental Staff of the Oral Maxilla-facial Surgery (OMFS) Department at Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines.
Dr Derek Mahony (Australia)
Dr Derek Mahony is a world renowned Specialist Orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect functional appliance therapy can afford patients in orthodontic treatment. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact such a combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits this philosophy provides from a practice management viewpoint. Dr Mahony is a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, International Orthodontic Journal and Spanish Journal of Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
Professor Alexandre Mersel (Israel)
Professor Alexandre Mersel was born in Strasbourg France. He earned his doctorate degree at the University of Lyon France. He specialized in Prosthodontics at the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine. He acted there as Director of Complete Dentures and Gerodontology. He was one of the founder and President of the European College of Gerodontology and also the President of the FDI Section of Gerodontology. He was elected as FDI Councilor and liaison officer for the Education Committee. He is currently:
– Senior Research Fellow, Department of Community Dentistry Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem,
– Chairman of the Education WG European Organization of the FDI for 10 years,
– Chairman of the Jerusalem District of the Israeli Dental Association,
– Audit of the Prosthodontics Association,
– Member of the Editorial board of several international journals,
– Member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy Dentistry International.
Dr Johanna Rosette Po (Philippines)
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, Japan specializing in cancer research. She has conducted several speaking engagements at the Annual Dental Conventions in the PDA and continues to hold her dental practice in Quezon City. Dr Po also teaches part-time at the Cranio-Facial Foundation of the Philippines and is currently a faculty at the Graduate Program of the University of the East. Today, she is among the Advisory Board members of Dental Access Publication.
Dr Charlston E. Uy (Philippines)
Dr. Charlston E. Uy is an alumni of the University of the East College of Dentistry and a recipient of the Tan Yan Kee Scholar from 2004 – 2007. In 2008, he graduated Cum Laude and later on pursued his post graduate in Modular Course in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Hong Kong-Prince Philip Dental Hospital, 2012; Dental Implant Course, OCO Biomedical Company, New York, USA, 2014; Conscious Sedation Training under Dr. Robert M. Peskin (National Dental Board of Anesthesiology), New York, USA, 2014; Comprehensive Dental Implantology Program, University of Hong Kong- International Team for Implantology, 2015. In addition to Dr Charlston’s achievements, he is a Member of the International Team for Implantology; Fellow, Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons; Associate of International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and was awarded with Dangal ng Bayan Young Professional for Dental Medicine, 2014; Outstanding Filipino Achiever in Dental Medicine, Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence, 2014; and Outstanding Professional in Entrepreneurship for Dental Care Industry, National Customer’s Choice Annual Awards, 2014.