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The Philippine Dental Association Luzon Convention
17-19 January 2017 / PICC at the Summit Halls of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

•Dentists: Php1,500.00 (pre reg until Dec 15, 2016) / Php2,000.00 (Dec 16, 2016 onwards)
•Hygienists: Php800.00
•Students: Php500.00

DILG: Exemption of Medical and Dental Clinics from Mayor's Permit or Business Permit Requirement

Exemption of Medical and Dental Clinics from Mayor's Permit or Business Permit Requirement

November 28, 2016
Reference Number:MC2016-170
Responsible Office: All Concerned
The Department of Interior and Local Goverment has released a memorandum for the purpose of clarifying the policies pertaining to the exemption of persons engaged in the practice of profession, particularly those engaged in the practice of Dentistry and Medicine, in the requirement of  the Mayor's Permit or Business Permits.  Please go to the official site of the DILG and download the official documents for your perusal. Carefully read all parts of the document and file a copy in your offices for future use.

screenshot of the  DILG Website containing the important announcement

Click this link to go to the official website of the Department of Interior and Local Goverment:


UP Temporo-mandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Program (TOPP) Graduations

Congratulations to the graduates of the UP Temporo-mandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Program (TOPP).
The graduation ceremonies for the first batch of the UP TOPP were held at the Club Filipino  on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Dean Danilo Magtanong was the keynote speaker of the event.

For more information about TOPP:

ESP 2nd Quarterly Seminar

The Endodontic Society of the Philippines cordially invites all dentists to its 2nd Quarterly Seminar with the theme "Christmas in Paris" on December 4, 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Come in your best Parisian attire!


Philippine Prosthodontic Society invites you to the Fixed Partial Denture Conference on November 12-13, 2016   at Centro Escolar University (CEU) Mendiola, Manila.


Registration Fees:

Pre-reg  till October 15, 2016
     -   member :           4,500.00
     -   non-member:   5,500.00
Onsite :
     - member:         5,500.00
     - non member  6,500.00
     - member :          4,500.00
     - non member :  5,500.00

You may deposit your reg fees to:
BDO accnt. no: 00238010286
accnt name: The PPS New Philippine Prosthodontic Society Inc.

Kindly email your deposit slips with your name & contact nos. to :

For inquiries: pls contact :
Dr Olive Gregorio  0920-9082472
Dr Karen Almonte 0917- 8051881

Manila Dental Chapter 4th Scientific Seminar

invites dentists to its
"Fast Forward with Current Trend"
on Oct 16, 2016
Sunday 1-5pm at
CityState Tower Hotel
Mabini St., Ermita Manila

1."Periodontics with a Heart: Periodontitis, Cardiovascular Disease and Minimally Invasive Periodontal Treatment".
by Dr Rafa Silva

2."Gold Standard in Endodontic File System"
by Dr Elaine del Rosario

3."Digital Radiography: The Next Industry Standard"
by Dr Eric Tan

PRE-REG FEES until October 12, 2016
MDC Member/Student: 400.00
Non-Member/Guest 500.00
MDC Member/Student: 500.00
Non-Member/Guest: 600.00
(Fees are Inclusive of PM Snacks )

You can register through any of the MDC Officers or you may deposit to MDC's BPI Account:
Account Name: Manila Dental Chapter
Account No.: 00253-4563-88


November 6 - November 8
Nov 6 at 9 AM to Nov 8 at 2 PM
KCC Mall Events & Convention Center
J. Catolico Ave., Lagao, 9500 General Santos City, Philippines

PPS FPD Seminar


The Philippine Prosthodontics Society (PPS) invites you to a Fixed Partial Denture (FPD) Seminar  entitled: "State of the Art Practice of Fixed Prosthodontics."  on November 12-13, 2016 at the Centro Escolar University.


at SMX Convention Center, Halls 2 - 4, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay City

September 30 to October 2, 2016.
Registration forms are available at the NADTI office - tel 9097879 / 6210826

PCMC Post-Graduate Course (on Cardiology, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease, Dentistry)

Inviting ALL Physicians and Dentists to: PCMC Post-Graduate Course (on Cardiology, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease, Dentistry) on Sept 14-15, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Manila, Ortigas
Tegistration Fee: Php 3,000 until Aug 31 (Pre-Registration)
 Php 3,500 Onsite Registration

12th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The 12th Asian Congress 
on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  
Manila Hotel, 
09 - 12 November 2016. 

Organised by the Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons imbibing its aim to improve the quality and standards of the specialty and its commitment towards promoting academic and clinical excellence among oral & maxillofacial surgeons in the region, assembles this biennial congress. This scientific meeting draws together experts and key personalities on the different fields of oral & maxillofacial surgery. A venue where the minds of educators and clinicians; mentors and trainees meet. 

Read More and register here:

The International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) Regional Convention 2017

The International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) will hold its regional convention in the Philippines organized by the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc.(PPDSI). Most sought foreign speakers will talk about whats in and whats out in the dental management of children.

When: From Feb 27, 2017 at 8 AM to Feb 28, 2017 at 5 PM

Where: At the Blue Leaf Pilipinas, Aseana City, ParaƱaque (beside City of Dreams)

To Register Online, visit the

UPDAA Seminar: Power Up Your Practice!

UPDAA August 10 seminar featuring Professor Fujitani, a world renowned speaker in restorative dentistry...

You can see complete details of the seminar at

Registration fee is PhP1000 only. 3M will be giving a P500.00 voucher for registered delegates when they buy 3M products. Valid for Aug. 10 only.

Registration Fee:  PhP1,000.00
BDO savings account
Account name:  Elmer Jesus T. Escoto
Account No:  002410063949
Branch: Taft Pedro Gil

Endodontic Society of the Philippines' Modular A and B Workshop 2016

From ESP FB Page:
Good day, doctors!

It is that time of the year to train and improve your Endodontic practice through the Endodontic Society of the Philippines' Modular A and B Workshop 2016!

We are inviting you to our second Modular Workshop for the year 2016 on August 7, 20, 21, September 3, 4, 17, and 18, 2016, from 8 AM to 5 PM at the College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines, Manila.

Lite mode of payment can be arranged with Dr. Jo Nepomuceno. Payments are non-refundable but transferrable.

Deadline for pre-registration is on July 15, 2016.

For more information about our workshop, please refer to the attached photo below.
For further inquiries about the workshop, please contact our coordinator:

Dr. Jo Nepomuceno
> 0917-832-2412
> (02) 899-1263
> (02) 987-4634

Thank you, and see you soon, doctors!

Doing Endodontics the right and fun way!

Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc.(PPDSI): Tatak Pambata

The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc.(PPDSI) invites dentists to attend Tatak Pambata on July 20 at Sequoia Hotel (Mother Ignacia corner Tomas Morato) 9AM-5PM. Relevant topics for your dental practice will be discussed by our roster of speakers which includes Dr. Fenella Galvan, Dr.Georgia Remulla, Dr.Elaine Manzanero, and Dr. Noel Vallesteros.
For details and reservations please contact 09228056437, 09158377778 and look for Christian. Limited slots only.

PSP Philippine Society of Periodontology Basic Workshop

PSP Philippine Society of Periodontology
Basic Workshop, a 10 day clinical and hands-on training.
The course will begin on July 3 and will end on August 7, 2016.

For inquiries, please call 02411-9622 or email

PSP Annual Convention 2016

The PSP Philippine Society of Periodontology will hold its Annual Convention this Oct 9, 2016 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati. The event will feature Dr. Alvin Yeo from Singapore and Dr Nikos Mattheos from the University of Hong Kong. 

Call 02411-9622 or email for more details.

It seems like it was only yesterday when orthodontic treatment was only for a privileged few in the Philippines. This specialty which we love has grown exponentially over the past few decades. On August 1  and 2, 2016, we will celebrate the continued growth of Philippine Orthodontics by giving you a special 10th Biennial Orthodontic Congress with the theme:
"Mind the Gap: Simple Biomechanics for Difficult Orthodontic Cases"

As practitioners, we have all been through situations where a clinical case did not turn out as originally planned to our full satisfaction.
On some occasions, we encounter frustrating problems which sometimes lead to lengthy treatment time. We are in constant search for biomechanical technicques to help us come up with results that will be beneficial for our patients.
We are pleased to inform you that we have invited two (2) of the world's most sought-after speakers in their fields of expertise, Dr. Joe Varghese of India and Dr. Young Guk Park of Seoul Korea. Both of our speakers will share their knowledge and technical wizardry through presentation of unique clinical cases using methods that we can apply in our practices.
Take this time to join the APO as we celebrate our 10th Biennial National Congress. We look forward to meeting you all in 2 days of learning fellowship.

Martin Antonio V. Reyes DDM, MSD, FAPO, FWFO, FADI
Chairman, 10th Biennial National Orthodontic Congress
APO President Elect 2015-2016
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Dr. Joseph Varghese completed his B.D.S. from the Govt. Dental College, Trivandrum, in 1984. He earned an M.S. degree 
and Clinical Certificate in Orthodontics from the Ohio State University, USA in 1988. He is a Diplomate of the Indian
Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also has MOrth. RCS and FDS RCS
(Edinburgh). He was Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics in 2005.
He is in private practice limited to orthodontics in Cochin for the past 26 years. For the past 15 years, he also
maintains a part-time practice in Dubai. He was a visiting Professor of Orthodontics at Manipal College of Dental
Sciences, Mangalore, from November 2000 for over 5 years.
Dr. Joseph has published several articles and delivered many lectures at various orthodontic conferences and study
groups. He has also conducted many courses on Biomechanics all over India. He is Immediate Past President of the
Indian Orthodontic Society.
Prof. Young Guk Park is a world-renowned researcher, author and speaker in clinical orthodontics and associated basic 
science. He is a professor and chair in the orthodontic department of Kyung Hee University in Seoul, where he served
as the Dean of Dental School. He is immediate Past President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists and its
His main interest lies in the lingual orthodontics with individually tailored appliance, Incognito, and accelerating
tooth movement with Corticision which involves minor periodontal procedure without flap elevation, and "light
accelerated orthodontics with LED". His lectures have created a great sensation around the globe in such occasions as
European Orthodontic Society meeting in Lisbon 2010, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) meeting in
Sacramento and LA 2011, International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) in Sydney 2011, SIDO Italian Orthodontic Society
Meeting in 2011, French Federation of Orthodontists in 2012, Association of Singapore Orthodontists in 2013, IDEM of
Singapore in 2014, Asia Pacific Orthodontic Congress (APOC) in 2014, American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
Meeting in Honolulu 2012 and San Francisco 2015, and the Indonesian Association of Orthodontists in 2015.
He received his DMD degree from the Kyung Hee University, Seoul in 1981, and began his academic career in orthodontics
immediately afterwards. He holds a Master of Science in Orthodontics (1984), PhD in Oral Biology (1990), and also an
MBA in healthcare administration (2000). His publications can be found at Pubmed website.

PPS Conference: "Building Essential Prosthodontic Skills Today"

The PPS - Philippine Prosthodontic Society invites you to attend a conference on Complete and Partial Removable Prosthodontics, entitled "Building Essential Prosthodontic Skills Today" on August 26-29, 2016 at the Ritz Hotel Gardaen Oases, Davao City.

Please see brochure for contact and registration details


UP Temporo mandibular disorder and Orofacial Pain Program

The UP TOPP (Temporo mandibular disorder and Orofacial Pain Program) is scheduled to begin on July 13, 2016. The venue is at the Centennial Room at the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry Manila and will run every Wednesday for 5 months. There are still some slots to complete the maximum number of 20 participants. If you are interested to join and have questions please feel free to contact the course director Dr Ricardo Boncan or the OPAP secretariat at 0917-3510-575.

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