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Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Philippines

The Doctor of Dental Medicine is a six-year degree program in the Philippines that will train you in preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral diseases. The first phase of the program  — the pre-dentistry — involves two years of taking general education courses and health-related subjects. The next phase — the dentistry proper — on the other hand, involves two years of taking basic medical and dental science-related courses and an additional of two years of clinical training.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Basic Statistics with Epidemiology
  • Health Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Primary Health Care
  • General Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • General Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology
  • General Anatomy
  • General Physiology with Family Planning
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • General Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Medicine
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Dental History and Orientation
  • Computer Fundamentals and Dental Informatics
  • Oral Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology
  • Dental Materials
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral Physiology and Occlusion
  • Oral Pathology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Orthodontics
  • Roentgenology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Practice Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Forensic Dentistry
  • Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics
  • Pediatric Dentistry with Child Psychology
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Clinical Dentistry


Qualified graduates of Doctor of Dental Medicine can find employment as any of the following:

  • Private Dental practitioners
  • Public Health care providers
  • Professors
  • Dental industry experts, consultants and researchers

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