What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the profession or science dealing with the prevention and treatment of diseases and malformations of the teeth, gyms and oral cavity, and the removal, correction and replacement of decayed, damaged or lost parts, including such operations as the filling and crowning of teeth, straightening of teeth, and the construction of artificial dentures.

At the UPH-DJGTMU College of Dentistry, our goal is to produce graduates that will continually provide professional dental care not only to our local populace, but extend such services to the rest of the world.  With the continued support of the University Chancellor Dr. Arcadio L. Tamayo and UPH President Antonio L. Tamayo, we are constantly able to pursue excellence in dental education through the provision of up-to-date facilities and programs for our students.

Accomplishments and Accolades


We have achieved Level 2 Formal Accredited Status, granted by the PACUCOA.

Dental Board Ranking:

Notable Dental Board Performance:

Recognized by the Philippine Regulation Commission as one of the Top Ten Dental School in the Philippines for six years running, from 2002-2008

  • Top 2 Performing School in May 2001, December 2002 and December 2005.
  • 100% Passing percentage in Dental Board Examination, May 2010.
  • 80% Passing Percentage in Dental Board Examination, December 2010.
  • Individual Student’s Ranking in the Dental Boards Examinations.
  • Top 4 – Dr. Maria Christina S. Roda, December 2004.
  • Top 8 – Dr. Elkie Noah A. Lumagui, December 2004.


Regular and active participation in national and/or regional events in the dental industry, such as:

  • National Dental Health Week Celebration.
  • Philippine Dental Students Association Convention.
  • Dental School Festival Dancing Competition, (awarded First Runner-Up), 2008.
  • Inter-Dental School Cheering Competition, (awarded First Runner-Up), 2009.

Outreach Programs:

Regular Dental Missions and Outreach programs in several provinces such as Albay, Batangas, Cavite, Ilocos Sur, Oriental  Mindoro, Pangasinan, Quezon, Ilocos Norte, Camarines Sur, and of course, in our beloved hometown of Laguna.  On the barangay level, we have gone to several deserving communities in Muntinlupa and Quezon City.


A deserving senior student of the UPH-DJGTMU receives a donation from Colgate, Philippines as educational assistance.


Our regular participation in dental education sector as well as dental industry has ensured that the UPH-DJTMU College of Dentistry remains recognized as one of the leaders and pioneers in dentistry in the country. To date, we are recognized by the following:

  • Philippine Dental Association (PDA).
  • Philippine Association of Dental Colleges (PADC).
  • Philippine Dental Students Association (PDSA).
  • Laguna Dental Chapter (LDC).

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