Doctor of Dental Medicine

Duration6 Years

No. of Credits276

Start DateSeptember


LocationCaloocan, MM

Doctor of Dental Medicine

The MCU College of Dentistry has a long history of producing competent graduates in the field of oral health care. Our six-year program is composed of General and Basic Medical and Dental Science courses in the first two years, Pre-clinical Courses in the next two years, and Clinical Training in the final two years.

Our pool of educators includes multi-professionals, post-graduate degree holders, and Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) accredited specialists who are committed in providing world-class dental education to our students in an environment that nurtures transformative learning experience.

Granted its Level III accreditation status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PACUCOA), an external body that checks the quality standards of universities, the program continuously produces graduates performing above the national passing rate each year.

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Degree Awarded

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Benefits of Studying Doctor of Dental Medicine

Help others by improving their smile and confidence through the dentistry program. Every MCU dentistry student wears a big smile thanks to our college’s ‘Aruga’ program. This approach ensures your total development by exposing you to learning opportunities outside and inside the university, ensuring you’re ready for the industry after graduation.

Career Opportunities

  • General Dental Practitioner
  • Academician
  • Researcher / Dental Scientist / Innovator
  • Pharmaceutical and Allied industry consultants
  • Entrepreneur

Why Manila Central University?

Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Centralinos!

  • Multiple and Flexible Learning Modalities topped with ideal class size for better learning.
  • Child-Friendly Environment with Open and Green Learning Spaces.
  • State of the Art Facility- Fully equipped learning spaces/places. Continuous Innovation is at the heart of MCU.
  • Efficient Student Care Program. Established Learner Support Program- Homeroom Consultation for Parents and Students, Student Activities and on various skills and interests, such as play and socialization activities, Wellness and Mental Health programs, students' immersion, and experiential learning.
  • Centralino Plus Program
  • Innovative Curriculum on Outcome-Based Education Approach
  • Integrated Educational Technology- LMS, Virtual Laboratory, WorldBook elibrary
  • Secured and Safety Protocol Compliant
  • Integrated Social Learning Program-Homeroom Guidance
  • ISO Certified, Safety Approval by CHED (for some programs), CHED DOH JMC No. 2021-004 Compliant, PAASCU Accredited Level II

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Faculty AY 2022-2023

Dr. Laraine Rowena L. Andrada
Dr. Belinda M. Arias
Dr. Richard Anthony C. Baculinao
Dr. Ruel A. Briones
Dr. Divina B. Cadahing
Dr. Maria Alicia T. Camacho
Dr. Wilfredo M. De Ocampo, Jr.
Dr. Maria Fe V. Dimagiba
Dr. Claudina E. Lagman
Dr. Jaime F. Mandapat, Jr.

Dr. Richa C. Marcos
Dr. Filipina B. Ng
Dr. Arlene P. Pajanostan
Dr. Maria Leah M. Ragadio
Dr. Edbert P. Solano
Dr. Ma. Therese Blance O. Sta. Maria
Dr. Mary Ann C. Tejero
Dr. Ma. Leonor M. Tianco
Dr. Maria Cristina S. Udarbe

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Campus Facility

MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Administration Building
MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Nursing Laboratory
Nursing Skills Lab
Dentistry Lab
Centennial Gym
Basic Education Complex
Helix Auditorium
Purple Owl Complex
PGT Buidling
MCU Parking Area

The MCU Experience

Through innovative education and a culture of excellence, we have been transforming learners into future leaders since 1904. Equipped with mastery in skills and empowered with steadfast character, to contribute to and overcome the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Success Stories

Xenah Ann Manalang Bauza

BS Computer Science, Class 2017

Knowledge and skills work hand in hand for career progression. These are 2 key cores that MCU equipped me to be an IT Analyst in a multinational company - a role I just dreamt a few years ago. Armed with innovative education from my Computer Science degree, I feel to deliver values to the business using those diverse exposures I earned being a Centralino

Dr. Eduardo R. Peregrino Jr.

Pioneer batch, College of Physical Therapy

Among the pioneer batch of MCU – College of Physical Therapy, Manila Central University’s Dean of College of Physical Therapy, formally took his oath as the newly appointed Chairman of the Board for Physical and Occupational Therapy Board before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered by its chairman, Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr., last March 9, 2022 at the Commission's Office at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Mark Alexis Balverde

Physical Therapy
Alumni 2010

I am Mark Alexis Balverde an alumnus batch 2010 who is currently working in the United States of America as PT specifically in Pediatric and Geriatric facility. My college life was a bit rough because I am a happy go lucky type of person. I failed but I never intend to quit. After passing my Philippine licensure examination I’ve rested for a while but decided to pursue my dream here in the US last 2016...

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Ms. Dianna Marie E. Trias, RN, RPh

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2011) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2016)

For someone who has difficulties in science subjects, she continued to pursue a science related course. MCU gave her a chance to turn this weakness into strength. She is determined to improve her weakness, to be resilient and to persevere to be what she wants to become...

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Maria Salvacion D. Panlilio,RPh

College of Pharmacy, batch 1987

During her college days, she has been very consistent and one of the top performing students in her class. Likewise, she also excels in co-curricular activities and participated in many worthwhile activities sponsored by the College of Pharmacy and other schools of Pharmacy in the Philippines...

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Ric Jason Javier

Physical Therapy, Class 2015

I always keep in mind to "Ail for the best para if worse comes to worst pasado ako." I remember going to college undecided, not knowing what to take. I enrolled at MCU already on the 2nd week of class. I didn't even know what Physical Therapy is, all I just want is a medical related course...

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