MCU-COD Celebrates May 2023 New Dentists

On August 11, 2023, the MCU-College of Dentistry's Helix Auditorium shone brightly with pride and celebration as it played host to the Student Recognition Ceremony and Testimonial Dinner. This joyous event marked a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of the May 2023 New Dentist Licensure Examination (NDLE) passers.

The evening commenced with an invigorating invocation led by Ms. Patricia Anne T. Camacho and Mr. Justine Dave G. Mendoza, setting the stage with an inspiring tone. Dr. Ma. Cristina Aurea G. Garcia, the esteemed Dean of the college, inaugurated the proceedings with a powerful address, underscoring the institution's unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Ms. Giandelu Carissa E. Santos, the Academic Affairs Director, delivered a motivational message highlighting the perpetual significance of learning in the dynamic field of dentistry.

The ceremony illuminated the holistic growth of MCU-COD students, honoring high-achieving scholars and those who contributed research at the prestigious Philippine Dental Association (PDA) Convention. The pivotal moment arrived with the Presentation of New Dentists and their solemn Oath-taking, symbolizing their official entry into the noble dental profession. Dr. Julian P. Flores eloquently articulated the collective determination of these newly minted dentists, setting a tone of responsibility and commitment.

Dr. Johnah C. Galicia, the Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Dentistry Education, delivered insightful closing remarks that encapsulated the essence of the evening. She reaffirmed MCU-College of Dentistry's unwavering commitment to nurturing dental professionals who are not only academically proficient but also equipped to make a meaningful impact in their careers and beyond.

The MCU-College of Dentistry's Student Recognition Ceremony and Testimonial Dinner not only celebrated academic excellence but also highlighted the institution's dedication to producing dentists who are prepared to make a significant difference in the field of dentistry. These newly licensed dentists carry with them not only their knowledge but also the values and principles instilled by MCU-COD as they embark on their professional journeys. Congratulations to the May 2023 New Dentist Achievers!