College of Dentistry

An Overview:

The Doctor of Dental Medicine program is a 6 year program under the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute awarded by the Commission on Higher Education in 2022. It is an undergraduate program that requires a full time mode of study. The required units to finish the program are 254 credit units including Physical Education and the National Service Training Program. The medium of instruction is in English and will require lecture and lab classes in the basic medical courses of Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Pathology , Pharmacology and Microbiology among other basic medical courses. After which a candidate will be immersed into the core dental courses of Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine with pre-clinical laboratories . The pre-clinical laboratory utilizes dental simulators with mannequin heads that will create a scenario of the actual head and oral cavity of an individual.  With this, the student will be able to use dental equipment and materials on the dental simulator in preparation for clinical dentistry. Skills development with the applied knowledge gained from lectures will be honed in this stage. This prepares the candidate in the application of acquired knowledge and skills in the first 4 years of study into the last 2 years of clinical work. The application of all knowledge and skills will be practiced in the holistic treatment of patients with the development of the right attitude unique from a De La Salle dentist.