Program Description

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM) aims to produce graduates who are adept in the prevention, diagnosis, identification and management of oral needs and diseases of the individual and the community. The six-year program consists of basic and professional sciences, clinical sciences and dental public health courses.  The DDM program aims to produce graduates who will practice the dental profession, who are scientifically knowledgeable, technically capable and socially sensitive in the maintenance of oral health.  The graduates shall promote oral health as an integral part of general health and total well-being of an individual.

The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) College of Dentistry provides holistic, excellent and premium comprehensive general and oral health professional education. The College of Dentistry facilitates dental education and research services to its students in a nurturing God-centered environment as it pursues its commitment of Nurturing life.


Institutional Vision-Mission as Adapted by the College of Dentistry


We envision De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute as a world class, God-centered health institution committed to achieving the highest quality of life and equity in health for our people.


De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute shall be a leading institution of excellence in health professions education, health care, and research.

We shall nurture life-long learning, competent teaching, compassionate holistic healing, and scientific inquiry.

We shall produce God-loving, person-oriented, and patriotic health professionals in the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

Through visionary leadership, careful stewardship, and synergy with global and local partners, we shall continuously catalyze the spiritual, social, and economic transformation of our communities and country.

Core Values

As part of Philippine Lasallian schools and in the spirit of St. John Baptist de la Salle, the DLSMHSI embraces the guiding principles and core values of Spirit of Faith, Zeal for Service, Communion in Mission, and Reverence for Life.