Recent News & Updates

The End of Grandfathering of Pediatric Dentistry Specialists

In an effort of the PBPD to have general dentists with less than 2 years formal training in Pediatric Dentistry become recognized as a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, the Special Recognition Exam (SRE) was opened to qualifying candidates in January 31, 2013. At the end of the process, we would like to congratulate Dr. Mitsyrose Antolin for hurdling the three phases of the SRE, the last one being the Oral Examination, which was held last July 18, 2016. She is now recognized as a Specialist and is eligible to challenge the Diplomate Board Examination given by the PBPD and will be in the roster of Specialists of the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. once she has completed any requirements that the Society may ask of her.

2016 PBPD General Assembly

The PBPD held its Annual General Assembly last July 4, 2016 at the Last Chukker of the Manila Polo Club. The President of the PPDSI, Dr. Noel Vallesteros, together with the other Diplomates, were present to listen to PBPD Chair, Dr. Lourdes P. Caparas who provided the 2016 PBPD annual report; and Dr. Marirose R. Eala for the Treasurer’s report. The group had a chance to exchange ideas on achieving the long-term goals of the Board while enjoying a sumptuous breakfast.

2016 PBPD General Assembly
Standing from left to Right: Dr. Bernadette Kamantigue, Dr. Mariza Custodio, Dr. Georgia Remulla, Dr. Maria Margarita Almoro Dr. Eric Hernandez Dr. Lourdes Caparas Dr. Marirose Eala Dr. Carina Delos Reyes and Dr. Hazel Sunico

2016 PBPD General Assembly
Standing from left to Right: Dr. Georgia Remulla, Dr. Mariza Custodio, Dr. Eric Hernandez, Dr. Bernadette Kamantigue and Dr. Hazel Sunico.
Seated from left to Right: Dr. Carina Delos Reyes, Dr. Marirose Eala, Dr. Lourdes Caparas and Dr. Maria Margarita Almoro.

2016 PBPD General Assembly
Standing from left to Right: Dr. Bernadette Kamantigue, Dr. Mariza Custodio, Dr. Lourdes Caparas and Dr. Carina Delos Reyes.
Seated from left to Right: Dr. Eric Hernandez, Dr. Maria Margarita Almoro and Dr. Marirose Eala.

2016 Provisional Accreditation of PDC

After the Initial Accreditation of the Pediatric Dentistry Center (PDC) was awarded last March 2016, one year provisional accreditation valid until March 31, 2017 was awarded to the Pediatric Dentistry Center (PDC) after it was evaluated by the PBPD Progam Accreditation Committee (PAC) last February 2016. As of now, the PDC is the only training program seeking accreditation for its 2-year Pediatric Dentistry training program. Other training programs in Pediatric Dentistry are encouraged to have their training program accredited by the PBPD PAC so that their graduates will be recognized as Pediatric Dentistry specialists in the Philippines.

2015 PBPD Induction and Annual General Assembly

2015 PBPD Induction and Annual General Assembly

Standing from left to right: Dr. Mariza Custodio, Dr. Carina Delos Reyes, Dr. Maria Margarita Regudo-Almoro, Dr. Marirose Eala, Dr. Paul Abaya and Dr. Eric Hernandez.

Seated from left to right: Dr. Rannier Reyes, Dr. Lourdes Caparas, Dr. Hazel Marie Sunico and Dr. Noel Vallesteros.

The PBPD Induction and Annual General Assembly was held last July 6, 2015 at the Trophy Room, Manila Polo Club. Dr. Hazel Marie Tala Sunico was inducted as the newest Diplomate of the PBPD, making her the 10th pediatric dentist to be included in the Diplomate Roster. Dr. Rannier Reyes, PRC Board Chairman was present as the inducting officer and guest speaker. The event was attended by all the PBPD Diplomates and PPDSI President, Dr. Noel Vallesteros. At the same event, the initial accreditation of the Pediatric Dentistry Center was also awarded. The PDC is the first training program in Pediatric Dentistry that was given the initial accreditation by the PBPD. Dr. Noel Vallesteros, the Director of PDC, was present to receive the certificate of Initial Accreditation from the PBPD which is valid until March 2015.

PRC Certified Pediatric Dental Specialists

PRC Certified Pediatric Dental Specialists

Pediatric Dentists (from L to R): Dr. Eric Hernandez, Dr. Hazel Marie Tala-Sunico, Dr. Ma. Margarita Regudo-Almoro, Dr. Carina Mabanta-De los Reyes, Dr. Paul Abaya, Dr. Lourdes Paras-Caparas, Dr. Mariza Gatmaitan-Custodio, Dr. Georgina Roa-Remulla, and Dr. Bernadette Apacible-Kamantigue, Dr. Ma. Rosario Ramirez-Eala (not in photo).

Ten Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry were certified by the Board of Dentistry, Professional Regulation Commission, upon the nomination of the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. last July 30, 2013 at the Manila Hotel. The PRC Certificates of Approval as Pediatric Dental Specialists were distributed by the members of the Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry including Hon. Gloria Bumanlag, Hon. Melinda Garcia, Hon. Rannier Reyes, and Hon. Dominador Santos; and its Chairman, Hon. Steve Mark Gan. Hon. Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada, Mayor of Manila was the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker in this event of the Oath-taking ceremony of New Dentists and Dental Hygienists who passed the board exams given June/July, 2013.

The new Certified Pediatric Dentists include the ff:

  • Dr. Plaridel Aguinaldo Abaya – Diplomate, PBPD
  • Dr. Lourdes Corazon Paras-Caparas – Diplomate & Chairman, PBPD
  • Dr. Mariza Gatmaitan-Custodio – Diplomate, PBPD
  • Dr. Carina Mabanta-de los Reyes – Diplomate & Board Director, PBPD
  • Dr. Ma. Rosario Ramirez-Eala – Diplomate & Treasurer, PBPD
  • Dr. Eric Papa Hernandez – Diplomate & Board Director, PBPD
  • Dr. Bernadette Apacible-Kamantigue – Diplomate, PBPD
  • Dr. Maria Margarita Regudo-Almoro – Diplomate & Secretary, PBPD
  • Dr. Georgina Roa-Remulla
  • Dr. Hazel Marie Tala-Sunico

PBPD Board
Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry at Manila Hotel, July 30, 2013 (From L to R): Dr. Hazel Marie Tala-Sunico, Dr. Georgina Roa-Remulla, Dr. Mariza Gatmaitan-Custodio, Dr. Ma. Margarita Regudo-Almoro, Dr. Carina Mabanta-De los Reyes, Dr. Lourdes Paras-Caparas, and Dr. Paul Abaya.

PBPD Offers Specialist Recognition Examination for Non Pediatric Dentist

The Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry will offer qualified general dentists with training in Pediatric Dentistry the opportunity to be recognized as Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry through The Specialist Recognition Examination for Non Pediatric Dentist.

The PBPD Examination Committee will head this undertaking in a process to be conducted only ONE time. The Specialist Recognition Examination for Non Pediatric Dentist is a three part examination towards the recognition to be a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. The Recognition Certificate will be awarded to successful examinees by the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Deadline for submission of application and requirements is on January 5, 2015.

Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry Inducts New Diplomates

Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry Inducts New Diplomates

The Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry (PBPD) is pleased to welcome three new pediatric dentist specialists into its roster of Diplomates. In ceremonies held last July 1, 2013 in the Trophy Room of the Manila Polo Club, the following were inducted as new Diplomates of the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry:

  • Dr. Paul Plaridel Aguinaldo Abaya, Jr.
  • Dr. Mariza Gatmaitan-Custodio
  • Dr. Bernadette Apacible-Kamantigue

The PBPD validated and recognized the successful completion of accredited training of the inductees and their pursuit of professional excellence through continuous learning, hence the conferment of the title Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Fernando “Andy” Fernandez, PDA President, came to meet the PBPD Board of Directors led by Dr. Lourdes Caparas, Chairman, Dr. Maria Margarita Almoro, Secretary, Dr. Ma. Rosario Ramirez, Treasurer, and Dr. Carina Mabanta delos Reyes and Dr. Eric Hernandez, Board Directors, as well as the new diplomates. Dr. Rannier Reyes, Board member of the Professional Regulation Commission Board of Dentistry was the inducting officer, with the PBPD Board of Directors as witnesses. Dr. Vicente Medina III, Dean of the University of the Philippines, College of Dentistry was the inspirational speaker.

PBPD News

Congratulations to our current candidates who successfully completed Parts 1 and 2 of the board certification process!

They are :  

         Raymund Redor
         Cristina Pangilinan
         Maryann Uy
         Eugenie Roque
         Gaye Rarallos
         Amy Nalundasan (deceased)

 

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Change has come to the PBPD. In the first 16 years years from 1996 to 2012 non-university graduates were encouraged to take part in the diplomate certification process.

Beginning 2013, the requirements to participate in this process were modified.

It is now offered only to graduates of university or hospital based advanced pediatric dentistry programs with a minimum of two years training.