NU COLLEGE IN FOCUS
College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry was born on March 1, 1922 with Dr. Joacquin Ladao, Sr. as its first Dean. The college was housed in a modest annex building bordering San Anton School in Sampaloc, Manila, which is now the Jhocson Memorial Building. It is one of the earliest colleges of dentistry in the Philippines and is now in the fully renovated Allied Health Bldg, 570 M.F. Jhocson St., Sampaloc, Manila.
In 1934, Dr. Jose L. Referente took over the deanship from Dr. Ladao, when the latter was appointed to the Board of Dentistry. In 1940, Dr. Cayetano C. Eustaquio succeeded Dr. Referente as the Dean until the outbreak of World War II in 1941 when NUCD had to close.
In 1946, NUCD re-opened, with Dr. Jose L. Referente again as the Dean. The great number of students in 1948 compelled the administration of the University to install new equipment like the top of the line S.S. White Dental Chairs. NUCD also opened a separate clinic for “Pedodontia” under Dr. Corazon del Mundo-Cruz, who trained in Pedodontics at the Forsyth Infirmary for Children. At that time, the NU College of Dentistry was the only one offering this special course. A separate clinic was opened for Orthodontic under Dr. Jose Lerma, an orthodontist.
In 1949, the College offered short post-graduate courses in special fields of Dentistry, like Radiodontia, Orthodontia, Pedodontia, and Prosthetic Surgery. To meet the needs of audio-visual education, NUCD put up a projection room with a complete set of 8mm films, as well as lantern slides and 2x2 inches slides. NUCD had the cutting edge equipment at that time. Many of its graduates migrated to the USA and became very successful dentists, thus spreading the good name of NUCD.
With the resignation of Dean Jose L. Referente, NU President Domingo Jhocson temporarily assumed deanship until April, 1956 when Dr. Federico Eugenio was appointed acting dean of the College. In March 1958, the administration appointed Dr. Eugenio as permanent Dean. After almost three decades of wholehearted service, Dr. Eugenio was succeeded by Dr. Gregorio D. Gabriel, an equally efficient and dedicated alumnus of N.U. who served for 13 years. New Japanese dental chairs upgraded the old reliable S.S. White units.
With its early success and very reasonable tuition, NUCD was very popular but was soon getting overpopulated. Then, disaster struck in the 1998 fire which completely razed the main administration building and a few other buildings. However, NUCD was unscathed.
Amidst all the changes, Dr. Willy Uy assumed the Deanship in 2002. He started several academic reforms and rejuvenated the faculty.
The new President and C.E.O, Mr. Teodoro J. Ocampo, the 3rd generation of Jhocson, youthful and energetic, soon took over and introduced bold and innovative reforms. In spite of numerous difficulties, N.U. progressively moved forward.
In 2005, Dr. Alberto Antonio C. Roa was appointed the new Dean. Soon, the faculty grew to include some of the Philippines top dentists, many of whom trained and earned degrees from the USA.
In June 2009, Dr. Joseph D. Lim was appointed as the new Dean of the College of Dentistry while at the same time, also serving as a member of the university’s Board of Directors.
In March 2010, the old Allied Health Building, then occupied by three different colleges - Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing - underwent a full renovation to exclusively house the College of Dentistry.
The Allied Health Building, which was constructed in the 1920s, is one of the heritage buildings listed in the National Historical Institute. While this three-story building retained its iconic Neo-Classical design, it is envisioned to educate a new generation of dentists with its state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology.
The College of Dentistry now consists of 20 impressive faculty membersr. Modesta Adolfo, Assistant to the Dean; Dr. Edwin Serrano, Chief of Clinics & In-charge of the Dental Technology Course; Drs. Philip Fullante, Jackson Sy, Nelson Angeles, Yolanda Bahaya, Annalie de Lemos, Prescilla Goquiolay, Nick Guzman, Reece Aldrin Valdez, Noemi Pato, Raymundo Vinzon and Raymond Reyes, DMD.
Fully air-conditioned, the building has a total floor area of 1,565.7 sqm. The first floor, in its 1st phase of completion, is occupied by the clinics with 24 brand new Ritter dental chairs from Germany. In its 2nd phase, it will see the installation of at least another 20 brand new dental chairs. With 122 years of history, Ritter is a by-word in the dental industry
The second floor has a big, spacious, complete Dental Technology Laboratory that includes the capability for both ceramic and zirconia training. It is also where the classrooms, each with a capacity for 40 students, and the offices of the deans, faculty members and a conference room are located.
The third floor has a state-of-the-art Audio-Visual Room with a seating capacity, theater style with theater seats, for over 100 students. It comes complete with an operatory with two brand new Ritter dental chairs for teaching purposes, live and in real time. In addition, this floor also houses more classrooms, a research room and dental library.
Currently, a total of 162 students are enrolled at NUCD, with 82 new students which meant an increased enrollment of 105% over the last school year.
Beginning September, 2010, the College is offering the following Certificate Courses: TMJ and Functional Jaw Orthopedics, Snoring and Sleep Apnea & Implant Dentistry.
Research studies, in collaboration with Unilab, Dentsply; and training/research with Biolase on dental lasers will commence within School Year 2010 -2011.
Plans are also afoot to offer masteral courses in due time.
Two-year Pre-Dentistry Program
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Vision and Mission
“We Envision the National U College of Dentistry to be one of the
Best Dental Schools in the Philippines.
We are a happy learning institution
with a Competent Academic Community”
We efficiently & effectively educate
Future top rated dental professionals
With integrity, discipline & motivation.
Thru maximized team performance, innovation
And fun-filled learning progressive methods
That gives pride to National U.
1. Provide the highest level of quality education so as to equip our graduates with professional knowledge & skills to be globally competitive in delivering general and specialized dental care
2. Maintain nationally recognized, advanced training programs in all dental disciplines so as to prepare our graduates to deliver relevant, comprehensive oral health care; and to engage in an academic career
3. Maintain an efficient patient care program guided by contemporary standards of care that meets the needs and expectations of our patients while supporting the educational goals of our curricula
4 Recruit, train, retain and nurture a vital, diverse and collegial faculty
5 Provide a productive, supportive work and learning environment
6 Serve as a vital resource to the University, the profession and country
7 To provide cutting edge technology in services and facilities to foster intellectual, technical and professional growth
8. To inculcate the value of hard work and diligent study for others to emulate
9. To develop in students an appreciation for the value of the library as an educational and life resource tool in reference and research works
10 To motivate students to value community service as part of their civic duty and responsibility
11 To set examples and accomplishments as a legacy for others to follow
Dr. Joseph D. Lim Dean/Member, Board of Directors
Doctor of Dental Medicine UE
Master of Arts in Education National University
Dr. Modesta F. Adolfo Assistant to the Dean/University Dentist
Doctor of Dental Medicine National University
Master of Arts in Education National University
Associate in Dental Hygiene National University
Dr. Edwin B. Serrano Chief of Clinic
Doctor of Dental Medicine CEU
Associate in Dental Technician CEU
Dr. Nelson P. Angeles Doctor of Dental Medicine DOMC
Master of Arts in Education PUP
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology UMAK
(Major in Electronics Technology)
Associate in Industrial Technology UMAK
(Major in Electronics Technology)
Dr. Yolanda D. Bahaya Doctor of Dental Medicine CEU
Master of Arts in College Teaching MCU
Dr. Annalie N. De Lemos Doctor of Dental Medicine CEU
Dr. Philip B. Fullante Doctor of Medicine UP
Dr. Ma. Prescilla F. Goquiolay Doctor of Dental Medicine UP
Dr. Nick C. Guzman Doctor of Dental Medicine UP
Externship in Hospital Dentistry/Oral Surgery UP-PGH
Clinical Dental Research Methods UW
Master in Hospital Dentistry SJC
Dr. Raymond V. Reyes Doctor of Dental Medicine National University
Master in Family Science PLM
Dr. Jackson C. Sy Doctor of Dental Medicine CEU
Dr. Reece Aldrin A. Valdez Doctor of Dental Medicine CEU
Dr. Raymundo G. Vinzon Doctor of Dental Medicine DOMC
Master of Arts in Teaching EAC