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On Raising Awareness of Filipinos on Good Oral Health

According to the National Survey on Oral Health in 2018, the country ranked 3rd among Western-Pacific Regions who have high cases of tooth decay and 5 out of 10 Filipinos have gum or periodontal disease.

With this data, we at the private sector, with the help of the Department of Health and other partners, are creating different programs to educate Filipinos all over the country, raising public awareness on the importance of good oral health.

That is why, we diligently remind everyone that prevention, as it relates to health, is about avoiding diseases before it starts. We also enjoin our dental professionals in making sure that good oral health is within reach to all Filipinos possible.

Dr. Cheryl “Che” Del Rosario
Philippine Dental Association

In case you missed it, watch the full session from the links below:

An Open Letter to our new colleagues in the dental profession:
On behalf of the Philippine Dental Association, congratulations and welcome to the folds of organized dentistry!
As a NEW member, it is customary that the PDA charge you and guide you to act in the highest order of tribute to our profession. It will not be a smooth ride. More so now at this time where science and technology is both our friend and folly. But all of us must always exemplify ethical qualities of becoming dental professionals. It can be sometimes consuming, draining mentally and financially, and you may even have to do some sacrifices and compromises, but, as daunting as I made this sound, you will not be alone. You will become part of the 15,000 plus active dental professionals to guide you with your duties and responsibilities to the community, your local chapter and to our mother organization, the PDA.
To be a member in good standing is NOT AS EASY as paying your local Chapter and the PDA membership dues in your AREA of PRACTICE.
You must also be actively involved and committed. Moreover, connecting with others is highly rewarding to your mental health. So please give your time in participating, cooperating and supporting the programs and activities of your local chapter as well as in our mother organization, the PDA. When you do, then and only then will you be recognized as truly active in our organization. We have provided you with the PDA Primer so I hope you will keep those in your heart and in your mind.
So, with tremendous joy and open arms, we welcome you to the Philippine Dental Association! 🇵🇭🦷
I wish you continue to grow and love the path you have chosen as you bring pride to our beloved PDA. Rest assured that PDA will be with you and will pursue to be WITHIN REACH in implementing and propagating the essentials of being dental professionals.
Congratulations to all of you, to the proud parents and family members!
All the best to all of you!❤️❤️❤️
Dr. Cheryl Y. Del Rosario
Philippine Dental Association, Inc.
P.S. For those who paid their PDA Membership yesterday, please scan the QR code, fill out your details and update once you have your PRC License 🙂


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19th National Dental Health Month opening ceremonies

Message from the President

Greetings of good health & wellness!

Accessibility has become paramount to our lives.  The Philippine Dental Association (PDA) is keeping its members thriving in the advent of digital technology. A major leap out of the old ways of doing things and into a world within reach.   

PDA within reach intends to break barriers against the present health crisis.  Within reach connects every Filipino dental professional to each other and to other stakeholders who are instrumental in navigating through the complexity brought by our professional lives.  Within reach promotes groundbreaking responses from PDA leadership in cascading dedicated and lasting impact programs to identify and resolve pressing concerns.  Within reach amplifies accessibility to information and resources in supporting PDA members and other partners in the dental profession to continue progressing in challenging situations. Within reach prepares for the impending change while giving importance to working with others to become resilient professionals who help make strong communities.  Indeed, there is strength in the simplicity that PDA is within reach.

I hope you join me in articulation of PDA within reach,  in words and in deeds. I am sure we will be able to help each other overcome any issue that come our way.  There is so much we need to do in the year ahead and I pray that you will continue to trust the PDA because we only wish the best for the dental profession. Should you need a helping hand, the PDA is just “within your reach”.

Dr. Cheryl Yalong Del Rosario

( 2022 - 2023 )