Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric Dentistry is one of the six recognized dental specialties of the Philippine Dental Association and the Professional Regulations Commission Board of Dentistry together with Orthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery. Pediatric Dentistry is the only age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Who is a Pediatric Dentist?

A Pediatric Dentist is one who has earned a doctoral degree in dentistry and must have completed two or more years of an advanced post-graduate program in Pediatric Dentistry. This educational experience qualifies the Pediatric Dentist as being uniquely trained to care for the oral health of infants, children and teenagers, including those with special needs.

What is the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry Board Exam?

The Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry Board Exam is a voluntary examination process for Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry. This process provides assurance to the public that the dentist has successfully completed an accredited training in Pediatric Dentistry and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

Who are Diplomates in the PBPD?

Pediatric dentists voluntarily seek the personal quest for professional excellence through an evaluation and critique of their abilities by their colleagues. They are eligible to be examined by the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a board of peers who are members of the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society. This rigorous examination is voluntary and is for the purpose of validation and improvement of the pediatric dentist’s clinical and diagnostic abilities. Successful completion of the examination permits one to be designated a Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry.