About Us

The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. (PPDSI) had its beginnings as a collaborative undertaking of a team of general dentists and Pediatric Dentistry specialists whose goal is in the advancement of quality pediatric dentistry as it serves the Filipino people. It is a non-stock non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is recognized as the pediatric dentistry group affiliate of the Philippine Dental Association. Through the years, the PPDSI was able to establish affiliations with different national and international professional organizations – it is a founding member society of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia (PDAA) and a member society of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD). In January 2011, it has been granted accreditation by the Board of Dentistry of the Philippine Regulation Commission as the specialty group in the field of pediatric dentistry in the country. The PPDSI is nationally identified as the leader in the oral health care of children and adolescents and the mentally, physically and emotionally-challenged patients. The Society’s major thrusts are SERVICE, TRAINING and RESEARCH.

History

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The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. had its beginnings as a collaborative undertaking of a team of general dentists and Pediatric Dentistry specialists. It was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in February 1993. The PPDSI is an organization of dental professionals where the advancement of quality pediatric dentistry is its goal as it serves the Filipino people. As the only pediatric dentistry group affiliate of the Philippine Dental Association, it is nationally recognized as the leader in the oral health care of children, adolescents, mentally, physically and emotionally challenged patients. The Society has three major thrusts: SERVICE, TRAINING and RESEARCH. At its first home at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), its founding team of dentists established the Pediatric Dentistry Division – the first hospital-based pediatric dental facility in the country. During its five years at PCMC, it offered a comprehensive oral care program for children and special needs patients. In the area of training, its highly qualified team of dentists offered a six-month training program, a continuing dental education program on Pediatric Dentistry for general practitioners. PPDSI found a new home and established the first Pediatric Dentistry Center in the country at the Children’s medical Center, Philippines (now known as the Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center), the oldest hospital institution specializing in children’s care. This venture is jointly operated by the Philippine Dentist Development Cooperative whose original unity of purpose and professional teamwork continues its commitment to service, training and research in the field of Pediatric Dentistry.
The strong bond among its members and dedication to its ideals has brought PPDSI through these years of joy and turmoil and continues to carry the society to the forefront of Philippine dentistry in the present times.

Purpose and Objectives

The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. is an organization of individuals whose primary concern is in the area(s) of practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry. Its purpose shall be the advancement of the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry for the benefit of the oral health of the public through the efforts of the dental profession.

The fulfillment of its expressed purpose shall be achieved by dedication to the following objectives:

1. To symbolize excellence in the practice, education of and research in Pediatric Dentistry.
2. To officially sponsor the Philippine Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and encourage qualified members to become Diplomates of the Board.
3. To officially represent the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry when linkage (collaboration) is required with other dental organizations, allied health professions, government and private agencies concerned with the oral health of the public.
4. To actively involve itself in the development and implementation of national programs of oral health for children.
5. To foster the development and promulgation of sound tenets for pediatric dental procedures through study and research accompanied by constant critical evaluation and review.
6. To actively participate in the development and delivery of programs of continuing education in the field of the Pediatric Dentistry for the PPDSI per se, and for the dental profession as a whole.
7. To constantly strive to enhance the quality of undergraduate and graduate training in Pediatric Dentistry through its availability in a consultative capacity.
8. To be ever alert to its responsibility to the public and the profession in the fulfillment of its obligation in the prevention and control of oral diseases.

(As stated in the Constitution and By-laws of the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. as amended on November 26, 2009)

PPDSI Board 2015-2016

PRESIDENT: Dr. Noel Vallesteros

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Dr. Fenella Piedad

PRESIDENT ELECT: Dr. Fina Lopez

VICE PRESIDENT: Dr. Maria Teresa Garcia

SECRETARY: Dr. Gay Raralio

TREASURER: Dr. Joni Jo Peran

AUDITOR: Dr. Rosalina Ignacio

DIRECTORS:

Dr. Margarita Almoro
Dr. Riza Custodio
Dr. Georgia Remulla