Dr. Christian Ermita graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry in 1994. He placed 10th in the National Dental Board Examinations in the same year. He then underwent training in Oral Surgery at the UP-Philippine General Hospital in 1995. In the following year Dr. Ermita received a scholarship from the Oral Implantology Center of the Philippines Inc. (OICP). He received his training in Oral Implantology at the Furusawa Implant Research Institute (FIRI) in Sendai, Japan in 1996. Dr. Ermita was granted another scholarship from the National Academy of German Periodontists (NAGP) in 2004 to the International Summerschool in Clinical Periodontology & Implantology at the prestigious University of Heidelberg in Germany. In 2007 he was sent to the Institut Straumann in Basel, Switzerland to attend a comprehensive course on the Straumann Dental Implant System in preparation for its introduction in the Philippines. The following year 2008, upon receipt of another scholarship grant, he attended a summer school program at the Universitat de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain where he started to work on his doctorate in Clinical and Laboratory techniques in Dentistry. He has continued to enrich his education and training in Implant dentistry by attending various seminars and professional development programs here and abroad. He was part of the first batch to attend the ITI Education Week under Professor Niklaus P. Lang at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital , University of Hong Kong in 2009. Dr. Ermita has been a member of the academe since 1999. He was a member of the faculty of the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) College of Dentistry were he taught Oral Physiology, Oral Surgery and Pathology. At present he is a member of the faculty in the UP College of Dentistry, where he gives lectures in Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Clinical Periodontics and Oral Radiography & Radiology.
In 2012, he became a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (ADI) the international honor society for dentists dedicated to sharing knowledge in order to serve the dental-health needs and to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world. He is also a member and of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), a worldwide organization of academicians and clinicians with the objective of promoting education and research in the field of oral implantology and regenerative techniques. He currently serve as the director of the ITI – Philippines study club.
Dr. Ermita is also very active in volunteer dentistry serving as Faculty adviser of the UP Dental Heath Brigade, a student volunteer service organization that conducts dental missions in underserved communities around the country. He currently serves as a board member UP Dental Alumni Association (UPDAA) and chair of the Committee on Public Good that organizes a variety of activities that promote oral health as well as provide free dental care.