Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Dentistry Student in Web Awards

When I was still a dental student, I attended the Awards Night of Philippine Web Awards on November 29, 2002. The event was held at Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, Philippines.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Immediate Removable Partial Denture

Temporary RPD: Outside

Temporary RPD: Tissue Side

Immediate removable partial denture for an implant patient after Resorbable Tissue Replacement. The immediate denture will be replaced after healing.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

6th Dental Seminar

The Philippine Dental Association Pangasinan Chapter held its 6th Bimonthly Scientific seminar on July 5, 20009 at the CSI Stadia Lucao District, Dagupan. With the theme, Taking Philippine Dentistry to the Next Level, the Dental Seminar was attended by Pangasinan dentists and dental laboratory technicians.

Dr. Lucy G. Honrado, President of Philippine Dental Association Pangasinan Chapter

The new Philippine Dental Law was discussed. One topic is about regulation of practice of dental technology and dental hygiene.

According to Philippine Dental Act 9484:
Dental Hygienist refers to a person who is a holder of a valid certificate of registration and professional identification card and has undergone a two year course in dental hygiene from a government recognized school under a college of dentistry and passing the prescribed board examination for dental hygienist, renders oral health promotion and preventive measures, performs scaling and polishing, oral examination, taking brief clinical history, taking radiograph, and giving oral health education to patients under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Dental Technologist refers to a person who is a holder of a valid certificate of registration and professional identification card and who renders technical services such as mechanical construction of artificial denture and other oral devices under the supervision of a licensed dentist, and has finished a two year certificate course in dental technology from any government recognized school.

Dental Technologist holds a PRC card while a dental technician doesn't.

After the lectures, a general membership meeting was held, were:
1. PDC by-laws were ammended.
2. The election of officers was held.
3. The dental fees within the province were standardized.

Friday, July 17, 2009


These are photos of a dental autoclave I bought from Pandora Dental Trading. I have taken these photos when I changed the busted tube inside the autoclave unit. The said tube is where the steam flows when it is being released.

Dental Autoclave is a dental equipment/device used to sterilize autoclavable dental instruments, inserts, handpieces and other equipments, by subjecting them to high pressure steam at 121° C or greater.

Autoclave: Front

Autoclave: Right Side

Autoclave: Left Side

Autoclave: Back

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fixed Partial Denture

Long span bridge with a very very long canine pontic which will cause soft tissue irritation and bone resorption.