The first two years of the Pre-dentistry curriculum covers General Education and other health-related subjects, Basic Medical and Dental Sciences, and Pre-clinical subjects. This is followed by a four–year Dentistry Proper curriculum with the first two years covering basic medical and dental courses and the last two years consisting of clinical training.
- Two-year Pre-dental Curriculum
- Language/Humanities: English, Filipino, Humanities subjects
- Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology: Mathematics, Basic Statistics with Epidemiology Science, Technology and Society, Computer, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Physics
- Social Sciences: Health Ethics, Psychology, Philippines Government and Constitution, Philippines History
- Human Health Sciences: Genetics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Primary Health Care
- Four-Year Dentistry Curriculum
- Basic Medical Sciences: General Anatomy, Biochemistry, General Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology, General Physiology with Family Planning, Nutrition, Microbiology, General Pathology, Pharmacology, Principles of Medicine
- Basic Dental Sciences: Oral Anatomy, Dental History and Orientation, Computer Fundamentals and Dental Informatics, Oral Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology, Dental Materials, Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Oral Physiology and Occlusion, Oral Pathology, Anaesthesiology, Orthodontics, Roentgenology, Oral Surgery, Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Endodontics, Periodontology, Research, Practice Management and Entrepreneurship, Forensic Dentistry, Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics, Pediatric Dentistry with Child Psychology
- Pre–Clinical subjects: Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics
- Clinical Dentistry: Clinical Dentistry 1 to 4, Current Trends in Dentistry, Special Studies (Ortho-Pedo Seminar, Prosthodontics Seminar, Restorative Dentistry Seminar, Oral Surgery Seminar, Endo-Perio Seminar)
- Hospital Dentistry: Hospital Dentistry 1 and 2
- Community Dentistry: Community Dentistry 1 to 3
The DMD program is taught to students in a variety of teaching methods. During the first two years of the Dental Proper program, students spend most of their time in classroom lectures, laboratory work and hands-on exercises. The last two years are spent mostly in experiential learning or clinical duty.
To qualify for graduation, a student must also complete the following requirements:
- Completion of a research paper and oral defense before a panel of dental experts and faculty members.
- A clinical proficiency examination in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Roentgenology should be taken and passed.