May 2023 Dental Hygienist Board Exam Results, Passers, Topnotchers

DHLE RESULTS – The May 2023 Dental Hygienist Licensure Exam results, including the complete list of passers, top 10 (topnotchers), and performance of schools, are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Dentistry in one (1) working day after the last day of exams.

PRC announced that 15 out of 20 examinees successfully passed the exams.

The Dental Hygienist licensure exams (written and practical) were conducted on May 25-26, 2023, in testing centers in the National Capital Region (NCR) by the Board of Dentistry headed by Dr. Rodolfo R. Drapete, Officer-In-Charge, and its members, Dr. Melinda L. Garcia, Dr. Carlito D. Paragas, Dr. Gloria M. Bumanlag and Dr. Merlin A. Go.

List of Passers

Here are the May 2023 Dental Hygienist results as announced by the Professional Regulation Commission:

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on May 25-26, 2023
Released on May 29, 2023

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List of Top 10 Examinees/ Topnotchers

PRC acknowledges the top 10 examinees who garnered the highest examination ratings in any of its administered licensure exams. Below is the complete list of May 2023 Dental hygienists’ top 10 examinees/top notchers, including the school they’re from and their rating. The list is courtesy of the PRC.

RankNameSchoolRating (%)

Top Performing Schools

Below are the May 2023 Dental Hygienist licensure exams top-performing schools with ten or more examinees passed and at least 80% overall passing percentage, as per Commission Resolution No.  2017-1058 (C) series of 2017, courtesy of PRC.

Performance of Schools Summary

The performance of schools for May 2023 Dental Hygienist licensure exams in alphabetical order as per R.A. 8981, otherwise known as PRC Modernization Act of 2000 Section 7 (m) or “to monitor the performance of schools in licensure examinations and publish results thereof in a newspaper of national circulation”

Release of Results

According to PRC Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022 entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“, the Dental Hygienist Board Exam Results May 2023 results will be released on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointments for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Certified Public Accountants will be held on the following date(s).

Date(s) of Registration: TBA

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:

  • Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos on white background with complete name tag
  • Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
  • One (1) piece short brown envelope

PRC added that successful examinees should personally register and sign in to the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Verification of Rating

The verification of ratings and test results for the CPA licensure exams given by the PRC Board of Accountancy will be available online a few days after posting results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name, last name, and the birthdate.

Oath-Taking Ceremonies

All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results took within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

The details and exact date(s) of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual/online will be provided here or on our FB page.

Coverage of Exams

The May 2023 Dental Hygienist board exams covered the following areas:

A. Basic Medical and Dental Sciences

  • General Anatomy
  • General and Oral Physiology
  • General and Oral Pathology

B. Clinical Dental Subjects I

  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
  • Roentgenology
  • Dental Jurisprudence and Practice Management
  • Basic Computer

C. Clinical Dental Subjects II

  • Periodontology
  • Pediatric and Orthodontic Dentistry
  • Other clinical dentistry subjects

D. Practical Exams

Dental Hygienist Licensure Exam Schedule

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
May 25, 2023
May 26, 2023
NCRFebruary 27, 2023April 26, 2023

Dental Hygienist Board Exam Results (Stats)

Dental Hygienists is one of the PRC-regulated exams with fewer examinees.

In the previous DHLE held on May 2022, 11 out of 20 examinees passed. No examinees were listed in the top examinees.

Here is the summary of results in previous years:

Exam DateTotal No. of ExamineesTotal No. of PassersPassing Rate
May 2022201155.00%
June 2019291965.52%
June 2018382668.42%
June 2017473676.60%
June 2016403485.00%
June 2015533260.38%
June 2014502958.00%
July 2013513874.51%


For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at the below contacts:

To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Dental Hygienist Licensure Exam for 2023, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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