PERFORMANCE OF SCHOOLS: May 2023 Dentist Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) releases the top performing schools and overall performance of schools in the May 2023 Dentist Licensure Exams (DLE) two (2) working days after the last day of exams.

The Licensure Exam for Dentists was conducted on May 3-5, 2023 (Written Phase) and May 7-14, 2023 (Practical Phase) at NCR, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao testing centers.

The Board of Dentistry is headed by Dr. Melinda L. Garcia, Officer-In-Charge, and the members, Dr. Rodolfo R. Drapete, Dr. Carlito D. Paragas, Dr. Gloria M. Bumanlag, and Dr. Merlin A. Go.

Dentists Results May 2023 Summary

Top Performing Schools

Below are the May 2023 dentist licensure exams top-performing schools with 50 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.

RankSchoolTotal No. of ExamineesTotal No. PassedPercentage Passed
1Southwestern University645281.25%

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Performance of Schools

The performance of schools for May 2023 Dentistry 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

The May 2023 Dentistry board exam results will be released on or before May 18, 2023, as per Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022 entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“.

Meanwhile, DLE Results may also be out earlier or later than the target release date without prior notice.

Schedule of Registration

The schedule of online appointments for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Dentists will be held on the following date(s):

Date(s) of Registration: July 5 – 7 and July 10 – 14, 2023

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 a 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 the Roster of Registered Professionals.

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.

Once announced, the exact date(s) of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual/online will be provided here.


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

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