UE Produces Three New Dentist Topnotchers!

CONGRATULATIONS to the University of the East College of Dentistry graduates among the Philippines’ newly licensed dentists, led by three brand new UE topnotchers: Dr. Louis Fernando Mendoza Fernandez (3rd Place, 83.16%), Dr. Charles Samson Suarez (5th Place, 82.50%) and Dr. Joyce Anne Ocol Siojo (10th Place, 82.04%)!

The results of the dentist licensure examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission last November 28, 29 and 30, 2018 (theoretical/written phase), and December 18, 19, 20 and 21 (practical phase) show that UE CDent graduates yielded a collective 85.45% passing percentage in the exam’s theoretical phase and 95.04% in the exam’s practical phase. These are against a national passing average of 55.94% and 86.85%, respectively


Dr. Fernandez earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from UE last April 26, 2018, when he was also recognized as the male Leadership Awardee of UE Manila for School Year 2017-2018. Dr. Fernandez, who had been a UE-Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc. scholar, was also a Regional Finalist for the National Capital Region of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines for 2018.


For their part, Dr. Suarez is a December 6, 2018, UE graduate, while Dr. Siojo (third photo) had also graduated on April 26, 2018.

Dr. Suarez had won 1st Place in the University Endodontic Case Contest in 2017 over competitors from various universities across the country. He then represented the Philippines in the Regional Dentsply Sirona Asia University Endodontic Contest on November 5, 2017, in Singapore.


Dr. Siojo, meanwhile, had been a scholar and student leader in UE. In her Pre-Dentistry years, she was a University Scholar for two semesters and a college scholar for one sem, and was the 4th-year UE CDent Clinicians Club Representative for 2nd Sem, SY 2017-2018. She had also been part of the Academic Committee of the Philippine Dental Students Association (PDSA) in 2017-2018.

The full list of UE graduates among the country’s newest dentists will be posted here soon.

Congratulations and kudos to the new Warrior Dentists and to the officers, faculty members and staffers of the UE College of Dentistry!


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