ASEAN Healthcare Services

ASEAN MRA ON DENTAL PRACTITIONERS


BRUNEI DARUSALAM
CAMBODIA
INDONESIA
LAO PDR
MALAYSIA
MYANMAR
PHILIPPINES
SINGAPORE
THAILAND
VIETNAM

Name of PMRA               : Professional Regulation Commission

Address                             : Ground Floor, PICC Delegation Building,
                                            PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard,
                                            Manila, Philippines 1307

Phone Number                : (+632) 810-8415 

Contact Person                : Mr. Lord Louis P. Valera

Website                             : www.prc.gov.ph

General Information

Republic Act No. 9484, otherwise known as The Philippine Dental Act of 2007" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Sec. 24. Issuance of Special/Temporary Permit to Foreigners. - Certificates of Registration shall not be required of: (a) commissioned dental officers of the army, navy and air force of any foreign country whose operations in the Philippines are permitted by the government while rendering dental service as such for the members of said forces only; and (b) of dentist and oral surgeons from other countries who are invited for consultation, demonstrations, medical missions or under an exchange visitor program as a member of a teaching faculty: Provided, That in such cases their work shall be limited to the specific- task assigned to them, and; Provided, further, That a special permit has been previously granted by the Board and the Commission stating therein the duration of such permit: Provided furthermore, That the Board may designate the accredited professional organization, through its constituent chapters and affiliates, to monitor such activities.

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

General Information

Republic Act No. 9484, otherwise known as The Philippine Dental Act of 2007" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Sec. 24. Issuance of Special/Temporary Permit to Foreigners. - Certificates of Registration shall not be required of: (a) commissioned dental officers of the army, navy and air force of any foreign country whose operations in the Philippines are permitted by the government while rendering dental service as such for the members of said forces only; and (b) of dentist and oral surgeons from other countries who are invited for consultation, demonstrations, medical missions or under an exchange visitor program as a member of a teaching faculty: Provided, That in such cases their work shall be limited to the specific- task assigned to them, and; Provided, further, That a special permit has been previously granted by the Board and the Commission stating therein the duration of such permit: Provided furthermore, That the Board may designate the accredited professional organization, through its constituent chapters and affiliates, to monitor such activities.

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

General Information

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Document Required

Country Description

Processing Time

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Application Fee

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General Information

Republic Act No. 9484, otherwise known as The Philippine Dental Act of 2007" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Sec. 24. Issuance of Special/Temporary Permit to Foreigners. - Certificates of Registration shall not be required of: (a) commissioned dental officers of the army, navy and air force of any foreign country whose operations in the Philippines are permitted by the government while rendering dental service as such for the members of said forces only; and (b) of dentist and oral surgeons from other countries who are invited for consultation, demonstrations, medical missions or under an exchange visitor program as a member of a teaching faculty: Provided, That in such cases their work shall be limited to the specific- task assigned to them, and; Provided, further, That a special permit has been previously granted by the Board and the Commission stating therein the duration of such permit: Provided furthermore, That the Board may designate the accredited professional organization, through its constituent chapters and affiliates, to monitor such activities.

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

General Information

Republic Act No. 9484, otherwise known as The Philippine Dental Act of 2007" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Sec. 24. Issuance of Special/Temporary Permit to Foreigners. - Certificates of Registration shall not be required of: (a) commissioned dental officers of the army, navy and air force of any foreign country whose operations in the Philippines are permitted by the government while rendering dental service as such for the members of said forces only; and (b) of dentist and oral surgeons from other countries who are invited for consultation, demonstrations, medical missions or under an exchange visitor program as a member of a teaching faculty: Provided, That in such cases their work shall be limited to the specific- task assigned to them, and; Provided, further, That a special permit has been previously granted by the Board and the Commission stating therein the duration of such permit: Provided furthermore, That the Board may designate the accredited professional organization, through its constituent chapters and affiliates, to monitor such activities.

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures
Republic Act No. 9484, otherwise known as The Philippine Dental Act of 2007" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Permanent Registration

Sec. 13. Examination Required. - All applicants for registration for the practice of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene and Dental Technology shall be required to undergo a licensure examination to be given by the Board in such places and dates as the Commission may designate subject to the compliance with the requirements prescribed by the Commission in accordance with Republic Act No. 8981.

Sec. 14. Qualification for Admission to the Licensure Examination.

(a) For Dentistry - An applicant for the licensure examination for dentists shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board, that:

(1) he/she is a citizen of the Philippines, or if a foreigner, must prove that the country of which he/she is a subject or citizen permits Filipino dentists to practice within its territorial jurisdiction on the same basis as the subjects or citizens of such country;

(2) he/she has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude;

(3) he/she is a graduate of a recognized and legally constituted university, college, school or institute with a degree of doctor of dental medicine or its equivalent; and

(4) he/she has completed the refresher course required after failing three consecutive licensure examinations.

(b) For Dental Hygiene - In order to be admitted to the licensure examination for dental hygienists, an applicant must at the time of filing his application thereof, establish to the satisfaction of the Board, that:

(1) he/she is a citizen of the Philippines;

(2) he/she possesses good moral character;

(3) he/she had finished the two years certificate in dental hygiene conferred by a recognized and legally constituted college, or school of dentistry registered with the TESDA; and

(4) he/she has completed the refresher course required after failing three consecutive licensure examinations.

(c) For Dental Technology - In order to be admitted to the licensure examination for dental technology, an applicant must, at the time of filing his/her application thereof, establish to the satisfaction of the Board that:

(1) he/she is a citizen of the Philippines;

(2) he/she possesses good moral character;

(3) he/she had finished, the two years certificate in dental technology conferred by a recognized and legally constituted college, or school of dentistry registered with the TESDA;

(4) he/she has undergone on-the-job training in a registered/accredited dental laboratory for at least six months; and

(5) he/she has completed the refresher course required after failing three consecutive licensure examinations.


Temporary Registration

Sec. 24. Issuance of Special/Temporary Permit to Foreigners. - Certificates of Registration shall not be required of: (a) commissioned dental officers of the army, navy and air force of any foreign country whose operations in the Philippines are permitted by the government while rendering dental service as such for the members of said forces only; and (b) of dentist and oral surgeons from other countries who are invited for consultation, demonstrations, medical missions or under an exchange visitor program as a member of a teaching faculty: Provided, That in such cases their work shall be limited to the specific- task assigned to them, and; Provided, further, That a special permit has been previously granted by the Board and the Commission stating therein the duration of such permit: Provided furthermore, That the Board may designate the accredited professional organization, through its constituent chapters and affiliates, to monitor such activities.

Permanent Registration

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration with examination

Documentary Requirements:

1. A duly accomplished Special Temporary Permit (STP) Application Form (downloaded at the www.prc.gov.ph);

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to take the licensure examination and that by express provision of the law of the foreign state or country or international treaty, agreement or covenant to which the applicant’s state or country is a signatory, the citizens of the Philippines are allowed to take the licensure examination and to register as a professional in such foreign state or country;

3. An official copy of the foreign law or treaty, agreement or covenant officially translated in the English language, if applicable, by the Philippine Embassy;

4. Original or certified true copy of the transcript of records or equivalent document of the course for the licensure examination issued by the institution of higher learning where the foreign applicant graduated; Provided, that the documents must also be certified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to be equivalent to the pertinent course accredited/recognized in the Philippines;

5. A duly accomplished Application Form for the licensure examination;

6. Any competent proof of citizenship; and

7. Other requirements as may be prescribed under the applicable regulatory law.

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration without examination

Documentary Requirements:

1. A duly accomplished STP Application Form (downloaded at the www.prc.gov.ph);

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to register without examination pursuant to the provisions of the applicable regulatory law, coupled with a declaration/statement that the requirements for the registration and licensing of professionals in such foreign state or country are substantially the same as those provided for under Philippine laws;

3. An official copy of the foreign law or treaty, agreement or covenant as proof of reciprocity, officially translated in the English language, if applicable;

4. Any competent proof of citizenship; and

5. Any official document by the Philippine Embassy showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or country or any equivalent document.


Temporary Registration

Refer to specific categories of Temporary Registration:

Limited Practice 

Expert Visit

Education/Training 

Research

Humanitarian Missions

Permanent Registration

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration with examination

1. The applicant shall submit the application, with all the supporting documents, to the International Affairs Division (IAD) within the prescribed deadline.

2. The IAD shall make the initial evaluation of the application documents submitted and shall endorse the pre-evaluated application to the Board concerned within two (2) days from receipt.

3. The Board, through a Resolution signed by at least majority of its Members, shall act on the endorsed application within five (5) days from receipt or longer but in no case later than ten (10) days before the date of the examination.

4. The Board shall endorse its Resolution to the Commission which shall act thereon within three (3) days from receipt.

5. The Resolution approving the application shall be forwarded to the Application Division which shall issue the corresponding Notice of Admission (NOA) to the applicant.

 

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration without examination

 

1. The applicant shall submit the application, with all the supporting documents, to the IAD.

 

2. The IAD shall make the initial evaluation of the application documents submitted and shall endorse the pre-evaluated application to the Board concerned within two (2) days from receipt.

 

3. The Board, through a Resolution signed by at least majority of its Members, shall act on the endorsed application within five (5) days from its receipt.

4. The Board shall endorse its Resolution to the Commission which shall act thereon within three (3) days from receipt.

 

5. The Resolution approving the application shall be forwarded to the Registration Division which shall issue the corresponding COR and PIC to the applicant.


Temporary Registration

Refer to specific categories of Temporary Registration:

Limited Practice 

Expert Visit

Education/Training 

Research

Humanitarian Missions

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