The Externship Training Program in Pediatric Dentistry is a six (6) month postgraduate course conducted by the Pediatric Dentistry Division of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. It was started in the year 1992 under the headship of Dr. Soledad Navarro. Since then, the division had more than 300 dentists trained in pediatric and special care dentistry that are now practicing all over the Philippines.
The program is designed to hone the skills of the general practitioner in the practice of Pediatric Dentistry. It aims to broaden the spectrum of dentists in their knowledge in dealing with pediatric patients in all walks of life, especially those who are medically compromised and with special care needs. Imparting with them the knowledge and capacity to handle pediatric patients and in working hand-in-hand with Doctors of different medical subspecialties and co-management within a hospital setting.
The program accepts 2 batches of externs annually and are trained under the tutelage of our consultants who are experts in the field of Pediatric Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Dental Surgery. Here are the consultants of Pediatric Dentistry Division with their specialties:
Dr. Kristine O. Medel – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Aida H. Salcedo – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Mitsy Rose N. Antolin – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Karyl Grace E. Bautista – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Erika U. Labayen – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Ainaj N. Sinagpulo – Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Ricca Mae R. Bernardino – Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry
Dr. Agerico D. Tangco – Dental Surgery
Dr. Elmer T. Escoto – Dental Surgery
Dr. Cristina M. Laureta – Orthodontics