The College Logo
The official emblem of Dentistry was adopted by the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1965. Its origin dates back to ancient times and to Asclepius, one of the earliest Gods who was renowned in the field of health for his abilities, humane treatment and remedies. He can also be recognized by his staff entwined with a single snake. In ancient cultures, the snake shedding its skin symbolized rejuvenation, healing and rebirth.
The central figure is a variation of the staff of Asclepius. In the background of the design are branches of 32 leaves and 20 berries, representing the number of permanent and primary teeth. The symbol is surrounded by an intersecting triangle and a circle forming the periphery design. The Greek letter ∆ (delta) represents the letter D in the word dentistry while the Greek letter О (omicron) represents “odont” meaning tooth.
“Dental education aims to prepare students for the general practice of the profession who are biologically, scientifically and technically-oriented in order to develop competencies in the maintenance of oral health care.
Dental education shall develop and equip the students to be adept in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. It shall develop graduates who:
a. Are committed to provide community dental services;
b. Are sensitive to social and moral climate of the Filipino people;
c. Are research-oriented;
d. Can assume leadership role in the national and global community.”
(CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 33, Series of 2006)
Each college has its own prescribed uniform for economy, recognition, and discipline. A student wearing the school uniform represents the school and therefore, must conduct himself/herself properly, inside and outside the school.
Students must wear the prescribed uniform everyday in school (in attending all classes—General Education) and other school functions outside the campus.
Pines City Colleges, College of Dentistry is committed to provide excellent programs in dental education that prepares students to become professionally and globally competitive, morally upright and patient-oriented dentist.
The College of Dentistry aims to prepare the graduates to be globally competitive for the following tasks:
- Providing quality oral health care,
- Providing proper patient education,
- Community service delivery,
- Conduct basic and clinical researches,
- Application of business principles, entrepreneurship, practices, and processes,
- Proper patient management and treatment; and
- Ethical / legal / moral applications in dental practice.
The College of Dentistry aims to provide skilled and knowledgeable dental health care provider.
To become an internationally recognized center of excellence in dental education imbued with holistic learning environment promoting leadership, values, patient-centered and competent professional dentist.