Dentist Licensure Exam (DLE) Results May 2023, List of Passers

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DLE 2023 Results are out! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 691 out of 1,479 successfully passed the May 2023 Dentist Licensure Exam. The results were released two (2) working days after the conduct of the board exams.

The May 2023 Dentistry board exam results include the complete list of passers, top 10 examinees, and performance of schools summary.

Dentists Results May 2023 Summary

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on May 3-5, 2023 & May 7-14, 2023
Released on May 16, 2023

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.

Registration Schedule and Requirements

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):

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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.

How to verify my board exam rating?

The verification of ratings and test results for the licensure exam for Dentists given by the PRC Board of Dentistry will be available online a few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name, and last name, and the birth date.

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When and where are the 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.

What is the coverage of exams?

The December 2022 licensure exam for dentists covered the following topics:

  • General and Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • General and Oral Pathology, General and Oral Microscopic Anatomy, and Microbiology
  • Restorative Dentistry and Public Health, and Community Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Dentistry (Crown and Bridge, Removable Partial Denture and Complete Denture and Dental Materials)
  • Roentgenology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Surgery
  • Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Dental Jurisprudence, Ethics and Practice Management
  • Periodontics and Endodontics
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When is the next DLE?

Shown below is the schedule for the 2023 Licensure Exam for Dentists:

Date of Exam Start of Application Deadline of Application
May 3-5, 2023 (Written) February 3, 2023 April 5, 2023
May 7-14, 2023 (Practical) February 3, 2023 April 5, 2023
November 28-30, 2023 (Written) August 28, 2023 October 30, 2023
December 3-10, 2023 (Practical) August 28, 2023 October 30, 2023

Previous Exams

Licensure Exam for Dentists is one of the programs with an average number of examinees conducted by the PRC.

In the most recent dentistry board exams conducted on December 2022, 1,431 out of 2,341 (61.13%) successfully passed. Janelle Kirsten Ong Go from the University of the Philippines – Manila ranked first in the exams garnering 83.64%, followed by Danielle Clarissed Escote Malagkit from the University of the East Manila, garnering 83.60%.

Here is the summary of results for DLE in previous years:

Date of Exam Total No. of Examinees Total No. of Passers Passing Rate
December 2022 2,341 1,431 61.13%
March 2022 1,660 731 44.04%
December 2019 687 541 78.75%
May 2019 580 427 73.62%
December 2018 905 786 86.85%
May 2018 521 509 97.70%
June 2017 402 394 98.01%
January 2017 613 609 99.35%
June 2016 359 356 99.16%
January 2016 449 425 94.65%


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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