Who we are
The Philippine Prosthodontic Society had its humble beginning way back 1979 upon the initiation of then PDA President. The first meeting was held in a small restaurant along Ermita, the Cheers restaurant, with the following people in attendance Dr. Rufino Achacoso and Dr. Primo Gonzales from the private sector, +Dr. Rodolfo Lamug from the AFP and from the school sector: Drs. Virgilio Alcazaren (+) UE; Nestor Perez, UP, Patricio Pongol (+), NU, Gaudencio Paguia, MCU,: Jose Alvarez, CEU. From its initial meeting, Live-in seminars were then started, with Los Banos as its first Venue.
In 1991, The PPS started its first International Live-in Seminar in Hong Kong initiated by the late Dr. Enrico Belen. Ever since then, the PPS has always initiated the Live-in seminars on both International Venues and Local Venues up to the present.
In 1992, the Philippine Prosthodontic Society was recognized as a Philippine entity by the awarding of its Certificate of Registration by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission.
One of the notable achievements in more Recent times was in the year 2007, where the PPS, initiated by its President – Dr. Balbino Villanueva, called for a Prosthodontic Summit of All Prosthodontic Heads and Professors of all Dental Schools and universities in an effort to Standardize and Update the teaching substance of the Academe. It was a very successful Prosthodontic Summit in which the conference produced a Prosthodontic Principle template for the different academes in the Philippines.
The Philippine Prosthodotic Society still continues in its strive to enhance the knowledge and skills the Filipino Dentist.
To unite into one organization, professional colleagues who are engaged in the practice or in the teaching of prosthodontics.
To maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills.
To set up organized efforts to share new knowledge and skills through a program of continuing education and training.
To contribute to the improvement of the dental curriculum in order to promote interest among undergraduates students of dentistry in the study of prosthodontics.
To extend prosthodontics sevices to a less fortunate individual or group through a civic action program.