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OUR DENTISTS

Dr. Ozai Arabi graduated from the Manila Central University. During his time as a student, he was extremely enthusiastic in participating in the Philippine Dental Students Association where he represented his university acting as Chapter President. He received training in Basic Life Support and is currently undergoing training in Orthodontics. On days off, Dr. Ozai finds relaxation in gaming and enjoys finding crafty and artistic things to help his creative juices flowing. He lives by the saying, “no matter what we go through in our everyday life its the small things that help us paint a bigger picture towards our purpose”.

Dr. Ozai Arabi

General Dentistry

Dr. John Patrick Baluyut or simply “Dr. JP” as referred to by patients and colleagues alike, graduated from Centro Escolar University. As a student, Dr. JP has been very active in extracurricular activities specially in the Dentistry Student Council where he also served as President and was awarded as CEU’s Model President of 2018. He took preceptorships from the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and Orthodontic Preceptorship (BDCC). At present, he is currently taking his specialization in Orthodontics. Dr. JP enjoys playing basketball and chess whenever he has free time.

Dr. John Patrick Baluyut

General Dentistry

Dr. Gia Paula Bernabe graduated from Centro Escolar University. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”, these are the word she always keeps in mind. Oral Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Orthodontics are her main interests. She aims to gain more achievements and learn new knowledge. During her college days, she joined Taekwondo Dentistry Team for their sportsfest event and bagged Silver and Bronze (twice) medals. Currently, she is specializing in Orthodontics. She already had her Ceramage Training.

Dr. Gia Paula Bernabe

General Dentistry

Dr. Gemo believes in limitless potential. People have no limit when it comes to improvement. Dr. Gemo graduated from one of the country’s most premier dental school, Centro Escolar University. Honing his skills early in his career, Dr. Gemo started with Indirect Composite Restorations seminars and is planning to study and pursue a career in Surgery, Endodontics, and Periodontics. Dr. Gemo also interests himself in playing board and mind games. His main goal in life is to be one of the most prominent names in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Gillermo Durias

General Dentistry

Dr. Carvy Mae Ferrer graduated from Centro Escolar University. She then underwent and successfully completed the Oral Surgery Short Course program at the University of the Philippines on February 2019. Her primary areas of interests are Pedodontics, (as she loves handling pediatric patients) Oral Surgery, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Carvy loves photography and uses it in her dental practice. She attended a seminar on Mobile Dental Photography during the PDA Annual Convention. She’s into music and arts. She also loves dressing up and shopping clothes on her free time.

Dr. Carvy Mae Ferrer

General Dentistry

Dr. Lee Ann Gagan is a self-driven individual who aims to continually expand her professional knowledge and training. This can be seen on the numerous trainings she has already attended in such short period of time. To name a few, she has received trainings on Hands-on Ceramage, Invisalign,3M, and GC trainings. Currently specialising in General Dentistry, she also plans to take further studies in Orthodontics this year. She is firm on the saying that the first step to success is believing yourself. She finds great pleasure on watching humorous and inspirational vlogs during her free time.

Dr. Lee Anne Gagan

General Dentistry

Dr. Niña Mae A. Gesta is a graduate of Centro Escolar University Manila. She took the board exam and passed at the same year she graduated. Her favorite quote is “the harder you work the better you get.” Ever since she was little girl, her dream was always to become a dentist and by working hard to reach that goal, she became one. Now her goal is to study and expand her knowledge by attending seminars and training in different fields of dentistry. To name a few, she attended seminars on Technological Advancement in Composite Restoration and Oral Surgery Preceptorship. She also received trainings from Red Cross, Phlebotomy, Dentsply Sironia. During her free time, she loves playing games and watching some TV series.

Dr. Niña Mae Gesta

General Dentistry

Dr. Mariken Marice Ishibashi graduated from the Centro Escolar University. As a student she has been a consistent Dean’s Lister. Additionally, she has undergo the Trainings Enhancement course in Oral Surgery for General Dentists at the University of the Philippines – Manila. She has also received trainings from Red Cross and the PDA Makati Chapter.

Dr. Mariken Marice Ishibashi

General Dentistry

Dr. Maria Socorro Lechadores or simply referred to as “Dr. Mackie” by colleagues and patients alike, is a very passionate and strong-willed individual whose main goal is to always have her patients happy and contented before leaving the clinic. She has also been consistent in attending conferences such as the Philippine Dental Association Convention, to name some. Aside from being a dentist, she enjoys going on long drives on her free time. One could say that she is definitely a huge car enthusiast that she joined the United Car Clubs of the Philippines (UCCP) and have received various awards in different categories for the past two years.

Dr. Maria Socorro Lechadores

General Dentistry

Dr. Marian Alyana Patricia Legaspi a graduated from the University of the East. As a student, she has been actively participating in dental missions and was also an active member of the Philippine Dental Students Association. As a dentist, her main goal has always been to provide treatment at the highest quality possible. She is also a family-oriented person as she loves spending her free time mostly with her family and close friends. Aside from that, she also enjoys listening to old songs, reading fictional books, and watching a lot of movies and series alike.

Dr. Maria Alyana Patricia Legaspi

General Dentistry

Dr. Maureen Mae Meneses or Dr. Mau as her patients fondly call her is one of Novodental’s most promising young dentists. An achiever at every level, Dr. Mau, a graduate of University of the East, was an academic scholar in college where her dedication to academics brought her to Taiwan for an International Research Presentation. She likes to stay active and fit by doing aerial yoga and boxing. She is passionate about continuous learning and plans on taking up Endodontics or Periodontics as a specialization. In the future, she sees herself possibly pursuing a degree in Medicine to further her ability to care for her patients.

Dr. Maureen Mae Meneses

General Dentistry

Dr. Anthony Toledo is a graduate from the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas. Currently, he is taking up his specialisation in Orthodontics at the Center for Orthodontic Training Seminars. He is also member of the Batangas City Dental Chapter. In the future, Dr. Anthony aims to specialize in Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry. On his free time, he enjoys playing games, doing home workouts, keeping up with the trends and reading. “Always be grounded and let your achievements do the talking for you.” – these are the words that Dr. Anthony lives by daily.

Dr. Anthony Toledo

General Dentistry

Dr. Erika Valera graduated from the University of East and specializes in Oral Surgery. Currently, she is undergoing the Implant Training Program. As a student, she has been a receipient of various scholarships such as the Tan Yan Kee scholarship and the University President Scholar. She was also an active member of the UE Rotaract Club and the Dentistry Student Council. In 2018, She completed the Philippine General Hospital’s Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry Program. On her free time, Dr. Erika enjoys exploring the art of cooking.

Dr. Erika Valera

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery

As a dentist, Dr. Danica aims to make a positive impact on each of her patients. She graduated from the Centro Escolar University – Manila and received trainings in Endodontics. In the future, she aims to specialize on Cosmetic Dentistry and Surgery. On her free time, she likes watching movies and American series.

Dr. Danica Karen Vencer

General Dentistry

OUR CONSULTANTS

A consistent honor student, Dr. Sibulo received her dental degree in 2004 from Centro Escolar University, Manila with Flying colors and she ranked 16th on the Dentistry Licensure Examinations that same year. She went for a comprehensive implant dentistry course at Centro Escolar University in 2010 and finished the Advanced Periodontal Surgery/Plastic Surgery and Implant Therapy Course accredited by The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2012. She pursued further education and training in implant dentistry and implant prosthetics from Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dr. Myrodelyn Alfonso

Dental Implants, Oral Surgery

Wanting to share her knowledge to future dentists, she became part of the faculty of the UE College of Dentistry from 2011 to 2018. She is now a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Fortress Dental. Together with other KOLs, she lectures for different chapters, organizations and the Smile Art Series. Dr. Burden is also a member of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, where she graduated as a merit awardee. Currently an orthodontic consultant for Novodental clinics, her goal is to create natural , functional and beautiful smiles. She loves that she gets to her patients every 4 - 8 weeks since she sees them grow, hear their stories and they become like family.

Dr. Joana Lynn Burden

Orthodontics

Dr. Estrella is an established dental practitioner who has earned a number of peer-related distinctions in his field of practice. Currently, he is the President of Philippine Academy of Implant Dentistry He is a also an active member of several organizations, among them: the Philippine Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, International Association of Orthodontics, Rotary Club of Pasay West, Makati Dental Chapter (where he served as a member of the Board) and the Makati Dental Society, where he served as President in 2012.

Dr. Rey Victor Estrella

Dental Implants, Endodontics

Dr. Gomez is known for her passion and dedication towards her field of expertise which has opened a lot of doors for her to travel globally in order to further hone her skills. A graduate of Dentistry at the Centro Escolar University in 2007, she specializes in oral plastic surgery featuring esthetic crown lengthening and predicable soft tissue grafting, periodontal instrumentation and surgery, comprehensive implant dentistry, and implant surgery and prosthetics. She is currently training under an Esthetic Dentistry course and will formally be inducted as a member of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry soon. A paragon of professionalism, compassion and friendliness, Dr. Gomez exemplifies absolute commitment to her craft and is predicted to make a huge name in dentistry, if she is not already one.

Dr. Roselyn Gomez - Sampaga

Orthodontics

He graduated with a degree of Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics) in 2015. He passed the Philippine Board of Orthodontics a year prior to his graduation. He is in the process of publication of his Master’s thesis entitled “Effects of Bromelain and Lyophilized Pineapple Juice on Orthodontically induced Root Resorption in Male Guinea Pigs: A Scanning Electron Microscopy Study” to a renowned international journal in Orthodontics. His professional affiliations both local and abroad includes Association of Philippine Orthodontist (APO), World Federation of Orthodontics (WFO), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), AFP Dental Chapter and the Philippine Dental Association (PDA).

Dr. Harvey Omar Velena

Orthodontics