Tina - Chief Student

Dr. Maria Agustina David – former Chief Intern

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Tina is also an editorial assistant. She is a Philippine-trained dentist who plans to obtain her American dental education and license.


Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD): University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Dentistry, Manila, Philippines. Attained academic and clinical performance in top 5% of class.

Graduate, University of the East, Manila, Philippines: Pre-Dentistry Academic Scholar

Polytechnic University of the Philippines Laboratory High School. Academic Performance in top 10% of  class

GSIS School, Quezon City, Philippines, Valedictorian.

Philippine National College Entrance Examination- ranked top 1% (99% score)

Philippine Nationwide Science Competition, Pre-college, 2nd Place Overall Winner


Completed Hospital Dentistry I and II at U.E. R. M. Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines:

1988-1989 – Department of Surgery, Department of Psychiatry, E. E. N. T. Department

1989-1990 – Out-Patient Department. General dentistry at top-ranked Philippine Medical University.


Quezon City Health Department, Quezon City, PI, (1990-1993) Assistant Dentist.

Meridien Pharmaceutical, Inc., Manila, PI, (1993-1995) Medical Territory Manager.

G. P. Dental Office, Quezon City, PI, (1995- Nov.1999) Practicing Dentist.

Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman Dental Associates, New York, New York  (March 2000-present).

CLINICAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS:  Basic procedures in Oral Surgery, Restorative/Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Oral Prophylaxis, Root Canal Therapy, and Prosthodontics.  Specialized skills include:

Clinical diagnostic methods;


Filipino-Chinese Dental Association

Techniques of regional, local anesthesia/analgesia. Taking dental x-rays (periapicals, bitewings, panoramic, cephalometric);

Fabricating/Carving temporary crowns/bridges,

Repair, relining, and rebasing dentures,

Taking edentulous impressions, production of casts, recording bases, making 

Occlusion rims, complete denture occlusion (setting of teeth/pontics);

Methods of Sterilization;

Certified, American Heart Association-Heart Saver AED (Automated External

Defibrillation) Program, October, 2000, to administer Basic Life Support/CPR for dental emergencies.