Dr. Maria Agustina David – former Chief Intern
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.