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Escolarian Dentists Dominate May 2017 Dentist Licensure Examination

Photo shows Escolarian topnotchers (from left to right), Alexa Tajud, 1st placer, Francisco Beria, Jr., 3rd placer, Sandi Santiago, 4th placer, Noni Gallenito, 5th placer, and Maria Jasmin Evangelista, 7th placer

Centro Escolar University once again proved to be the home of board topnotchers in the May 2017 Dentist Licensure Examination results released by the Professional Regulation Commission. 

Leading the Top 10 list is Alexa Eline Tajud with 86.04 percent passing rate. Landing the 3rd spot is Francisco Beria, Jr. with 84.34%, followed by Sandi Santiago, 4th place with 84.20%. Noni Gallenito placed 5th garnering an average of 83.17% and Maria Jasmin Evangelista, 7th place with 83%.

During an interview with Alexa, she revealed that being a dentist was her childhood dream, and her mother, who is also a dentist, was the one who inspired her to become one.

She also shared a piece of advice to all who aspire on passing the board and becoming a licensed dentist. 

“Maniwala ka sa sarili mo na kaya mo. Kasi usually, iisipin mo na hindi mo kayang aralin kung galing ka sa pagpapa-practical. Kasi mawawala talaga ‘yung study habits mo. Medyo ma-off track ka ‘pag nag-practical ka, pero dapat maniwala ka na kaya mong balikan ‘yon pag magbo-board exam na. Basta syempre, always pray,” she said. 

For three consecutive times, the CEU School of Dentistry, headed by its dean, Dr. Pearly P. Lim, has consistently set an excellent record of being in the highest rank. 

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