Less than half of the 650 examinees passed the 2009 Dentist Licensure Examination held this month in Manila.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released yesterday the results, showing Maybelle Canlas Banaag, a student of Centro Escolar University (CEU), topping the 295 examinees who passed the licensure examination administered by the Board of Dentistry. Banaag got a rating 83.63 percent. She is closely followed by Arjay Niño Sampang Dulay of the University of the East-Manila with a score of 83.57 percent. A student of the University of the Philippines-Manila, Marian Ange-lica Caguicla Leyba, garnered 82.65 percent to take third place.
Another UP-Manila student, Christian Noel Esporlas Paghubasan, received the fourth highest score of 82.44 percent, followed by Lucille Leyden Ong Sy of UE-Manila with 82.34 percent.
Completing the Top 10 are: Brant Louie Cheng Cua, UE-Manila, with 82.12 percent; Dan Frederick Dator Dones, UP-Manila with 81.87 percent; Paulo Odeña Ona, UP-Manila with 81.83 percent; Jedrick Margallo Otarra, CEU-Manila with 81.68 percent; and Katrina Lizette Luna Torres, UE-Manila with 81.64 percent.