Oral Health Program

The two most common oral health diseases affecting the Filipinos are Dental Caries (tooth decay) and Periodontal Diseases (gum diseases). Based on the 2018 National Survey on Oral Health, 72% Filipinos are suffering from dental caries, while 50% have gum disease. These diseases may lead to chronic mouth and facial pain, inability to eat, and even infections that may cause serious complications. As such, this program aims to 1) reduce risk factors by promoting good oral hygiene and the negative effects of too much sugar; 2) to increase by 25% of population using fluoride toothpastes on a daily basis by 2021; 3) to achieve 70% coverage of public elementary schools and daycare centers implementing the WinS/EHCP by 2021 and; 4) to attain at least 50% of the population with expressed needs to have access to Basic Oral Health Care by 2021.


Empowered and responsible Filipino citizens taking care of their own personal oral health for an enhanced quality of life.


The state shall ensure quality, affordable, accessible and available oral health care delivery.


Attainment of improved quality of life through promotion of oral health and quality oral health care.

Type of Service


  • Capacity Enhancement Course to Support the Local Government Units (LGUs) Public Health Dentists (PHDs) on Management and Prevention of Early Childhood Caries (ECC), Management of Oral Health-Related Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Oral Cancer Screening, and Infection Control
  • Basic Course on the Management of Oral Health Program for Public Health DentistsBasic Course on the Management of Oral Health Program for Public Health Dentists
Partners Organization


  • DOLE, DSWD, DepEd, TESDA, CHED, DILG, CSC, PRC, DENR, AFP, UP-NIH, UP-College of Dentistry, PhilHealth, DHNAD

Local/Youth/CSOs, NGOs

  • Philippine Dental Association (PDA) and affiliate groups
  • Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS)
  • Save the Children

International Partners

  • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)