Midyear Convention at the City of Pines


The cool air of Baguio coupled with the warm hospitality of its host made for a conducive day for learning as Benguet Dental Chapter hosted this years PCOMS Midyear Convention at the Newtown Hotel in Baguio City.

The day started early as the packed room listened to the first lecture on the state of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the country, and as the day continued on with the other 5 scheduled lecture more tables are set up to accommodate the nearly 200 participants who attended the midyear convention.


The fellows of PCOMS together with attendees from dental chapters in northern luzon and some trainees gathered to listen to the lectures givemidyr2015n by fellows Dr. Cynthia Del Castillo, Dr. Ida Balanag, Dr. Mariusse Esquillo, Dr. Jay Hansel Tabije, Dr. Eliezer Blanes and Dr. Mendelssohn Manalaysay.  The program tailored for the practice in the region was carefully made by PCOMS continuing education chair Fellow Gary Brillo.  It was comprised of topics from diagnosing oral lesions to interpreting imaging modalities then surgical approaches and treatment protocols to salivary gland lesions and cleft lip and palate.

drobertmidyrawardThe successful midyear convention is the last midyear convention under the term of PCOMS President Fellow Robert Achilles SM Quiambao which started in 2013.  Shown here with the plaque of appreciation from the host chapter given to PCOMS.

Kudos to PCOMS and the Benguet Dental Chapter.


The 38th Annual Convention of PCOMS coninciding with its 55th Anniversary will be held this JANUARY 24 – 25, 2015 at the Auditorium of the Lung Center of the Philippines.  This years theme “Empowering the practice of OMS” will feature topics ranging from biopsy procedures to dental implants and oral & maxillofacial surgery including a plenary lecture on cleft lip and palate management, this conference is designed for the general practice dentist and specialist alike.

Conference Fee:
Pre-registration (until dec. 27, 2014) – 3,000php
onsite registration – 4,000php
dental students – 2,000php

For more info contact:
Dr. Robert Quiambao (president) +63(2)631-2971 / +63(917)326-0190
Dr. Jay Hansel Tabije (exec.direc) +63(922)858-3313
Dr. Maria Lilia Alcantara +63(917)810-0532
Dr. Alfred Valera +63(917)815-3960
Email: drjcel@gmail.com

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Members of PCOMS lead by its president Dr. Roberto Achilles Quiambao attended the 11th Asian Congress on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Xian, China.  Dr. Mario Esquillo gave a presentation in the scientific sessions, while Dr. Gary Brillo invited the … Continue reading