Dentistry (Written) - board exam passing rates

Displaying the Dentist Licensure Exam - Written Phase overall passing rates for each exam, as well as the accumulated passing rate by region.

Overall Passing Rates

Exam Date Passing Rate
(First Timers)
Passing Rate
(Overall)
December 2017 67% 51% passing rates by schools
September 2017 (abroad) - 17%
May 2017 62% 46% passing rates by schools
January 2017 67% 52%
September 2016 (abroad) - 24%
June 2016 56% 44%
December 2015 65% 49%
September 2015 (abroad) - 25%
June 2015 52% 44%
December 2014 52% 36%
May 2014 57% 40%
November 2013 63% 46%
May 2013 73% 57%
December 2012 53% 34%
May 2012 61% 30%
December 2011 98% 39%
June 2011 98% 95%
December 2010 98% 31%
June 2010 100% 71%
December 2009 99% 34%
May 2009 - 44%
December 2008 - 35%
December 2007 - 36%
May 2007 - 53%
December 2006 - 33%
May 2006 - 32%


Passing Rates by Regions

Region Passing Rate (first timers only)
Region VII (Central Visayas) 83% 406 of 489
Region III (Central Luzon) 75% 87 of 115
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) 74% 160 of 214
Region IV-A (Calabarzon) 73% 233 of 316
Region XI (Davao) 73% 113 of 154
NCR (Metro Manila) 66% 2,594 of 3,917
Region I (Ilocos Region) 57% 83 of 144
Region V (Bicol Region) 51% 39 of 76
Region VI (Western Visayas) 46% 121 of 260
Region X (Northern Mindanao) 46% 21 of 45
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