I tried three different dentists in Dumaguete. In order I tried Dr. Lyra Teves, Dr Myrine Garupa and Dr. Julie Cordeta of Premier dental care solutions. Here is my experiences: Dr. Lyra Teves was recommended by a Philippine friend as being cheap and good. What a disaster! She did not even seem like a real dentist. She said I needed two fillings. The first fell out in two hours, the second lasted one day! She was friendly but totally incompetent! I brought my wife to have her teeth cleaned by Dr Myrine Garupa. DR. Garupa has been highly recommended by some in this forum. The cleaning took less than 15 minutes and she charged 800 peso. She was totally unfriendly almost to the point of rudeness. After my wife's cleaning I asked her if she could have a quick look at my teeth to see what I needed. She refused to even look, saying I need to schedule Xrays before she could even look. I intensely disliked Dr. Garupa instantly! I would NEVER go back there! From my point of view she was a complete B---H! Then I decided to try Dr Julie Cordeta of Premier Dental Care solutions. I first asked on the phone how much for an initial consultation. Initial consultation free! At the consultation she said I needed to redo the two cavities that failed from Teves (no surprise there!) , one of which was quite deep. I scheduled an appointment. At the second appointment she did the cavities. I felt very confident with her. She projected an air of total confidence and competence. She spent about an hour filling the deep cavity. I really feel confident that she is a very good dentist. She will be my dentist going into the future. Only down side: She has many patients and you might have to wait a long time for an appointment.