Stars show their teeth, the Urban Smile way 

by Kiko Cueto

A smile is a smile. But crafting one that is beautiful and confident is something that Urban Smile Dental Clinic is known for.

For a decade now, Urban Smiles has given the brightest stars of today a reason to show their pearly whites. And as they celebrate 10 years of bringing smiles to the public, these stars came down to celebrate and attest to the massive influence of Urban Smile Dental Clinic’s influence within the entertainment industry.

Courtesy: Dr. RFD/Facebook

Founded by Dr. Ralph Figaroa Delas Alas (Dr. RFD) and Mr. Ruel Apostol in 2013, Urban Smile Dental Clinic commemorated the decade of exceptional dental care at an extravagant event on September 18, 2023, at the opulent SEDA Vertis North’s Grand Ballroom.

Since its inception, Urban Smile Dental Clinic has evolved into one of the Philippines’ fastest-growing and most trusted dental chains, cultivating a legacy of excellence and creating countless radiant smiles. The clinic’s steadfast commitment to delivering top-tier dental care has garnered the unwavering trust and loyalty of its cherished patients.


Vice Ganda / Courtesy: Dr. RFD/Facebook

The celebration was indeed star-studded, led by the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda, singer Moira dela Torre, actor JM De Guzman, Marikki Stroem (who is also a DJ), Seth Fedelin. Actress Elijan Alejo, and even figure skater Michael Martinez were also present.

Courtesy: Dr. RFD/Facebook

The most popular social influencers and content creators lead by Toni Fowler, Zenaib Harake Connh Cruz and Yuki Takahasi also graced the event and showed their dazzling smiles in front of the cameras.  


Just how thankful are they to how Urban Smiles lit their smiles?

JM De Guzman

JM De Guzman, when asked of the reason for his presence, stated the obvious for everybody: “Because I love Dr. RFD.”

Toni Fowler with Vince Flores

Siyempre, alagang Urban Smiles talaga kami ever since. Isa ako sa mga pinakaunang social media artist na sumuporta sa Urban Smiles, at syempre,  we’re here to support kasi 10 years na ‘di ba?. Buong pamilya ko, hanggang sa anak ko, pamangkin ko, nandito kami sa Urban Smiles,” popular social media influencer and content creator Toni Fowler told republicasia.

Yuki Takahasi

“Personally I think going this event is talagang I support Doc RFD with all my heart and I know marami siyang milestones and I know this is one of the biggest milestones hindi lang dahil, birthday niya kundi anniversary ng urban smiles ayun,” Yuki Takahasi said.

Actress Elijah Alejo, Seth Fedelin, Zeus Collins and Connh “Modern Nanay” Cruz also thanked Urban Smiles.

 “For me it’s a super special kasi yung confident ko sa smile, confident na mas na boosts pa yung confidence dahil kay Dr. RFD at Urban Smile,” the Modern Nanay content creator said.


Zenaib Harake

Popular Content creator Zenaib Harake summed it all up.

“Love, family and love,” she told republicasia.

DJ and actor Markki Stroem on the other hand said that his work, while “taxing” always makes him smile. And that his confidence to be seen in the cameras just increases with a good set of pearly whites.


Zeinab meanwhile has this to say to today’s  youth, something good that can be taken to heart.

“Siguro enjoy every single day of your life hanggat bata pa kayo enjoyin niyo, huwag niyo masyadong pressure-rin ‘yung sarili niyo pagdating sa mga bagay-bagay kasi  the more na nag ooverthink tayo, the more na tatanda tayo agad. So ayun, enjoyin niyo lang ‘yung buhay ayun, she said.

Michael Martinez

Popular figure skater Michael Martinez on the other hand told today’s generation to take their time to hone their craft.

“Don’t beat yourself up, you still have a lot of time and you can do it,” he said proudly.


The event was in partnership with RepubliAsia led by founder – Mr. Bran Reluao, as online viewers get to see a glimpse of the latest happenings and witness the arrival of invited guests at the red carpet. 

“It’s a momentous event in the industry, celebrating 10 fruitful years of excellent service with a key goal to become the pioneer dental tourism destination in the country. As a news media platform for the new generation, we are here to inform them about this initiative, and provide our audience with the stories and latest happenings,” Mr. Reluao said.


Just what is next? Urban Smile Dental Clinic unveiled their expansion plans, among which include embarking on what is now known as the Dental Tourism Journey, in partnership with the Department of Tourism.

Courtesy: Dr. RFD/Facebook

The said visionary endeavor was attended by DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, as she sealed a Memorandum of Agreement signed during the 10th-year celebration. 

The initiative not only promises to boost the country’s healthcare sector but also to showcase the Philippines’ natural beauty and cultural richness to international visitors seeking world-class dental services.

At the heart of Urban Smile Dental Clinic’s success is its unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Over the years, the clinic’s founder, Dr. RFD has led numerous medical missions to underserved rural areas, delivering vital dental care to those in need.



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