Dr. Clemente graduated with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila) in 1989 and completed his Master of Public Health degree at the College of Public Health in the same university in 1994.
He proceeded to supplement his education with several post-graduate courses including Occupational Health and Safety from UP Manila in 1994, Preventive and Interceptive Orthodonics from the Filipino Orthodontic Study Club in 1988, Esthetic Dentistry from the College of Dentistry of UCLA, Los Angeles, California in 2009 and Aesthetic Dentistry Continuum also from UCLA in 2013.
Other training saw participation in the UE-Aichi Gakkuin University faculty exchange program in Nagoya, Japan in 2006 and the training program at the Fastbraces University, Dallas, Texas in 2013.
As an academician, Dr. Clemente has been a faculty member of the College of Dentistry of the University of the East Manila as Special Lecturer in Dentistry, a position he has held since 1995.
He has also taught at the CEU College of Dentistry and at the UP College of Dentistry as Assistant Professor. He has been a faculty member of the College of Dentistry of University of the East Manila as Special lecturer in Dentistry, a position he has held since 1995.
Active in the Philippine dental industry, he is Committee Chair/Member of the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) and part of its Speakers Bureau. Other posts he has occupied include Founding Member and Past President of the Association of Community Dentistry Educators of the Philippines, Past President of the UP Dental Alumni Association and Ex-Officio Officer of the UP Manila Alumni Association and UP Alumni Association. He was a Key Opinion Leader of Dentsply Phils. and Kerr Phils.
Dr. Clemente was Past President of the Philippine Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (PAED) from 2002 to 2004 and is currently one of its regular lecturers. During his term, a number of innovations were launched including Area Coordinators in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to engage members, sports events like badminton to build member camaraderie, the STETIX newsletter to publicize PAED activities and focus on scientific research to foster the culture of acquiring new knowledge and capabilities among others. He also spearheaded the first study mission, Lakbay Aral to Hong Kong.
It was also during Dr. Clemente’s administration–after indefatigable efforts by his and other past PAED presidents–that PAED was recognized by the Philippine Dental Association as an affiliate.
At present, Dr. Clemente is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists, Ex-Officio Officer of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Philippine Section, Life Member of PAED, Member of the Quezon City Dental Chapter, Auditor of UP Manila Alumni Association, President of RCTInc. and volunteer dentist of Charity First Foundation.
Dr. Clemente maintains a private practice in Quezon City.