In 2006, Dr. Steve Mark Gan
initiated a non-profit organization dedicated to provide free medical and dental assistance and treatment to the less fortunate.
The organization's projects targeted remote areas in the country which do not have access to dental clinics.
Hundreds of people benefitted particularly with dental extractions, a treatment they normally could barely afford.
worked with many private companies that choose to anonymity but continually provided sizeable donations.
Dr. Gan is also a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI) since 1999, a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs.
He served as the JCI Chairman for Community Development in 2000 and organized free dental and medical missions in the urban poor areas in Manila.
He was later elected Director for International Affairs in 2002, where he served to promote international goodwill and understanding among local JCI organizations in the Asia-Pacific.
A few years later, Dr. Gan joined the Pasay City Host Lion's Club of the Philippines.
He served as 2nd Vice President from 2007 to the present.
It was his
outstanding track record as a dental practitioner that raised the profile of his
In 2009, Dr. Gan
was conferred the "Most Outstanding Lion's
Yet perhaps Dr. Gan's greatest professional role to date is his appointment as member of the Professional Regulation Commission's (PRC) Board of Dentistry by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, and his eventual appointment as PRC's Board of Dentistry Chairman.
At just 42, Dr. Gan
is one of the youngest dentists to ever assume this prestigious position.
Early during his
began working with his
colleagues to better regulate and set the standards to produce world-class Filipino dentists and improve the relationship between the PRC
and teaching institutions, as well as the accredited professional organizations.
In addition to this, Dr. Gan
also initiated an advocacy to use compressors that are oil-less, belt-less, and make less noise.
This advocacy reduced noise pollution and helped conserve rubber.
has been encouraging dentist to use this through introduction of the new technology and by encouraging local dental traders to import the new equipment.