Department of Orthodontic and Craniofacial Anomalies

תמונה ראשית - אורתודונטיה ופדודונטיה

Department of Orthodontic and Craniofacial Anomalies

The Department of Orthodontic & Craniofacial Anomalies is an integral part of the School of Graduate Dentistry at Rambam Health Care Campus. The department focusses on orthodontic treatment and consultation for children and adolescents, and special orthodontic care using invisible orthodontic appliances for adults. For more complex cases, orthodontic care of children and adults is integrated with other specialized dental and maxillofacial procedures such as oral surgery, facial reconstruction, gum surgery, and root canals.

Adults suffering from jaw anomalies are provided with orthodontic treatment in combination with orthognathic surgery via the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.

The department is also responsible for the multidisciplinary treatment of children and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies. Treatments are coordinated with other departments of Rambam’s Craniofacial Center, including the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, and the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department.

Specialized dental treatments are offered, including pediatric and dental treatments, and orthodontic surgery requiring general anesthesia or deep sedation under the administration and care of a dedicated anesthesiologist and intensive care nurse. In this set up babies with “tied” tongue and a variety of craniofacial anomalies are also been managed.

The Orthodontic Residency Studies program has been approved by the Israel Ministry of Health. This 3.5–year program provides specialization in modern orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic techniques for children and adults. This program is unique due to the broad interdisciplinary nature of the training given to residents, combining pediatric and adult surgical orthodontic techniques for acquired and congenital craniofacial defects. In addition, Residents are provided with a strong foundation in orthodontic research.

The department strongly encourages involvement in academic instruction and research. Department members affiliated with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology also teach medical and research (MSc/PhD) students in the fields of orthodontics, bone and muscle biology, and oral physiology, pathology, and biology.