Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry

תמונה ראשית - פריודנטיה והשתלות דנטליות

Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry

The Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry is responsible for treating all types of periodontal diseases and mucosal lesions in addition to our state of the art dental implant facility. Diagnostic, interceptive, and corrective treatments (both conservative and surgical) are performed by a team of trained periodontists and auxiliary dental personnel.

Non-surgical treatments include scaling and root planing (SRP); prophylaxis and maintenance programs, and the use of sustained release medications in periodontal pockets. Some of these protocols were developed and tested in our department.

The surgical treatment protocols that are offered include gingival grafts for esthetic and medical reasons; gingival flaps to reduce periodontal pockets; and bone grafts for jaw bone regeneration (reconstruction) using a variety of autogenous, alloplastic, and allogenic grafts, with and without the use of barrier membranes.

Dental implants, both as stand-alone or in conjunction with bone grafts, are performed by a team of surgeons with up to 30 years implant dentistry experience (one of the most experienced team in the country and possibly worldwide). The team is augmented by specialists from other dental disciplines including prosthodontists and orthodontists, thereby enhancing diagnostic and treatment outcomes. We also care for infected (diseased) dental implants (peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis) using a variety of treatment modalities, some of which are unique to our center.

Our extended staff includes eighteen doctors (11 of which are senior staff physicians), as well as a para-medical team of registered dental hygienists (RDH), Registered dental nurse (RDN), dental assistants (RDA), and medical secretaries. The team can cater to any dental implant need.

The department’s Oral Medicine Clinic is responsible for dental treatment of patients suffering from a variety of systemic conditions treated by medications. In addition, the clinic is responsible for the diagnosis and management of mucosal lesions and diseases such as oral candida, oral herpes, pemphigus, lichen planus, and leukoplakia.

Treatments utilize all currently available pain control modalities including local anesthesia, deep sedation, and general anesthesia (in collaboration with the Anesthesiology Department). We also have a dento-phobia team that helps patients handle their dental anxieties in preparation for necessary dental care.

In addition to this intensive clinical activity, we run a post-graduate training program in Periodontology (including Dental Implantology), which is accredited both by the Scientific Council of the Israel Dental Association (IDA) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Our graduates sit for the Israeli Board Exam and the European Board Exam, so as to become Board Diplomats of the EFP. We also accept applicants from abroad provided that they meet our acceptance criteria and pass our screening process.

Research at the department includes basic, pre-clinical, and clinical trials, some of which are supported by the national and international granting agencies, while others are sponsored by industry.​