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Department of Oral Rehabilitation

Prof. Ariel Ben-Amar

            The Department of Oral Rehabilitation was established in 2004, by joining the following Departments: Restorative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry and the Department of Occlusion and Behavioral Sciences.

            The areas of teaching and research include, in addition to the above, Cariology, Dental Materials, Temporomandibular Disorders, Myofascial Pain, Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence, Community Dentistry, Post-Graduate Course in Oral Rehabilitation (4 1/2 years), and Dental Implantology.

            The objective of the field of Oral Rehabilitation is to understand the form and function of the masticatory system, to prevent disease of the oral cavity and teeth by modern preventive methods, and to restore damaged teeth and soft tissue using up-to-date knowledge and technology in order to restore function, esthetics and comfort.

            The teaching objectives of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation:

  • 1. Implementation of biomechanical and physiological principles that affect the
        rehabilitation and restoration of the stomatognathic system.
  • 2. Skills to evaluate the prosthetic possibilities (potential of treatment of oral
        rehabilitation and the indications and contra-indication of each treatment solution.
  • 3. Diagnosis, treatment, prevention of caries and the use of the "minimally invasive
        dentistry" method.
  • 4. Diagnosis and treatment of occlusal, TMJ and muscular disorders.
  • 5. Developing and teaching treatment planning and modalities linked to the dental 
        and medical needs, taking into account the individual requirements as related to
        caries and periodontal disease, and risk assessment,
  • 6. Providing knowledge in the field of Dental Materials as related to Oral
  • 7. Theoretical and manual skills to treat from the single tooth level to a full mouth
        reconstruction using restorations, such as posts & cores, crowns, fixed partial
        dentures, partial and full removable denture, amalgam and composite restorations,
        GIC, inlays, onlays, porcelain laminates, and various bleaching techniques, and the
        use of restorations supported by osseointegrated dental implants.
  • 8. Providing knowledge to understand the limitations and/or contra-indications of
        treatment and to know when referral to a specialist is required.
  • 9. Making the student (as a future dentist) aware of the emotional problems of the
        patient regarding their dental needs. To teach the ability to make a basic diagnosis
        and provide suitable treatment to a patient with dental phobia.


Department Faculty

Prof. Ariel Ben-Amar - Chairman

Dr. Israel Lewinstein - Coordinator

Dr. Shlomo Matalon - Coordinator of the 6th year students 

Dr. Shifra Levertovsky - Coordinator of the Post-Graduate Program

Dr. Zeev Ormianer - Coordinator of the Implant Clinic

Dr. Ephraim Winocur - Coordinator of TMD and Pain Clinics

Dr. Raphael Pilo - Coordinator of Department Research

Dr. Moshe Gordon - Coordinator of the Minimally Invasive Dental Clinic and
Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Nir Uziel - Coordinator of Behavior  Seinces


            The Department Faculty numbers almost 100 teachers of which 45% hold university positions and the remainder are volunteer instructors in the Student Clinics. Several of the Department Faculty are members of various committees in the School, such as Management Committee of the School, Education Committee, Research Committee, Equipment and Material Committee, Computer Technology Committee, Public Relation Committee, and Committee Representing the Academic Staff of the School.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 April 2012 )

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