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Department of Pediatric Dentistry


Specialty Program


The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is a recognized department for specialization by the Scientific Council of the Israel Dental Association, which is intended for dentists who wish to specialize in dentistry for children.

The specialty program is aimed at a better understanding of all subjects related to the oral and dental health of children and adolescents (from birth to adolescence), teaching skills to accurately diagnose phenomena in the oral and dental organs, to prevent oral and dental diseases, and in holistic treatment to the child. Special attention is given to the understanding of emotional, mental and intellectual development of the child, especially facial growth and development.

During specialization, the post-graduate student learns to know and treat young and extremely anxious children for whom sedation is needed. Treatment under sedation and general anesthesia is a main focus of concentration. Dental trauma is a topic which gains immense attention in all aspects: diagnosis and treatment in facial injuries, in primary and permanent teeth, and trauma to the supporting tissues. The specialty program includes understanding the specific needs of patients with special needs who suffer partial or total somatic, intellectual, or emotional malfunction.


According to the specialty regulations, this is a 3 1/2 year program:


Department of Pediatric Dentistry - 2 years

Hospital department of general anesthesiology - 3 months

Hospital pediatric department - 3 months

Department of Orthodontics - 3 months

Elective - 3 months

Basic sciences - 6 months


Since the specialty program is carried out in a half position, it is more than 3 1/2 years.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 January 2008 )

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