Dentistry in Israel

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Dentistry in Israel is taught at two dental schools and several post-graduate training centers.

Dental schools[edit]

Dental training centers include Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa and Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. Post-graduate programs of the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer are run by the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces.


With 7,500 practicing dentists and close to 300 new dentists joining the profession each year, Israel has one of the highest proportions of dentists to the general population in the world. Around 85% of all dentists in Israel work in private clinics or group practice. There are 5,000 private dental clinics in Israel as well as 200 clinics operated by the health funds.[1]

Israel has 60 companies that manufacture dental supplies and equipment, including dental labs and implants, X-rays, attachments, polishers, mixers, bur sets and diamond instruments.[2]

Dental research[edit]

The human encoding gene for tuftelin (TUFT1) was cloned by Dany Deutsch and Aharon Palmon of the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nostalgia Sunday – Israeli dentistry gets a wisdom tooth
  2. ^ The Israeli dentistry equipment market
  3. ^ Deutsch D, Palmon A, Fisher LW, Kolodny N, Termine JD, Young MF (August 1991). "Sequencing of bovine enamelin ("tuftelin") a novel acidic enamel protein". J. Biol. Chem. 266 (24): 16021–8. PMID 1874744.