General information about The Faculty of Dental Medicine 


The Hebrew University - Hadassah School Of Dental Medicine Founded by the Alpha Omega Fraternity in 1953. 

The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine was founded in 1953 as a joint initiative of the aboutHebrew University, Hadassah and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. The faculty provides the highest standard of Dental Medicine through a comprehensive approach involving the training of dentists and dental auxiliary professionals, extensive community outreach programs and innovative research into dental diseases, application of new technologies in the field and extensive research in the craniofacial complex.
The agreement between the Hebrew University which was founded in 1925 as a research university and Hadassah determines that the first three out of six years of studies, towards a D.M.D. degree, are under the general responsibility of the Hebrew University, called the pre-clinical years, while Hadassah will be responsible for the following three clinical years. Thus, the Faculty of Dental Medicine is comprised of two main sectors; the pre-clinical and the clinical departments.
There are approximately 425 undergraduate dental students in our six year academic program, while 80  students are admitted yearly to the first year.  After completing three years and receiving a B.Med.Sc degree with an average grade of 80, the students continue to the clinical years to receive a D.M.D. degree.
As part of the D.M.D. degree requirements each student must submit an original D.M.D. thesis which is a research work supervised by a faculty member (minimum rank of lecturer) either from the Institute for Dental Sciences or from the clinical departments or both.
Our Dental School offers nine post graduate specialization programs (three to five years) in the different fields of dentistry. We also offer a special long term continuing education programs (of one to two years) for trainees in an Advanced General Practice Program (AGPP), Aesthetic Dentistry, Dental treatments under Sedation and General Anesthesia and Oral Rehabilitation over Dental Implants. There are also annually courses for dental hygienists and dental assistants.about2
Students and young faculty members are constantly encouraged to start their involvement in research at an early stage of their academic and/or professional careers. The research is done under the framework of the Biomedical Graduate Program which is in charge of the MS.c. and Ph.D. students. The goal of these programs is to allow top students to enrich their scientific background and to contribute to the on-going dental research in Israel and worldwide. As we envision those graduates as future leaders in dentistry in Israel, we seek to provide them with best possible training in research in addition to their high level clinical training.
Over one hundred students are listed in our program. More than half of our M.Sc. students either hold a D.M.D. degree or are currently D.M.D. students. About one third of our Ph.D. students holds a D.M.D. degree or is currently in their clinical studies.


The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine continuously develops and maintains a learning environment, committed to a humanistic culture that is welcoming and accepting of all persons regardless of gender, religion or ethnicity. The obligation is applied to all School's administrators, faculty, students, staff and alumni.

The School shall not discriminate against candidates or students for any reasons of ethnicity, country of origin, socio-economic background, religion, nationality, or gender, in enrollment for studies and acceptance to the School and in any issue during their studying and examinations.


Mission of HUHSDM (updated 7-March-2022)

The mission of the Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine is to train and educate dental practitioners, research students and specialists in Israel to the highest standards of excellence and ethics in the context of providing comprehensive patient care. The School strives to be at the forefront of dental education, research, and practice, and to lead in these fields regionally and globally. 

Goals of the School of Dental Medicine

HUHSDM is a pluralistic and vibrant academic community committed to:

  1. Education
  • Excellence in training and teaching competent dental practitioners and specialists capable of providing broad spectrum patient-centered care.
  • Establish and maintain continuing education programs for the dental professional community.
  1. Comprehensive patient-centered care: To promote excellence in the treatment and service of patients, community-based treatment, and social action by community programs.
  2. Teamwork – create team-based learning and practice approaches involving faculty and students that foster professionalism, creativity, respectfulness, and mutual support.
  3. Research
    • To be among the best research dental schools worldwide.
    • To train and educate first-rate dental and cranio-facial research students.



Core Values

  • Professionalism
    • Ethical conduct, respect, honesty, and integrity 
  • Excellence
    • Realize our full potential and commitment to excellence
    • Achievement and performance according to the highest standards
  • Leadership
    • Willingness to take responsibility
    • Create a vision and set impact-based goals
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Commitment to an ongoing and consistent process of self-study and application of improvements
    • Dedication to continuing education
    • Integration of novel research, technology, and equipment
  • Diversity
    • Accept our differences while working together in a respectful environment
    • Caring
      • Kindness, compassion and social consciousness