Pediatric Dentistry

 

 

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Faculty of dental medicine of the Hebrew University, Hadassah medical school is a leader in dental health for children and infants, and children at risk.  A very qualified and experienced staff in the department provides an outstanding level of pediatric dentistry in undergraduate teaching, postgraduate students and research. In addition to the faculty members, the team includes a qualified staff of dental assistants and hygienist.pedo

The department is situated in the campus of the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, and a very close relation with all the departments of the hospital assures a multidisciplinary treatment for every child who needs consultation and other specialties.

Every child can attend the clinic either healthy or medically compromised children, from new born to adolescence.

The services provided in the department are diverse and include: first aid for infection and for dental trauma, regular dental treatment, dental treatment under conscious sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia, project "baby clinic" from birth to adolescence.

 



Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Chair of the Department: Prof. Diana Ram

Department assistant: Ms.Ortal Gueta. E-mail: pedo@mail.huji.ac.il

Telephone: 02-6776122

Clinic: opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 am to 4:00 pm

Emergency (no previous appointment) Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 08:00 to 09:30. Wednesday from 09:00 to 10:00.

The Clinic is situated in the entrance of the Faculty of Dental Medicine. Tel 02-6776168

Specialization in Pediatric Dentistry

Specialization

The "Pediatric Dentistry" profession is an age-related expertise that enables the provision of primary prevention and primary and comprehensive treatments in the oral cavity of infants, children and adolescents.

The specialization emphasizes the shaping of children's behavior during treatment, as well as the treatment of special needs patients, developmental disorders, and high-risk children whose treatment requires additional knowledge, special treatment and coping with behavioral problems through the use of tranquilizers.

 

The specialization in dentistry for children in the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem has an academic orientation and at the same time it is hospital oriented where treatment is provided within the framework of the hospital for medically compromised and high medical risk children.

Purpose of the specialization program

The goal of the specialization program is to prepare the post graduate students to be specialists in pediatric dentistry. At the end of the program, the specialist will be qualified to diagnose oral diseases in children and adolescents, healthy, medically compromised and disabled, to present a range of treatment options, to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each option and to choose the most appropriate treatment plan. In addition, the specialist will be able to provide the patient and his/her parents with information relating to the prevention of oral diseases and instructions for follow up.

 

The specialist will be able to provide the patient and his/her parents with information relating to the prevention of oral diseases and occlusion problems and to be updated on their own with the innovations published from time to time. The study is conducted through lectures, seminars, clinical demonstrations and clinical instruction alongside patients presenting problems in various fields, such as infants, toddlers, school children with mixed dentition and more.

Students are trained to treat young children with anxiety, fears and behavior disorders who require behavior management based on extensive knowledge in the field, and sometimes also for the aid of sedatives and / or use of nitros-oxide, children who require general anesthesia, children who have undergone dental trauma, and patients with physical disabilities and systemic diseases are presented. An important emphasis is given for self-learning from directed reading material.

Specialty program

This is a hospital-academic oriented program. It is performed in full time: 5 days a week, 35-40 hours per week.

A. 2 years in the department of pediatric dentistry

B. 3 months in the Department of Anesthesiology in the hospital

C. 3 months in the Department of Pediatrics in the hospital

D. 3 months in the Department of Orthodontics

E. 3 months of elective

F. 6 months of basic sciences

The program is completed in three and a half years, according to the syllabus. There is a minimum of patients that the resident is required to treat. The program consists also of seminars, journal club, case presentations and more.

After completion of above, the resident is allowed to apply to the national board examination.

Topics of the specialization program

The first year is dedicated to the study of the basics of diagnosis, emergency treatment and care of preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children, which is supervised by specialists member of the staff. This stage takes place at the Pediatric Dentistry Department (Ein Kerem). During the first year, the resident will pass a rotation in general anesthesia in an accredited department of anesthesiology during 3 months and then will begin in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. In the second year of the residency, the post graduate student will begin to treat disabled and special care children and very young children with sedation. In the second year, the resident will perform dental treatments for children under general anesthesia and will be integrated into the undergraduate training provided by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

The third year of the program will include continuing dentistry for children, training students in their sixth year, and rotations in the round as follows: orthodontics, pediatrics and elective rotation and the basic science stage to be held in the laboratory or in a recognized department. Round the wards - as part of the program the residents must go round in different departments. The rotation in certain departments will be parallel to the stay in the Pediatric Dentistry Department and some will be separate.

Conditions for acceptance

Conditions for acceptance are: license to practice dentistry in Israel, high level of Hebrew language and compliance with the conditions of the initial screening test conducted in the department. Registration is opened once a year in February and takes place on the University registration site.

Acceptance process.

 

The start date of the program is June 1.

All candidates must pass a screening examination that includes:

1. Basic knowledge of pediatric dentistry at the level of general dentist.

2. Preparation of a summary of a professional article in English.

Candidates that passed the basic exam are invited to a personal interview.

After the interview, a certain amount of candidates will be accepted, which averages from three to six each year.