The Department of Prosthodontics comprises the following disciplines: operative dentistry, occlusion, fixed prosthodontics, removed prosthodontics, implantology, esthetic dentistry and dental materials. Prosthodontics specializes in restoring natural teeth, in replacing and maintaining oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth.  The department involves in educational activities, clinical services and research. Our faculties are fully committed to excellence in teaching and researching, and provide expert clinical care.

Teaching in the Prosthodontics department includes basic and clinical skills for 3rd–6th year students. The studies include the theoretical and practical aspects of diagnosis, therapy and maintenance of the stomatognathic system and the well-being of the patient. 

The Prosthodontics clinic provides high quality clinical treatments for the general public involving advanced procedures in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, esthetics, perio-prosthesis, implantology and TMJ dysfunction. Our clinic is equipped with top of the art digital oral scanners, milling machine and furnace for ceramics.

The departmental research is composed of basic, applied and clinical research performed in both the Dental Materials Laboratory and clinics. Faculties are actively engaged in research, including joint projects with other departments, both preclinical and clinical of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Campus. We have four senior prosthodontists with PhD degree who trains students in postgraduate programs (MSc and PhD).

contact information


Prosthodontics Clinic: 02-6776128

Department Head: Prof. Yael Houri-Haddad, DMD, PhD

Department Secretary: Tali Zlotnik

Telephone: 02-6776193 / 02-6776142 

Fax: 02-6429683

Mailing Address: Department of Prosthodontics, P.O.B. 12272, Jerusalem 9112102



Specialty Program

The graduate program in Prosthodontics of the Hebrew University and Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine is a 3.5 year program: 2.5 years in the department of Prosthodontics, 3 months of obligatory rotation in the department of Periodontics (at Hadassah), 3 months elective rotation and a 6 month basic science rotation.

The theoretical part consists of classic and current literature review seminars, case presentation seminars, and hands-on workshops. The clinical part is based on knowledge of the roles of the dentition and the supporting tissues in health and disease, and consists of comprehensive oral rehabilitation, including periodontics, orthodontics, fixed and/or removable prosthodontics and dental implants.

The program covers diagnostic methods, treatment planning and preventative, restorative and maintenance techniques. Residents also learn how to cooperate with specialists in other clinical and dental departments.

The program enables the successful post graduate student to practice oral rehabilitation at the specialist level and to pass the Israeli National Board Examination for specialty recognition. At the end of the program, and after passing the final exam, the resident will be entitled to a graduation certificate.


Requirements for application

  1. A dental degree from an accredited dental school.
  2. Records of grades from the dental school, including class rank.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from dental/scientific professionals.


By the end of the program, candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Proficiency in the scientific basis of dentistry in general and Prosthodontics in particular.
  2. Proficient knowledge of Oral rehabilitation.
  3. A broad knowledge of all aspects of clinical dentistry.
  4. A broad knowledge of the interactions between oral and systemic diseases and the management of medically compromised patients.
  5. Clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders in oral rehabilitation.
  6. Clinical expertise in diagnosis case selection, treatment planning and surgical aspects of oral implantology.
  7. Skills in critical evaluation of the scientific literature.

Residency Requirements

During the program, the resident will be required to complete:

  1. Comprehensive multidisciplinary oral rehabilitation treatment of 12-14 patients
  2. Presentation of 10 current literature review and syllabus based topic seminars
  3. Case seminar presentations throughout the residency period
  4. Completion of clinical and science based rotations
  5. Dental Lab rotation
  6. Annual qualifying exam 
  7. Publication of an article in a dental professional journal