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ההרשמה לכנס הסתיימה. אם ברצונכם להיכנס לרשימת המתנה, אנא מלאו את הפרטים וניצור עמכם קשר במידה שיתפנה מקום

להרשמה מהירה אנא מלאו את הטופס וניצור עמכם קשר

נושאים במחלוקת ברפואת שיניים עכשווית

An 8-hour Scientific Program

addressed at general dentists as well as specialists

הכנס לזכרו של פרופ׳ אדי גרפונקל, שהיה אחד מעמודי התווך של רפואת השינים בארץ, יעסוק בנושאים שנויים במחלוקת ברפואת השינים ומיועד לכלל רופאי השיניים. המרצים בכנס, ובכללם תלמידיו וחבריו של פרופ׳ גרפונקל מן הארץ ומחו״ל, יתנו סקירה מעמיקה, יציגו מקרים ויקחו חלק בדיון פעיל במקרי קצה מעוררי מחשבה ומאתגרים.

המחלקה לכירורגית פה ולסת, האוניברסיטה העברית, מרכז רפואי הדסה, מתכבדים להזמין את כולכם אל הכנס, אשר יערך ביום ראשון, 29 במאי, בהיכל התרבות בתל אביב.


פרופ׳ נרדי כספי, מנהל המחלקה לכירורגיית פה ולסת, הדסה עין כרם, ויו״ר מדעי

ד״ר אדיר כהן, יו״ר ועדה מארגנת

ניתן להירשם לכנס ולרכוש כרטיס גם במסגרת עסקת שתלים. לפרטים אנא לחצו על הכפתור להלן

1-hour Debate With All Speakers

Scientific program by the OMFS Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical Center, with the support of the Israel Dental Association. Organized by: Keshet Hafakot

להרשמה מהירה אנא מלאו את הטופס וניצור עמכם קשר

ההרשמה לכנס הסתיימה. אם ברצונכם להיכנס לרשימת המתנה, אנא מלאו את הפרטים וניצור עמכם קשר במידה שיתפנה מקום

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הרשמה לכנס באמצעות עסקת שתלים

חברת דיבידנט מציעה לרופאי השיניים המעוניינים להירשם ולהשתתף בכנס באמצעות רכישת 25 שתלים.

לפרטים נוספים, אנא פנו לדיבידנט בטלפון 03-6353539 או בדואר אלקטרוני, או מלאו את הפרטים בטופס להלן ונחזור אליכם להשלמת העסקה.

Dedicated to the memory of Adi GARFUNKEL

To honor the life and passing of Prof. Adi Garfunkel, the event “Controversies in Contemporary Dentistry” is dedicated to his precious memory.

Adi Garfunkel will long be remembered for his impact on the high quality of education in Israel and beyond. His loss will leave a void that will not be filled since he was such a rare and beloved individual. Adi will certainly be remembered for his warmth, humanity, and courage. And for so much more…

In memoriam Adi A. GARFUNKEL, DMD

Professor in Oral Medicine

Dean-Emeritus, Chairman Hospital Oral Medicine Department, Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Founded by the Alpha Omega Fraternity, Jerusalem

Co-founder and Academic Director Dental Branch, Shamir (Asaf Harofeh) Medical Center, affiliated with the Maurice and Gabriela Goldschlager School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Born in Romania, Prof. Adi Garfunkel received his DMD from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, Israel, which was established as a joint initiative of the Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. He underwent graduate training in Oral Medicine at the Dental School, University of Pennsylvania and received a Fellowship in Immunology from them. He was Board certified by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Dr. Garfunkel was Professor in Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem and was certified in Anaesthesiology.

Prof. Garfunkel served as Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, and was Chairman of the Oral Medicine Department in Hadassah Hospital for over 25 years. He was the co-founder and first director of the D. Walter Cohen Middle East Center for Dental Education affiliated to the same faculty, organizing graduate training in different fields of dentistry.

Dr. Garfunkel was Co-Founder and Academic Director of the Dental Department at the Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) Medical Center, affiliated with the Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

He co-founded the Israeli Mobile Dentistry Nonprofit Organization for Oral Health for Home-bound Patients, and served as its Medical Director. In 2018, the organization was renamed the “Israeli Mobile Dentistry Nonprofit Organization – Prof. Adi. A. Garfunkel” as a sign of deep gratitude for his dedication to this cause and his continuous efforts to ensure its success.

Dr. Garfunkel held numerous Professorships, among them: Adjunct Professor of Medicine – College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA; Visiting Full Professor at the School of Dental Medicine, Medical Faculty of Tel Aviv University; Visiting Professor of Oral Medicine – Medical College of Pennsylvania; Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery – MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine; Visiting Associate Professor in the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Pahlavi University), Iran.

As well as being an active member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, Dr. Garfunkel was an honorary member of the American Dental Association, International Association of Dental Research, Burma Dental Association, Academy of International Dental Studies, Israeli Dental Association, Israeli Society of Oral Medicine.

In recognition of his contribution to dentistry, Prof. Garfunkel received numerous awards and honors from all over the world including the Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Dental Medicine; the Alumni Award of Merit from the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; and was included on the Rector List of Best Teachers of the Hebrew University.

Nippon University in Japan and the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania bestowed upon him the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa”.

In recognition of his outstanding lifetime contribution to dentistry, in 2011, President Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, conferred on him the prestigious, “The President of Israel Award for Voluntary Activities”.

The city of Bucharest acknowledged his role in the development of Romanian Dentistry and its affirmation on the International scene by presenting him with the Honorary Diplomat & Medal of the City of Bucharest. In 2013, Dr. Garfunkel received the President of Romania Medal of Merit for his significant contributions to dental education in Romania.

In 2017, Prof. Garfunkel received the Israeli Society of Oral Medicine and the Israeli Dental Association‘s highest honors in recognition of his outstanding contributions and lifetime commitment to the dental profession in general and, in particular, to the speciality of oral medicine.

He was the former editor of the Israel Journal of Dental Sciences, a member of numerous editorial boards – including the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, USA – and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Middle East Journal of Oral Health, both AEGIS Publications. Prof. Adi A. Garfunkel founded the Romanian Dental News Journal, “Actualităţi Stomatologice” and served as Editor-in-Chief since its debut in September 1999.

He published over 100 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, among them “Oral mucositis – the search for a solution” published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine in 2004; and book-chapters on anesthesia as well as on the connection between oral and systemic health, among them “Dental Implants – the Art and Science” (Dental Implant Therapy for Medically Complex Patients) published in USA, in 2010.

Dr. Garfunkel had a private practice in Jerusalem. In addition, he continued to teach and to lecture widely in the Hebrew, English, French and Romanian languages. His conferences, which were one–man–shows, were greatly appreciate around the world. He encouraged participants to not only be better dentists but to become better physicians with the ability and confidence to treat medically complex patients within their own practices.

Our colleague, teacher and friend, Adi Garfunkel, whose influence left an undeniable imprint passed away on March 22, 2018. He will stay forever in our hearts.



Moving from Bone Grafting to Bone Growing

Bone regeneration has greatly evolved over the last decades.

Up until five decades ago, the leading method for the reconstruction of bone defects was native bone transferring, intraoral and extraoral sites. This method has significant biological advantages; however, it also carries a high price tag, in the form of longer surgery, an additional surgical site, prolonged pain and discomfort, and greater rates of complications and morbidity.

In the recent decades, various materials have been developed, including allografts, xenografts and alloplasts, in an attempt to promote bone regeneration without native bone transfer. However, these materials do not allow for the construction of high-quality bone nor are they appropriate for large defects or for many additional indications.

The lecture will review 20 years of experience of both basic science and clinical work in the development and implementation of biological methods for high-quality bone regeneration in various types of bone defects without the need for native bone transfer or guided bone regeneration. The concept of bone growing will be presented and the biological bone regeneration algorithm will be offered.

Prof. Nardy Caspi-Casap is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

After completion of his residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center, he spent two years in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, San-Francisco.

Nardy Casap is a Member at Large of the executive committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a past chairman of the Israeli Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Israel chancellor of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the chairman of the Israel Dental Association Scientific Committee, a past Chairman of the Israeli Maxillofacial Professional Committee, and a past Chairman of the National Accreditation Committee for Dental Specialization Programs

Prof. Casap is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Quintessence International and numerous others. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

His main research interests are orthognathic and craniofacial surgery, navigation surgery systems, bone reconstruction, bone morphogenetic proteins, endoscopic surgery, and periosteal distraction.



Dr. Adir Cohen is an attending physician and the Director of the TMJ Clinic in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. He has a Master's degree of Science (M.Sc.) in neurophysiology from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine.

He is actively involved in the training of residents and dental students, and is an Examiner for the Israeli Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Cohen is the former president of the Israeli Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

His clinical interests are focused on TMJ surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma and Pre-prosthetic surgery.



Maurice A. SALAMA


Extraction Site Management and Implant Placement Strategies: Is There Still a Controversy?

Implant site preservation and development is the concept of maintaining the volume and architecture of both the soft and hard tissues. It is critical to minimize tissue loss during extraction to conserve the natural ridge form and architecture for future implant placement, especially true in the anterior region.  The lecture will focus will on the most commonly asked questions in implant dentistry today. The topics include:

  • Should grafting be performed after tooth extraction?
  • Which are the best graft materials to use?
  • What type of interim provisional restorations to use in order to minimize tissue loss?
  • What is the current research and what diagnostic tools lead to the correct decisions regarding immediate implant placement versus delayed implant placement?
  • How best to manage cases within the esthetic zone to maintain natural contours?

Lecture Objectives include being able to answer the following questions:

To understand the most recent research and literature on Extraction Sites

  • Know minimally invasive tooth removal techniques and instrumentation
  • Remove broken and difficult teeth with minimal flap reflection
  • What to look for in choosing a graft material
  • Techniques for optimal healing and ridge form
  • Learn how to manage the post-extraction sites in order to minimize ridge contour loss
  • Understand the pros and cons of immediate versus delayed implant placement
  • Learn when to Flap and when you can perform incisionless treatment
  • Learn to describe minimally invasive bone grafting techniques for the compromised implant site

Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch: Technology and Clinical Challenges with ALL on X

Full Arch restorations have always presented itself with clinical and technical challenges, from working in the clinic with the patient, to the laboratory bench, and to the need for improved communication between the involved team members. With the speed that the technology has improved, so has the way we diagnose, treatment plan and restore the full arch patient. What hasn’t changed is the sound prosthodontic principles. This lecture will highlight some of the clinical challenges, materials and the protocols needed to meet the expectations of the team to deliver a successful outcome.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Cover common treatment modalities for fixed full arch implant candidates
  • Understand factors involved in treatment planning for immediate extraction or the edentulous arch
  • Review role of CAD/CAM in full arch prosthetics
  • Understand indications & process for immediate load full-arch prosthodontics
  • Understand the role of CBCT and 3D software for diagnosis and planning


Synergy of Reconstructive Hard and Soft Tissue Surgery: The Role of Bioengineering in Clinical Practice

Biologic Modifiers can often be synergistically combined with periodontal plastic surgical techniques, guided bone regeneration and various osseous grafts to effectively establish the optimal foundation for functional and esthetic implant restorations. Vertical soft tissue and interdental papilla enhancement is frequently combined with innovative second-stage periodontal plastic surgery to create an ideal restorative frame.

The three-dimensional reconstruction of the implant receptor site comprises three distinct phases:

  1. Development of the hard tissues
  2. Reconstruction of the soft tissue
  3. Shaping of the tissues through the restorative profile

This program will cover the importance of CBCT 3D Planning in Reconstructive Dentistry. Site preparation techniques for conventional restorative dentistry as well as prior to and at the time of implant placement utilizing new bioengineering protocols will also be featured and introduced as treatment planning options in everyday clinical practice.

Educational Objectives:

  • Diagnosis and classification of implant recipient sites using CBCT and 3D software
  • Augmentation techniques available at the time of extraction
  • Management of the “deficient” site through horizontal and vertical augmentation techniques
  • Evaluation of new techniques and bioengineering technologies for future applications

Maurice A. SALAMA, DMD

Dr. Maurice A. Salama received his dual post-doctoral specialty certificates in both periodontics and orthodontics, fixed prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Salama is currently on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and Dental College of Georgia as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics.

He is also a legacy member of the Team Atlanta Dental Practice which is a multidisciplinary practice world renowned for their clinical research in implants, reconstructive and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Salama and his team have published numerous scientific papers, book chapters and periodicals in peer reviewed journals and is often an invited Keynote and featured speaker at Dental Conferences around the world.

Dr. Salama remains a Founder and a permanent member of the Scientific Committee of the world’s leading Web based Dental Education site as well as the Salama Institute.


Dr. Henry Salama received his post-doctoral specialty certificates in both periodontics and periodontal-prosthesis, fixed prosthodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former director of the Implant Research Center and Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Salama practice is limited to advanced restorative, esthetic and implant therapy. Dr. Salama lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has published over a hundred scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals over the past 35 years. His clinical research activities focus on long-term stability of esthetic soft tissue enhancement techniques, as well as minimally invasive techniques in esthetics and implant dentistry. 

Dr. Salama is a member of the Scientific Committee of the world’s leading Web based Dental Education site as well as the Salama Institute.

Paulo MALO


Past and Present Challenges of the Total Rehabilitation

  • The importance of total rehabilitation
  • Evolution & history of the MALO protocol
  • MALO protocol diagnosis
  • What is All-on-4®️? All-on-4®️ treatment concept

Challenges of the ALL-on-4®️ Total Rehabilitation

  • All-on-4®️ Standard 
  • All-on-4®️ Hybrid
  • All-on-4®️Double – Zygomaᵀᴹ
  • All-on-4®️ Extreme

This two-parts session will briefly review the objectives, as well as the evidence-based principles of the All-on-4® Treatment Concept to restore complete edentulous and failing dentition cases, followed by the discussion of the most recent advancements that this technique has gone through.

The new products developed to overcome the challenges of restoring the atrophic maxillae will also be presented, comprehending a wide range of solutions since zygomatic to short implants, along with other implant design innovations, emphasizing its importance to the success of this treatment and providing clinical examples to its application.

Professor Paulo Malo received his dental degree from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the University of Lisbon in 1989. He founded the Malo Clinic in 1995 where he developed the Malo Protocol. This included surgical techniques and innovative products such as the All-on-4® treatment concept, a new zygoma implant and protocol, and the advanced Malo Bridge technical solution. Prof. Malo is recognized worldwide by the dental and medical community as setting a new standard in fixed oral rehabilitation.

Prof. Malo is a visiting professor at several universities, has published numerous scientific journal articles and is co-author of several textbooks. Prof. Malo lectures regularly at international conferences and has also received several distinctions and awards for his medical and dental breakthroughs as well as his management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Marcus B. BLATZ


The Zirconia Resin Bonded Bridge – Where, When, and How?

Zirconia has become the material of choice for a variety of indirect all-ceramic restorations ranging from single units to full-mouth reconstructions. While, in the beginning, zirconia was only used as a coping and framework material that had to be veneered with porcelain, current high-translucent and multi-layer options offer excellent optical, physical, and biological properties for a multitude of indications.

The zirconia-based resin bonded bridge (ZRBFDP) is a proven, yet widely unknown, minimally invasive treatment option to replace missing anterior teeth when other options are not possible or have to be delayed. For long-term clinical success with ZRBFDPs, a deep understanding of fundamental clinical and laboratory parameters from case selection, abutment tooth preparation, restoration material and design, and, most important, proper resin bonding protocols, is essential.

However, the rumor that “you cannot bond zirconia” persists tenaciously despite research compiled over two decades telling us otherwise. In fact, numerous clinical studies have shown that ZRBFDPs, which rely exclusively on adhesive bonds, have extremely high clinical long-term success rates.

The APC zirconia bonding concept is a summary of 20 years of research on the topic and provides a simple yet highly effective method for long-term durable resin bonds to zirconia. While resin bonding is not necessary for restorations that rely on retention, resin-bonded zirconia restorations can provide treatment options that were not possible before.

This presentation will provide a deeper understanding of ZRBFDPs as a reliable treatment option and offer solutions for cementation and bonding that, based on the latest research, will provide long-term successful outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the concept of resin bonded bridges and clinical indications
  • Learn about successful resin bonding methods and materials for ZRBFDPs
  • Comprehend clinical and laboratory guidelines for long-lasting esthetic ZRBFDPs, from treatment planning to preparation, restoration design and insertion

Prof. Markus B. Blatz is Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Chairman of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, and Assistant Dean for Digital Innovation and Professional Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also founded the Penn Dental Medicine CAD/CAM Ceramic Center. Dr. Blatz graduated from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded additional Doctorate Degrees, a Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics, and a Professorship from the same University.

Prof. Blatz is co-founder and past President of the International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry (IAAD) and a founding member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry (EADD). He is a board-certified Diplomat in the German Society for Prosthodontics and Biomaterials (DGPro) and a member of multiple other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International College of Prosthodontists, the American College of Prosthodontists (honorary member), Academy of Osseointegration, and O.K.U. Honor Dental Society.

Prof. Blatz is the Editor-in-Chief of Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Associate Editor of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and of Quintessence International, Section Editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous other recognized scientific dental journals. He is coauthor of the international bestseller “evolution – contemporary protocols for anterior single-tooth implants”, which was translated in 8 languages.

Prof. Blatz is the recipient of multiple teaching and research awards and has published and lectured extensively on dental esthetics, restorative materials, and implant dentistry. He was recently named one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors in Dentistry” by his peers.

Michael GLICK


Do Clinical Guidelines Cause Controversies in Dentistry?

During our training as dental students we rely on our clinical faculty to guide us. We trust their clinical judgement and do not question their technical skills nor their theoretical knowledge.

However, after entering private practice we must access and use new and pertinent clinical guidelines from other sources. These sources could be lectures delivered at continuing education courses or our own analysis of the literature. But how do we know that we really take advantage of the best evidence-informed clinical guidelines?

This presentation will highlight how evidence-informed guidelines are generated and why many published guidelines may unfortunately sometimes create more controversies than help.

Michael Glick is Professor and Executive Director, Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Glick has authored more than 350 publications, including original research articles, editorials, and book chapters, and has written, edited and co-edited 10 textbooks. Among these several editions of the seminal text in oral medicine – Burket’s Oral Medicine.

Dr. Glick is the immediate past Dean, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, past-President of the American Board of Oral Medicine, served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Dental Association from 2005 to 2020, and was chaired FDI/World Dental Federation’s Vision 2020 and co-chaired FDI’s Vision 2030.



Controversies in Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach

Multidisciplinary approach becomes the “gold standard” way of treatment in our daily practice.

For most of the patients this is mandatory and the treatment complexity increases as the number of doctors taking part in the working team increases. The controversies in deciding the working protocol, who is the team leader, and the factors influencing the treatment sequence in very complex cases are presented in this lecture.

Dr. Ion Nicolescu is a maxillofacial surgeon being involved in orthognathic surgery for more than 20 years. He has both bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and General Medicine, from the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

After 16 years as an Assistant Professor at the “Carol Davila” University of Dentistry and after 10 years as the Head of Maxillofacial Department at “St. Mary” Hospital, Bucharest, he limited his practice to the private sector.

Professionally his mainly focused in dental implantology and the surgical treatments of the facial deformities, malformations and trauma, practicing in his own clinics: Nicolescu&Agatstein Dental Clinique (1997) and Clinica NAOS (2015).



Revisiting the Treatment Strategy at Periodontally Violated Teeth

Preparation design of natural teeth should meet a variety of structural and biologic requirements, whereas the cervical design of the restoration should fulfill biologic and esthetic principles. These traditional concepts might be modified in situations of periodontal violation.

The presentation will highlight a different prosthetic concept that results in a favorable periodontal response at the interface between the gingiva and the artificial restoration in some indications of periodontally violated teeth.

Nitzan Bichacho, D.M.D. holds the post of expert in prosthodontics at the rank of Professor, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, where he graduated in 1984. 

Prof. Bichacho is Past President and a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and serves on the editorial boards of leading international dental journals. He developed restorative and prosthetic clinical techniques that have become widely used around the world.

Prof. Bichacho publishes and lectures worldwide on dental implant therapy, fixed prosthodontics, interdisciplinary treatments, and innovative treatment modalities in esthetic dentistry.

The Bichacho Clinic in Tel Aviv focuses on high end esthetic oriented interdisciplinary treatments, collaborating with world-renowned colleagues and dental technicians.



“One Observation = Zero Observation”

A review is made of the speaker's publications on bone regeneration using cancellous block allografts, with an evaluation of the success of implants placed in such regenerated areas. A total of 30 studies published during the last 20 years, encompassing all aspects of alveolar ridge reconstruction were evaluated. 

These grafts are indicated in cases of large bone defects. They serve for vertical or horizontal augmentation of the alveolar process. In most of these cases, graft healing until implant placement lasted 4-6 months. The most frequent complications in the recipient site were wound dehiscence with exposure of the membrane.

In almost all cases, prosthetic loading of the implants took place three months after their placement. The block survival rate varied from 85% to 100%, with an implantation success rate of 92-96%. Esthetic evaluation using PES-WES score was outstanding.

Following numerous (>1000) cases over 20 years, it can be concluded that cancellous block allografts are effective in correcting localized and/or large defects of the alveolar process. Complications do occur, but in most of the cases the treatment plan can be completed even in the most challenging cases.

The lecture will follow the evidence hierarchy emphasizing differences between "possible" to "predictable".

Prof. Gabi Chaushu is Head of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Head of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel.

Attended the Hebrew University at Jerusalem. Completed residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel 2011-now.

Member of the Israeli Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Past president of the Israeli Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Member of the Israeli Scientific Council of the Israeli Dental Association.

Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery unit at the Tel Aviv Medical Center 2002-2006. Head of Oral Health and Dental Implantology Center at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center 2008-2011.

Has published over 150 articles in the English literature. Author of chapters in books. Has lectured extensively internationally. Conducted many courses in the field of implant dentistry. Editor and reviewer for numerous journals worldwide. His fields of research include implant dentistry, immediate implant placement, bone grafting, sinus augmentation, block grafting, postoperative morbidity, salivary glands, and oral pathology.



To Treat or Not to Treat – Red Flags in Medically Complex Patients Management

With an ageing population worldwide and an elevated awareness of dental care as a part of life quality, it is only natural that multimorbid patients are more regularly treated in the dental office, requiring a more complex treatment plan.

Therefore, it is imperative to collect a detailed medical history and, at the same time, recognize the important warning signs caused by the patient’s medical status or physical limitations.

Our lecture will review the current paradigms and guidelines regarding the medically complex patient at the dental practice, as well as the leading principles for patient management.

Prof. Doron Aframian earned his D.M.D., MS.c., Ph.D. and Oral Medicine specialty degrees at the Hebrew University and Hadassah in Jerusalem. His main interest is Salivary glands diseases and he published more than 300 articles, reviews chapters and letters. Currently, Prof. Aframian serves as the Vice Dean for Developmental Affairs in the Dental Faculty and as the Chair of the Oral Medicine, Sedation and Radiology department.



Controversies in the field of sinus lifts and dental implantology

A comparison between one stage open sinus lift versus staged procedure in subantral height of less than 5 mm, and also a personal experience using the Osseodensification technique versus traditional crestal closed sinus lift procedure is presented in my lecture.

Dr. Jawad Abu Tair:

Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Senior Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon, Head and Neck tumor board, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Arab American University at Jenin, Palestinian Authority.

Organizer of many courses in the field of dental implantology.

Doron Haim


How to…” – The Conflicts in the Dental Treatment Journey 2022

The vast developments in technologies and their applications open endless possibilities in diagnosing problems and different options for solutions.

The digital interfaces allow accurate and efficient capture of data, data transmission and processing.

In this session we will share today’s conflicts and the clinical journey to find updated solutions in modern dentistry.

Dr. Doron Haim is the Director of Dental Department at the Shamir (Assaf Harofeh) Medical Center, affiliated with Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University and the Elected Chairman of Israeli Association of Dental and Computer-Aided Digital Dentistry. He is an active member in the Scientific Council of Israeli Dental Association and a Medical Director of the Dental Division at Sisram Medical.

In addition, he is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Israeli Mobile Dentistry Nonprofit Organization “Prof. Adi. A. Garfunkel”.

Dr. Haim was appointed as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iasi, Romania.

His main clinic interests are in complex and digital treatments of total oral rehabilitation in, but not only, medically compromised patients under general anesthesia and computer-aided digital dentistry in the Dental Department of the Shamir Medical Center and in his private clinic “Doron H. & Garfunkel.” Dr. Haim is CEREC trainer on behalf of Dentsply Sirona company.

Currently, he is involved in researches: Heat Diffusion Imaging Technology for Early Detection of Oral Cancer; Safety and Efficacy Evaluation of the Ivory Dentin Graft Device; Development of Intraoral Scanners.



To Treat or Not to Treat – Red Flags in Medically Complex Patients Management

With an ageing population worldwide and an elevated awareness of dental care as a part of life quality, it is only natural that multimorbid patients are more regularly treated in the dental office, requiring a more complex treatment plan.

Therefore, it is imperative to collect a detailed medical history and, at the same time, recognize the important warning signs caused by the patient’s medical status or physical limitations.

Our lecture will review the current paradigms and guidelines regarding the medically complex patient at the dental practice, as well as the leading principles for patient management.

Dr. Andra Rettman is a graduate of Hebrew University Faculty of Dental Medicine. She completed her oral medicine residency at the Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation and Maxillofacial Imaging, Hadassah Medical Center.

Dr. Rettman is particularly interested in providing holistic dental care to the medically compromised, the elderly, and dentophobic patients.

As for now, Dr. Rettman is a senior doctor at Hadassah Medical Center, Department of Oral Medicine, Sedation and Maxillofacial Imaging. In addition, she serves as the director of the HMO branch of the dental clinic and focuses on oral medicine and dental rehabilitation in her private practice as well.



Dr. Heli Rushinek is an attending physician and the Director of the Craniomaxillofacial clinic in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

She is actively involved in the training of residents and dental students and is an Examiner for the Israeli Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Rushinek currently serves as treasurer of the Israeli Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Her clinical interests are focused on Orthognathic surgery, Cleft palate and Maxillofacial Trauma surgery.



Dr. Fady Shoukair completed B.Med.Sc degree cum laude, then DMD. His DMD final thesis graduate award was presented in oncological conferences in Athens and Berlin.

Dr. Shoukair was elected by Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in an exchange student program in Strasburg (France) held by the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He volunteered for two years at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s Maxillofacial department.

Dr. Shoukair completed his residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and was board-certified.

Recently, he published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (JOMS), International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IJOMS) and STAR Protocols by Cell Press.

Currently, Dr. Shoukair is working as a senior doctor in the Oral and Maxillofacial department at Hadassah Medical Center and at private practice. He is composing his thesis at his Master’s degree of Science (M.Sc.) in immunology of bone regeneration and also completing his last year in medical school (MD) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


CEO, DentalXP

Eddie Salama is the Chief Executive Officer of DentalXP, the world’s leading Web based Dental Education site. 

In addition to several live annual Symposiums and Summits, DentalXP also offers international skill building hands-on courses and live patient clinical programs for a variety of surgical and restorative applications.