The Faculty of Dental Medicine
The Faculty of Dental Medicine’s preclinical and clinical faculty members teach some 650 undergraduate and graduate students from Israel and around the world in a range of degree and training programs, and provide dental treatment to around 400 patients a day, specializing in treatment for children and adults with special needs.
Research in the Faculty’s Institute of Dental Science covers a broad range of diverse health challenges, from the efficacy of genetically-engineered phages (anti-bacterial viruses) in combatting bacterial spores in hospitals, through the development of algorithms to map gene mutations in tumors, to the design of the PerioChip, a degradable sustained release delivery system for the treatment of periodontal disease.
Building Capacity for the Faculty of Dental Medicine
The Faculty of Dental Medicine is seeking to update and expand its facilities in order to accommodate its growing needs and ensure the continuation of its top quality research and education. To this end, the Faculty requires an additional five floors to supplement its existing premises, thereby enabling it to provide state-of-the-art research labs for new recruits and appropriate teaching and research facilities for the education and training of its students, as well as to establish an International School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem.