Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Prof. Samer Srouji -1
Head of the Galilee College of Dental Sciences, Director of The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Dentistry Institute

Prof. Samer Srouji DMD Ph.D

  • B.Sc. degree in Oral Biology
  • DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem.
  • Ph.D. from the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, on the subject of anatomy, cell biology and tissue engineering.
  • He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa and served as a senior physician in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa. In addition, he served as a faculty member and senior lecturer at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.
  • Since 2015, Prof. Srouji has been the director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Galilee Medical Center and a professor at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University.
  • He heads a tissue engineering research laboratory, where he mentors graduate students and under his management, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department established an innovative 3D center which provides unique surgical solutions; the 3D printing lab has quickly become one of the leading 3D point of care centers in the world.
  • Prof. Srouji is a highly regarded clinician and is one of the senior staff members of the AO CMF that carries a banner of excellence in the surgical fields.
  • Prof. Srouji has published dozens of papers in international professional journals and delivered numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He has also lectured at international courses in Europe and the United States.
Dr. Fares Kablan
Deputy Head of The Galilee College of Dental Sciences, Senior Physician and Instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Fares Kablan DMD

  • Graduate at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1989
  • Graduate at the School of Dentistry, Tel Aviv University, 1993
  • Graduate of fifth year of general medicine at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist, Baruch Padeh Medical Center (also known as Poriya Medical Center), completed residency in 2005; physician in Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Poriya until 2017
  • Senior physician, Galilee Medical Center, since January 2018
  • Owner of a private clinic, since 1993
  • Presented clinical innovations in bone grafting, soft tissue and nerve transposition at the World Academy of Osseointegration in the United States
Dr. Zraik Husam
Senior Physician and Instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Zraik Husam DMD

  • Graduate at the Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Medical Center, 2002
  • Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baruch Padeh Medical Center (also known as Poriya Medical Center), 2007-2013
  • Senior physician and instructor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department at Galilee Medical Center
  • Advanced training in the salivary glands and cialoscopy, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Barzilay, Ashkelon, 2015-2016
  • Owner of a private clinic and serves as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Clalit (Health Fund) “Smile” and in private clinics
Dr. Amir Totry 1
Senior Physician and Instructor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Amir Totry DMD

  • Graduate at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2013
  • Graduate at the Specialization program for oral and maxillofacial surgery, Rambam Medical Center in Haifa
  • Participates and lectures at conferences in Israel and abroad
  • Member of the Israeli Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association and the International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association
  • Main areas of activity: Head and neck oncology, treatment of facial trauma, orthognathic surgeries to correct facial and jaw deformities, cleft smile, treatment of diseases of the jaw joints and salivary glands, alveolar dental surgeries, pre-rehabilitation and oral implants
  • Works in private and public clinics in Haifa and northern Israel

Minimally Invasive Maxillofacial Unit

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Director of Minimally Invasive Maxillofacial Unit.

Recognized by the  International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS) for fellowship.

Prof. Oded Nahlieli DMD

  • Prof. Oded Nahlieli graduated from the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem 1979
  • Residency in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, in 1988-1989.
  • Prof. Nahlieli was the Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Barzilai University Medical Center, Ashkelon 1998-2021
  • Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health University of Rochester, NY, USA.
  • In 2010, Oded Nahlieli received honors from the Israeli government on his achievements and innovations
  • In 2019, Dr. Nahlieli received honors from the International Society for Salivary Glands on his pioneering achievements in salivary gland endoscopy.

Oral Medicine Unit

Dr. Igal Granot
Director of the Oral Medicine Unit

Dr. Igal Granot DMD

  • DMD – Faculty of Dentistry Ukraine Medical Stomatological Academy (UMSA), Ukraine
  • Sc. – Faculty of Dentistry UMSA, Ukraine
  • Specialization Program in Oral Medicine – Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem

Dr. Igal Granot is an expert in oral medicine and specializes in mucosal lesions, salivary glands and temporomandibular joint disorders, dental treatments under sedation and general anesthesia for medically compromised patients.
He is the director of an Oral Medicine Internship Program at Galilee Medical Center.
He lectures in Israel and around the world in his field of specialty.

Dr. Sharon Ayalon
Senior Physician and Instructor in Oral Medicine

Dr. Sharon Ayalon DMD, MSc

  • Dental Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • MSc, Health Systems Management, Tel Aviv University
  • Senior physician in the Department of Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery, Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya
  • Advanced specialized trainings in facial and neck medical aesthetics, in Israel and abroad
Dr. Tali Shani
Senior Physician and Instructor in Oral Medicine

Dr. Tali Shani DMD PhD

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Tel Aviv University, 2006.
  • Oral Medicine Internship Program, Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, Tel Aviv University, 2017
  • PhD – Head and Neck Cancer Research, Tel Aviv University, 2017
  • Senior physician in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya
  • Member of the faculty, and lecturer at Tel Aviv University in the Department of Oral Medicine, 2016-2018
  • In recent years, published articles in international professional journals, participated, presented and even served as chair of scientific conferences around the world
  • Areas of expertise and occupation include diagnosis and treatment of mouth odor, dry mouth, burning mouth and taste changes, disorders of the chewing joints and facial pain, night splint, lesions and diseases of the oral cavity and biopsies
Dr. Zinat Awadieh
Senior Physician and Instructor in Oral Medicine

Dr. Zinat Awadieh DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry, University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 2010
  • Residency: Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry Hadassah Jerusalem, Hadassah, 2016.
  • Lecturer in courses for dentists on the subject of inhaled sedation and in licensing test preparation course for graduates from dental schools abroad.
  • Medical director at the Maccabident (Health Fund) Carmel Clinic
Dr. Haj Nasrallah Wardi
Senior Physician and Instructor in Oral Medicine

Dr. Haj Nasrallah Wardi DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University of Hadassah in Jerusalem, 2000
  • Residency: Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry at Tel Aviv University, 2007
  • Staff member at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, including clinical training of medical students from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, during their clinical years, 2006 to present
  • Staff member at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, including training interns in oral medicine in the department, 2015 to present
  • Member of the Examining Committee for Oral Specialists
  • Consultant in the field of oral medicine on behalf of the Maccabi Health Insurance Fund in the north, 2009 to present

Pediatric dentistry Unit

Dr. Mervat Khoury Absawi
Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program

Dr. Mervat Khoury Absawi DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Hebrew University and Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem,
  • Dentistry degree in pediatric dentistry, Department of Pediatrics for Children at Tel Aviv University,
  • Served as a lecturer and clinical instructor for students and interns in pediatrics at the School of Dentistry at Tel Aviv University
  • Engaged as a specialist pediatric dentist in the community and use unique tools to treat children and adolescents suffering from dental anxiety, children with special physical and mental needs, and children who have suffered injuries in the oral area; also performs dental care for children through sedation and general anesthesia.Current director of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the Internship Program in Pedodontics, at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Ofra Bachar
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Dr. Ofra Bachar DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University, Hadassah in Jerusalem, 2010
  • Pediatric residency program at the Faculty of Dentistry, Hadassah Jerusalem, 2015
  • Served as a clinical instructor in a pediatric dentistry course for dental students
  • Instructor for interns specializing in pediatric dentistry
  • Works in private dental clinics in Maalot and Karmiel for some ten years
Dr. Liora Costa Sagi
Senior Physician and Instructor The Pediatric Dentistry Unit

Dr. Liora Costa Sagi DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University (Hadassah), 2009
  • Residency program in Pediatric Dentistry, Tel Aviv University School of Dentistry, 2018
  • Served as a teacher and clinical instructor for students in the clinical years in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Over one decade of experience in treating children in private and public clinics, especially young children with challenges cooperating or with history of medical illness
  • Member of the Israeli Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Raed Zreik
Specialist Physician and Instructor in Pediatric Dentistry Unit

Dr. Raed Zreik DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, 2013
  • Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, 2018
  • Served as a clinical instructor in pediatric dentistry course for students at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem
  • Treats children and adolescents using behavior management methods, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), sedation and general anesthesia
  • Works in a number of public dental clinics
  • Treats with assistance of laughing gas, sedation and general anesthesia at the Maccabident (Health Fund) dental clinic network
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Specialist Physician and Instructor in Pediatric Dentistry Unit

Dr. Jomana Hassan DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry,
    Residency: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Barzilai Ashkelon Hospital
  • Instructor for interns at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Galilee Medical Center
  • Working in private clinics and Clalit (Health Fund) Smile Clinic for ten years.
  • Researcher in the field of pediatric dentistry

 

Orthodontics Clinic

dr. Avishay Herman
Specialist Physician and Instructor at the Orthodontics Clinic

Dr. Avishay Herman DMD, MHA, MSc

  • DMD, MHA: Specialist in Orthodontics
  • MSc Health Systems Management
  • Graduated with honors from the School of Dentistry at Tel Aviv University, 2001
  • Residency: Orthodontics, Tel Hashomer Hospital, 2011
  • Served as a dentist and military orthodontist for many years. As part of service, managed a number of specialist clinics. Discharged at rank of Major
  • Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology,
  • Senior physician in the Department of Orthodontics and Facial Defects, Rambam Healthcare Campus
  • He currently serves as a senior physician in charge of the orthodontic field in orthopedic surgeries in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at Carmel Hospital in Haifa, and as a specialist physician in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya
Dr. Corneliu Ciceu
Specialist Physician and Instructor in the Orthodontic Clinic

Dr. Corneliu Ciceu DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Iași in Romania, 1994
  • Orthodontic Program, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Iași, Romania, 1997
  • Served as an instructor for dental students (as part of the internship) at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine & Pharmacy Iasi, Romania
  • Passed residency examination on behalf of the Scientific Council of the Israel Dental Association, 2016
  • Dentist in the Orthodontics Unit and cleft palate care, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, 2004-2017
  • Orthodontic consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Galilee Medical Center, since 2019
  • Works as a dentist in private clinics and the Maccabi and Clalit health funds in orthodontics, since 1999 in clinics in Haifa and northern Israel

Endodontics and Microscopy Clinic

Dr. Vadim Faivishevsky
Specialist Physician and Instructor in Endodontics and Microscopy Clinic

Dr. Vadim Faivishevsky DMD

  • Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Russia, 1992
  • Served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the commander of a regional dental clinic
  • Worked as root canal specialist in public and private clinics
  • MSc, Health Systems Management, Clark University, USA 2003
  • Endodontology Specialization Program, School of Dentistry, Tel Aviv University, and Specialist in Endodontics, 2008
  • Lectured at conferences in Israel and abroad in the field of endodontics
  • Clinical instructor for the Dentsply-Sirona company.
  • Authored international scientific publications
  • Director of only dental clinic for root canal treatment and endodontic surgery in Kiryat Motzkin
Dr. Rafi Brener
Specialist Physician and Instructor at the Endodontics Clinic

Dr. Rafi Brener DMD

  • Expert in endodontics (root canal treatments), Israel’s Ministry of Health
  • Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Endodontics Internship Program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Ein Kerem
  • Member of the Israeli Dental Association and the Israeli Endodontic Association
  • Served as an instructor for students in clinical years
  • Deals with root canal treatment, root canal innovations and apical surgery (apicoectomy)

Periodontology Clinic

Dr. Lana Eskander-Hashoul
Specialist Physician and Instructor in the Periodontology Clinic

Dr. Lana Eskander-Hashoul DMD MSc

  • DMD at the Hebrew University and Hadassah in Jerusalem, during which time she won several awards for research.
  • In parallel with studies at the Faculty of Dentistry, completed a degree in Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University and Hadassah
  • Graduate the Periodontics Internship Program of the Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa and has a degree from the European Federation of Periodontics (EFP).
  • Engaged in clinical and basic research in the field of periodontics and bone regeneration
  • Member of the Israeli Association for Periodontics and Oseointegration, and of the World IADR Association
  • Published articles in scientific journals and lectured at professional conferences in Israel and abroad.
Dr. Khaled Rabach
Specialist Physician and Instructor at the Periodontology Clinic

Dr. Khaled Rabah DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry at the Hebrew University (Hadassah) of Jerusalem, 2002
  • Served as a teacher and clinical instructor for dental students in the clinical years in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation and the Department of Periodontics
  • Periodontics Internship Program, Periodontics Department, Hadassah, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
  • Specialist in periodontics, Israeli Ministry of Health
  • Specialist, European Federation of Periodontics and Dental Implants (EFP)

Prosthodontics Clinic

Dr. Elias Absawi
Senior Physician and Prosthodontics Instructor

Dr. Elias Absawi DMD

  • Faculty of Dentistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Ein Kerem, 2006
  • Residency in prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry at Hadassah, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
  • Served as a member of the Department of Prosthodontics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; instructed dental students and provided clinical instruction in the fields of closure, removable dentures, rehabilitation on implants, aesthetics and integrative dentistry (2006-2014)
  • Senior physician and medical director of the Maccabident (Health Fund) dental clinic – Nahariya (2016-present)
  • Owner of a private specialist clinic in the Galilee region that deals with prosthodontics and dental implants
  • Prosthetics consultant in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine at Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya (2020 to present)
  • Over 14 years of accumulated experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in dealing with complex rehabilitative cases: closure problems, rehabilitation on implants, aesthetics, removable dentures and more
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