A department name : Oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery Department

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Mrs. Ela Glizanski

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The oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery department in the Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya, was founded as a small unit in 1972 by a man of vision, Dr. Daniel Temkin and through the generous support of Mrs. Blond (U.K). From the very beginning, Dr. Temkin targeted the unit to provide first class health care services to the population of the region.

Soon after its establishment, the unit's reputation spread wings, becoming a lodestone for doctors who aspired to treat the population of the north of Israel, at times, voluntarily due to lack of funds and available positions. Few years into it's existence the department was recognized by the Israeli Dental Association for the purpose of an oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery residency program, training generations of leading experts.

Over the years, under the leadership of Dr. Temkin and his replacement, Dr. Laster, the department has grown significantly. Subunits, addressing the full scope of the specialty were added: pedodontic unit, oral medicine unit, orthodontic unit, periodontic unit Temporomandibular Joint disorder treatment service.

In the beginning of 2014, Prof. Imad Abu El-Naaj was selected as the new head of the oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery department, marching it into becoming a leading destination for clinical excellence, breakthrough research, and meticulous training.

The department is affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University. It's staff is actively involved in undergraduate education and postgraduate training of residents throughout a five-year, post-graduate residency program. Up-to-date research in all the vast fields of cranio-maxillofacial surgery is an integral element of the department's activity.

The department offers its services to the population of the lower Galilee, upper Galilee, Jordan Rift Valley, Jezreel Valley, the Golan Heights and of course, welcomes patients from all across of Israel.

The oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery department consists of a skilled team of trained surgeons who provide a full coverage of diagnosis and treatment of oral, facial, head and neck pathologies in children and adults, including:

·Treatment of severe facial trauma due to motor vehicle accidents, violence or war injuries

·Diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction and follow-up of benign and malignant tumors of the mouth, jaws, neck and related structures

·Orthognathic Surgery for treating congenital and acquired deformities of the cranio-maxillofacial complex in children and adults

·Management of patients with congenital defects -cleft lip/palate/ syndromes affecting the cranio-maxillofacial complex

·Diagnosis and management of salivary glands tumors and other pathologies

·Management of complex head and neck infections

·Management of Temporo-Mandibular Joint disorders by conservative andsurgical treatments

·Dentoalveolar and preprosthetic surgery including: surgical teeth extractions, soft and hard tissue biopsies, treatment of jaw cysts, surgical exposure of unerupted teeth, bone augmentation, nerve repositioning and dental implants

All of the above are performed via the outpatient clinic or the inpatient department. The outpatient clinic enables us to treat patients under local anesthesia, deep sedation or general anesthesia. The inpatient department provides services for hospitalized patients.

The Department consists of the following Clinics and subunits:

Maxillofacial Surgical clinic- As part of the outpatient clinic, the doctors of the department provide examination and follow-up of referred patients. In addition, a large number of medical and surgical procedures are performed. Beyond professionalism and dedication, the department's staff is known for its personal attention.

Treatment and reconstruction of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck

The unit provides a comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancers and salivary gland diseases (malignant and benign). The unit is managed by Dr.Abu El-Naaj who completed his oral and maxillofacial residency in Rambam Hospital, later on specializing in head and neck oncology and reconstruction during a fellowship program in the plastic, maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery department of the teaching hospital in Dijon, France.

Pedodontic Unit

This Unit treats children who, due to a physical or mental disability, or due to a lack of cooperation, are unable to receive treatment in a regular clinic. Treatments are carried out using sedation or general anesthesia. The Unit is managed by Dr. Anda Rozen-Valter, a specialist in Pediatric dentistry and works in collaboration with Health Funds.

Orthodontic Unit

Top specialists in orthodontics provide diagnosis, consultation and orthodontic treatment prior to orthognathic surgical operations and for complex cases which cannot be treated in the community setting. The unit is managed by Dr. Musa Labeeb, a respected specialist in Orthodontics with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Orthodontics.

Periodontic service (treatment of gum diseases)

The unit provides treatment of patients suffering from gum diseases who are referred by their dentist. Treatments include a variety of gum operations and implants. In addition, the Unit provides dental calculus cleaning treatment by dental assistants. The unit is managed by Dr. Eran front a leading expert in periodontology.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Treatment Service

Treatment is provided for disorders originating in the temporomandibular joints or the muscles of mastication. The unit provides professional treatments including night splints and temporomandibular joints physiotherapy treatments. The unit is managed by Dr. Albert Mansur, who underwent numerous continuing education programs and was a senior instructor in the department of oro-facial pain in the Tel-Aviv University.

Sialoendoscopy and Artheroscopy service

The service enables minimally invasive procedures using state of the art optical equipment to treat salivary and temporomandibular joint disorders. The service is managed by Dr. Shareef Araidy, a leading oral and maxillofacial expert who completed numerous programs specializing in the field of TMJ pathologies and their management. Dr. Araidy also performs arthrocentesis (TMJ Lavage) and Open Joint surgery.

Orthognathic services

The unit provides for patients with congenital, developmental and posttraumatic facial deformities. The consultation takes place with participation of the leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons and the orthodontic unit. The orthognathic patient gains a personal treatment and follow up during the entire course of orthodontic and surgical treatment. The unit is managed by Dr. Phares Kablan, an oral and maxillofacial senior staff specialist.

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery and bone augmentation services

The Pre- Prosthetic and bone augmentation unit offers a variety of treatments for restoring deficiencies of bone and soft tissue in the oral cavity. The unit is managed by Dr. Phares Kablan who developed and published an array of treatments for patients with severe atrophic alveolar ridges. Moreover, Dr. Kablan is amongst the few specialists who perform mandibular nerve repositioning for dental implants.

Oro-facial trauma service - the department provides full coverage in cases of oro-facial trauma inflicted due to various etiologies such as motor vehicle accidents, interpersonal violence war injuries, etc. The department's staff treats the entire scope of orofacial trauma cases-from dental trauma and facial lacerations to fractures of the maxillo-facial skeleton. The unit is managed by Prof. Imad Abu El-Naaj, head of the department and Dr. Toeg Avi, an oral and maxillofacial senior staff specialist

Academy and research- the research at the department is extensive. The research activities at the department of Oral and cranio-maxillofacial surgery are executed by senior and resident staff covering all areas within the field of cranio-maxillofacial surgery. One of the main research profiles is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer. The academy and research branch of the department is managed by Prof. Imad Abu El-Naaj who published significant number of academic scientific papers world wide.

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שם המאמר 

Dent Clin North Am. 2011 Oct;55(4):649-61.

Innovations in dental implant design for current therapy.


Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2011 May;23(2):193-200, v.

Innovations in dental implant design for current therapy. 


J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Feb;69(2):502-6. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

Horizontal alveolar ridge distraction in an edentulous patient. 


09/2011 Health Commun. 2011 Sep 20

Seeking Cancer-Related Information From Media and Family/Friends Increases Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Cancer Patients 


Neurology . 2010 Jul 13;75(2):109-10. 

CRPS: Central aspects related to locus of pain, pathophysiology, and mood. 


Biochim Biophys Acta . 2010 May;1802(5):454-61. Epub 2010 Jan 18 

Oral cancer, cigarette smoke and mitochondrial 18kDa translocator protein (TSPO) - In vitro, in vivo, salivary analysis. 


Mol Med . 2010 Mar;16(3-4):122-8. Epub 2009 Dec 28 

Salivary antioxidants and metalloproteinases in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. 


Oncology . 2010;78(1):12-9. Epub 2010 Feb 24 

Penicillamine as a potent protector against injurious effects of cigarette smoke in aerodigestive tract cancer 



Oral Oncol . 2009 Dec;45(12):1006-10. Epub 2009 Oct 13 

Saliva as a tool for oral cancer diagnosis and prognosis 


J Oral Maxillofac Surg . 2009 Dec;67(12):2669-72 

A novel technique for vertical bone augmentation in the premaxillary region 


Cancer Biomark. 2009;5(1):23-31. PMID 

The salivary tip of the p53 mutagenesis iceberg: novel insights  

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