photo credit: Happy Bokehkah by Alan Levine
Our dentists are committed to continuing their dental education, always taking their dental knowledge to the next level – in order to provide the best possible dental care for our patients. Dr. Landau, Dr. Tal, and Dr. Schonberg are seen here at the 26th National Convention of the Israeli Society of Periodontics and Osseointegration. It was a great day for our team to get updated on the latest research and innovation in the field of Periodontics (gums), Implants, with an emphasis on restoring cosmetics and function.
Our entire clinic warmly welcomes Dr. Yosi Farkash, DMD, to our team of Jerusalem dentists. Dr. Farkash is an excellent dentist, whose smile, calm manner, confidence, and skill puts all of his patients at ease. He studied dentistry locally in Jerusalem at Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Center, and holds a current dental license from the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Dr. Farkash continues his contribution to the dental world through the cutting edge research project he is spearheading at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. When Dr. Farkash is not in our Hillel Street clinic, you will find him sharing his clinical expertise in his capacity as a clinical instructor at Hebrew University’s Oral Rehabilitation and Prosthodontics Unit.
Dr. Farkash lives locally in Jerusalem.
My associates and I all believe in the need to keep up-to-date and to stay on the cutting edge of our profession.
Continuing education is something that is extremely important for dentists. Dentistry is a profession that is constantly changing. Research centers throughout the world invest endless time, money and energy into dental research. This may take the form of improving materials that are available for dentists to use, revamped protocols, or the introduction of new treatment methods. In Jerusalem, and Israel in general, there are some great learning opportunities for dentists.
Continuing education allows us to provide the best care available, the care that you deserve.
Below are some pictures from recent dental conferences and trainings that we’ve participated in.
Dr. Simone Landau
With great excitement, we welcome an excellent dentist, Dr. Matan Bar-Tov to our Jerusalem Dental clinic. Dr. Matan was born locally in Jerusalem, and continued to complete his dental studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at Hadassa Ein Carem with excellence. Since then he has been working devotedly in Jerusalem and in his spare time volunteers at the Yad Sarah dental clinic for the elderly in Jerusalem.
His gentle and calming manner put our patients at ease. His care for detail and excellence is what makes his dental work fabulous. He is a fluent English- speaker. He is a real asset to our practice and we welcome him warmly. Dr. Matan is available for evening appointments, and is one of our on-call dentsits for any emergency care you may need in the Jerusalem area, nightly until midnight.
All of us would like to wish Dr. Ben-Zion Klein best of success in his dental adventures in Africa. He will be working this year in Equatorial Guinea‘s capital city, as Hospital Chief Dentist. Dr. Klein has been an integral part of our team of excellent Jerusalem dentists for over 3 years, and we look forward to his updates from the coast of Africa!
The pattern seen in this photograph is consistent with the diagnosis of geographic tongue. This condition is also known as benign migratory glossitis. Geographic tongue is characterized by white striations surrounding red smooth areas on the top surface of the tongue. The picture above is taken from a healthy 30 year old woman who came to our modern Jerusalem dental office for the first time to see our Jerusalem dentist for a complete exam and cleaning. She hadn’t been having any pain or discomfort. She hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. The standard first part of the oral exam conducted by all of our dentists includes a detailed exam of the mouth and oral cancer screening including the: hard palate, soft palate, gingiva(gums), floor of the mouth, and tongue.
Geographic tongue is so intriguing to dentists because of the following:
The patterns can change from time to time
In general, there is no feeling of discomfort to the patient. In fact no symptoms at all ( In few cases there is mild tongue discomfort.)
It creates no restrictions in terms of taste or function
It affects 2-3% of the population.
It requires no treatment.
It is benign.
It may disappear over time, but it may not.
Dentists and Oral pathologists do not know the cause.
It’s one of the elements that makes every person unique.
If you think that you may have geographic tongue, it is crucial that in Jerusalem you see your dentist at Landau Dental as soon as possible for a definitive diagnosis. Other pathologies need to be ruled out, including(but limited to): atrophic glossitis, chemical burn, lichen planus, erythematous candidiasis, lupus erythematosus, glossitis, leukoplakia.