Oral rehabilitation is a field of expertise that qualifies the expert in providing a multidisciplinary diagnosis and comprehensive care plan, both of which are essential when the issue at hand is complex dental treatment.
Professor Ervin Weiss and Dr. Michal Dekel-Steinkeller, specialists in oral rehabilitation, offer their clients treatments based on a holistic approach that includes, inter alia, reconstruction of teeth, improved functioning, and improved aesthetics using methods that promote recovery and preservation of oral and dental health over the long term.
Becoming a specialist in dentistry requires completing doctoral studies in the field, and continuing on with specialised studies for several more years, generally at least 4, in the sphere of expertise that will lead to the dentist’s qualification as “specialist in oral rehabilitation”.
During this additional 4-year track, comprehensive multidisciplinary training covers a wide array of professional rehabilitation issues, including orthodontics, dental implants, aesthetics, surgery, gum diseases, and oral health.
The specialist in oral rehabilitation possesses a broad range of knowledge which allows integration, cooperation and supervision together with diverse specialists in dental care. The oral rehabilitation specialist’s focus is diagnosis, planning, execution and supervision of the most complex situations relating to dental care and diseases related to the mouth, healing them, maintaining their health, and prevention of disease. The specialist’s vast scope of proficiency turns him or her into the “architect”, “entrepreneur”, and “auditor” of multidisciplinary complex dental treatments which require intervention on the part of additional experts in the fields of dental health and medicine in general.
The studies required to achieve specialist qualification produce experts with the scope of knowledge appropriate to handling complex treatments, among them treatments for unhealthy teeth, solving issues linked to missing teeth, dental implants, treatment of dental abrasion, complex jaw closing problems, and correction of functional disruptions to mandibular joints.
The number of dentists in Israel defined as oral rehabilitation experts is not large, totalling some 200 of the 7,000 registered dentists.
The Weiss-Dekel 4Hands.Dental Specialists Clinic is led by two of these specialists, with cumulative experience of decades, and supported by a team of additional experts in dental care. Together, they can take care of the dental needs of each and every client.