Dental Medicine and Israel: Featuring Prof. Avi Zini, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, American Friends of the Hebrew University’s Mid-Atlantic region hosted a lunch for Professor Avi Zini, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Medicine. At this intimate gathering, Dean Zini shared the history of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an update about life on campus during the Israel-Hamas War. He shared news from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, the Robert I. Schattner Oral Health Center, and his hopes for the school as Hebrew University celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2025.

Since its founding, the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine has devoted itself to training dentists and dental auxiliary professionals, providing outstanding dental care to the community, and engaging in innovative research. The Robert I. Schattner Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities will be the first of its kind in Israel and the Middle East to provide oral care to the over 1.5 million Israelis living with disabilities. Under the supervision of Faculty specialists, dental students in the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs will provide care to patients, acquiring the skills and expertise to treat patients with disabilities. The Center is poised to transform oral health care for people with disabilities in Israel, making it accessible to all.

In coordination with the development of the Center is the Cohen-Volpe Seating Area, a unique outdoor meeting spot and place for respite at the Faculty. To learn more about the Robert I. Schattner Oral Health Center and opportunities for support, please click here.