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  • Prof.  Dorit Nitzan
 
Born – 1947, Jerusalem, Israel
Degree - D.M.D., Hebrew University - 1972
Board certified in O.M.F.S. since - 1976
Academic degree
1978 Lecturer
1984 Senior Lecturer
1994 Associate Professor
2004 Professor
 
Academic education:
 
1965-1972 - Dentistry, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine.
1972 DMD Thesis. The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Biology, Prof. Dishon.
1972-75, 1978-79 - Resident, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine.
1975-1976 - Research Associate at the Anaerobic Laboratory, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia (as part of residency).
1976-1978 - Research Associate at the Department of Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, and at the Forsyth Dental Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
Attendant at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts .
1981-1982 Research Associate at the Immunological Diagnostics and Research Center, University of Toronto, Canada.
Attendant at the Department of Oral Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Other appointements:

1987-1988 - Visiting Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
1999 - Visiting Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Columbia University, New York, New York.
2000 - Visiting Professor, Institute of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Darwad College, Darwad, India.
2011- Visiting Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Department "Sapienza" Hospital , University of Rome. Italy
 
Lectures & hands on courses on TMJ function and dysfunction ( 2010-11)
Jan 2010 TMJ course,
Hands on cadaver dissection course Paris.
May 2010 Master class, Oral & Maxillofacial Department "Sapienza" Hospital , University of Rome Rome.
June 2010 Invited lecture, Spiessl Symposium, TMJ Workshop, Basel.
Sept 2010 Invited lecturer: 2010 AAOMS, Chicago (Cancelled).
Oct 2010 SORG TMJ Course,
Hands on cadaver dissection course, Vienna.
Oct 2010 Invited lecturer, 1st congress of Hellenic, Israeli and Turkish Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Turkey.
April 2011 Invited lecture: The pathogenesis of Internal Derangement in light of the seemingly contradictory features of the TMJ.
The European & American Associations of Oral & Maxillfacial Surgeons, Rome.
June 2011 Invited Lectures: "Coping with loss of condylar vertical height" Spiessl Symposium.
TMJ Workshop, Basel.
Sept 2011 Invited lecture.
LatinoAmerican Association of OMFS. Brazil
Oct 2011 Invited lecture
Turkish association of OMFS, Antalia
Oct 2011 Invited lecture for SORG TMJ Course,
Hands on cadaver dissection course, Vienna.
Nov 2011 Invited lecture IAMFS, Chile
TMJ Condylar Hyperplasia Clinical findings, Treatment, Pathogenesis & animal model.
Nov 2011 Invited lectures for TMJ Course,
Hands on cadaver dissection course, Paris.
 

Research interests:

TMJ Osteoarthritis:
  • Pathogenesis ( Including two new animal model of osteoarthritis that clarify the pathogenesis)
  • The efficiency of arthrocentesis : Long term results
  • New liposomes act as effective Biolubricants for friction reduction in human synovial joints
TMJ Condylar Hyperplasia:
  • The impact of high condylectomy only on facial symmetry in 75 cases with TMJ condylar hyperplasia.
  • The role of Vasculoendothelial Growth Factor in the pathogenesis of TMJ Condylar Hyperplasia.
  • An animal model of TMJ condylar hyperplasia using transgenic mouse model which allows the modulation of VEGF expression in the condyle
  • Studying the reversibility of the phenotype effect of VEGF following it’s removal in the post natal mouse condyle via a conditional over expression

TMJ Ankylosis:

  • Preserving the condyle keeps the growth potential and provides better function.
  • An alternative way to cope with surgical loss of TMJ condylar vertical height resulting normal function and normal occlusion
  • The contribution of 3D documentation of the TMJ on the diagnosis, type and duration of the surgical intervention

Patent

Biolubricants for Friction Reduction in human Synovial joints
 

 
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