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Jun 15, 2019, 11:54 PM
Israel Dental Association: An Embarrassment of Israeli Democracy
Elections are coming, not only for the Israeli Knesset but for the Israel Dental Association (IDA). The IDA is the official representative of Israel's dentists versus the government and Ministry of Health, and therefore its policies and leadership is...
Nov 24, 2017, 5:03 PM
Israeli Dentists Still Mistreated by Government
In February 2017, a new law was proposed as a private members bill in the Knesset. The purpose of the proposed law is to correct an injustice that has being going on since 2010. In 2010 the Ministry of...
Feb 15, 2017, 1:01 AM
After 7 years, will discrimination against private dentists in Israel end? New law proposed
Two weeks ago a small article was published in the Yisrael Hayom daily newspaper. The article stated that Knesset Member Oded Forer of the Yisrael Beitenu party has proposed a private members law in the Knesset which will...
Mar 3, 2016, 1:50 PM
Israel Dental Association elections: Fair or fixed?
The Israel Dental Association (IDA) held elections on Friday, February 26. The Islamic Republic of Iran also held elections on the same day. The more democratic elections were those held in Iran. The outcome of the IDA elections was predetermined. Here is...
Dec 30, 2015, 9:40 PM
Working Conditions for Dentists in Israel’s Public Sector, and the Consequences
In my previous posting, I gave a short synopsis of the situation of the dental profession in Israel,and how it developed historically. Today I will describe the working conditions in the public sector, at kupot cholim (health fund) clinics. Last month, the employees...
Dec 29, 2015, 9:12 PM
Dentistry in Israel
History Prior to 2010, all dentistry in Israel was private. Three of the health funds (kupot cholim) were operating for profit dental clinics. These clinics did not receive any public funding and competed with the private clinics on a relatively equal...
Dr. Dan Cheifetz is a graduate of Georgetown University Dental School. He has been practicing dentistry in Israel for 31 years. He served in the IDF as a dentist from 1989-1991.