Dr. Sara Whitefield is a specialist in Oral Medicine, licensed as a Specialist with the Israeli Ministry of Health. Dr Whitefield qualified as a dentist in London, England in 2000 and after completing four years of Oral Medicine residency at the Goldschleger School of Dentistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel, qualified as a specialist in Oral Medicine.
What is Oral Medicine?
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology is the specialty field of dentistry that deals with the assessment, diagnosis, and management of conditions affecting the oral mucosa, jaws and adjacent anatomical structures, as well as patients with oro-facial pain. Oral Medicine sits at the interface between Dentistry and Medicine.
The key difference between Oral Medicine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is that in Oral Medicine the emphasis is on dental conditions that are primarily managed without the need for intrusive surgery, similar to Internal Medicine which treats medical conditions that are primarily managed without the need for intrusive medical surgery.
The field of Oral Medicine also includes dental treatment for patients with serious and chronic diseases.
Who should consult with Dr Whitefield?
Dr Whitefield receives patients and patient referrals for patients seeking treatments for Oral Medicine conditions such as growths in the mouth, ulcers, dryness, burning mouth, taste changes, lichen planus, pemphigoid/pemphigus, jaw pain, neck pain and headaches.
Dr Whitefield, receives patients and patient referrals for patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, post-stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis requiring dental treatment.
Dr Whitefield is an accomplished published academic in the field of Oral Medicine and her academic publications and presentations at leading international specialist medical conferences can be found here: LINK
Dr Whitefield, based in Ra’anana, receives patients and patient referrals from all over the Sharon and Central areas, including Ra’anana, Kfar Saba, Herzliya, Netanya, Hadera, Zichron Ya’akov, Hod HaSharon, Rosh HaAyin, Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Givatayim.
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