Dentistry & The Holy Land

with Ziv Mazor

Sept. 3-12, 2020


Ziv Mazor, D.M.D

Prof. Ziv Mazor is one of Israel’s leading periodontists. He graduated from the periodontal department at the Hadassah School for Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, where he served as a clinical instructor and lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. 

Since 1993, Prof. Mazor has been engaged in clinical research in the field of Bone Augmentation and Sinus Floor Elevation. He is currently participating in the quest for improving and evaluating new grafting materials, using various growth factors as well as researching “osseodensification”- a paradigm shift in dental implantology. Prof. Mazor is a renowned author in dental implantology, and is known worldwide for his innovative approaches in cutting-edge procedures and technologies. He is a world known speaker and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. This year will be his 25th consecutive year speaking at the AAP. 

Prof. Mazor is part of the continuing education faculty at the New York University and  an Associate Professor at Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest, Romania. He conducts and moderates advanced international implantology courses and workshops. He is the past President of the Israeli Periodontal Society. 

Prof. Mazor maintains a private practice limited to periodontal and implant dentistry and an educational center  in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Sinus Floor Elevation: State of the Art - Selecting the Least Invasive and Predictable Approach Utilizing L-PRF and Autologous Dentin

Course Description:

This unique hands-on course will present the most current scientific evidence and clinical practice advances in sinus augmentation surgery. Prof Mazor will address the confusion and disagreement that persists over when to use sinus augmentation as well as the limitations and risks of the current approaches. Most clinicians are anxious to expand the clinical utilization of the minimally invasive transalveolar approach, but are reluctant to do so, based on perceived limitations and confusion generated by the myriad of reported modifications, all proclaiming simplicity with more sinus elevation at reduced risk.
Recently introduced burs (Densah®) have the potential to densify, expand and apically displace the residual subantral alveolar bone improving primary stability and providing 2-7 mm of sinus floor elevation. Dr. Mazor will share his clinical experience using these burs in the moderate to severely atrophic posterior maxilla and explain why osteotomes are now used less frequently.
The hands-on model portion of the course will be used for, osseodensification using Densah® burs and the utilization of an autologous platelet concentrate and dentin to enhance healing and regeneration with the L- PRF BLOCK® protocol.
Join us in this intimate setting as Prof Mazor presents his creative approaches to successful management of reduced subantral bone height, sharing procedural modifications and the newest instrumentation designed to improve the clinical experience for both the doctor and patient.

Learning Objectives:

• Sinus anatomy/CBCT analysis: Influence on procedural selection
and outcome.
• Critical analysis of available transalveolar techniques
• Are osteotomes obsolete?
• Osseodensification : application in simultaneous and staged sinus lifts
• Graft material selection.
• Collection and Application of L-PRF in SFE
• Grinded dentin as source for grafting
• Common Intra- and Postoperative complications: Minimization and Management


Sept 03 (Thursday) Arrival         D
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport where you will be met by our representative. They will provide you with assistance through baggage claim and customs and escorted to your bus and guide.
Transfer to Tel Aviv where we will check-in to our hotel. Then we can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. A stroll is suggested along the beautiful beachfront promenade while enjoying the refreshing air and surf.
Overnight Tel Aviv
Sept 04 (Friday) Visit of Tel Aviv         BD
Dentists: Mazor Institute Training
Visit the Diaspora Museum ; Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment in Israel, also known as the “White City” and declared by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site. Stop at Rabin’s Square, place of assassination of prime minister Itzhak Rabin. Continue to Old Jaffa, an 8000 year Old Port city; Visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artists’ quarter. Visit Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887 and Nahalat Benyamin, the pedestrian street of the city with musicians, handmade jewelry and artifacts. Next, stop at Sheinkin, the lively and colorful street specially known with the unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance. Return to point of departure.
Sept 05 (Saturday) Day at leisure – bus available Half Day         BD
Dentists: Mazor Institute Training
Day of leisure according your activity schedule for the day. Coach available half day for excursion in the city
Sept 06 (Sunday) Masada with Dead Sea and Jerusalem         BD
Meet your tour guide in the morning and set off from Tel Aviv, driving south, passing by the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, for a short visit of the capital of the Negev Desert. Continue via Arad to Masada, Israel’s foremost archaeological park. Ascend via cable-car for a thorough visit that gives insight to the rituals, politics and culture of the people who inhabited this desert fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse and cisterns, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, to experience the mineral-rich black mud and to float in its salty waters. Passing by the oasis of Ein Gedi, proceed through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem
Sept 07: (Monday) Jerusalem         BD
Start the day at Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls then a visit to the beautifully renovated model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Enjoy Ein Karem; a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions, since this is where John the Baptist was born. Visit Yad Vashem the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Visit Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to your Jerusalem hotel
Sept 08 (Tuesday) Jerusalem: Old City         BD
Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem – the holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, from atop the Mount of Olives. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the heart of a neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, visit Mahane Yehuda to experience the flavors, aromas, colors and the traders’ interaction with the crowds, at the largest open market in Israel.
Sept 09 (Wednesday) Jerusalem – Beit She’an – Nazareth – Galilee         BD
Leave Jerusalem after breakfast, driving north, passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit She’an. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Christian holy sites. Then continue to Safed, city of the Kabbalah and center of Jewish mysticism, to visit the beautiful streets of the artists’ colony. 
Sept 10 (Thursday) Galilee: Golan Heights & Around The Sea Of Galilee         BD
In the morning, depart the hotel, driving to the area of Golan Heights, passing by Banias, source of the Jordan River, former Syrian fortifications and the Druze villages. Enjoy an Israeli wine country experience, with vineyards surrounded by breathtaking views. Become acquainted with the collection of fine and rare wines enjoying a tour, wine tasting and understanding of the wine production process. Descend to the shore of the Sea of Galilee and proceed to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and Tabgha, the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish.’ Onwards to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Optional sailing on a boat across the Sea of Galilee to experience the tranquility and scenery little changed during the past 2000 years (subject to conditions and fee). Return to Galilee.
Sept 11 (Friday) Galilee – Acre – Haifa – Caesarea – Tel Aviv         BD
After breakfast drive through the hills of Galilee, westwards to Acre (Akko) for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, ascending Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, including the Baha’i Shrine, Persian Garden, and Haifa bay. Proceed along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress at what is known as the “masterpiece of Herod the Great”. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Jaffa. Overnight in Tel Aviv in selected hotel and board option
Sept 12 (Saturday) DEPARTURE TEL AVIV transfer and assistant         B
We have reached our final day on this tour. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.  
                                                                B = BREAKFAST D = DINNER