Hebrew Knowledge

A good working knowledge of Hebrew is essential. It is strongly advised to take Ulpan upon arrival. Even where dentists work entirely with English speakers, it is still necessary to deal with the various agencies that make up the Israeli medical network. When you first arrive in Israel, it is worthwhile shadowing an Israeli dentist (though this is not required). This provides an opportunity to learn the technical language that you won’t necessarily gain in Ulpan. In addition, some of the materials used in Israeli dental offices differ from what is used abroad. Finally, there are cultural differences that must be explored, such as the expectations of Israeli patients and how Israeli clinics operate. There is also the possibility that the person you shadow will eventually offer you a job.

Medical Ulpan

Occasionally, the Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Integration provides a medical Ulpan (in-person and/or online) based on registration availability. To participate, individuals must either complete a regular Ulpan course or pass a Hebrew entrance exam. If you want Nefesh B’Nefesh to share your details with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, please fill out this form: http://eepurl.com/ilYitk.

* Last updated on January 17, 2024 *

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