Professor Haim Tal is the Dean of the Maurice and Gabriella Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, and former Dean of the school (1991 - 1996). He also holds the positions of Head of the Department of Periodontology and incumbent of the Gerald Niznick Chair of Implantology. Prof. Tal graduated from Hadassah School of Dental Medicine at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and took specialty training in Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of the Wits, Johannesburg, where he also received the degrees M.Dent. and PhD. in Physical Anthropology. He is the recipient of the 1984 honorary fellowship of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Bukarest. Prof Tal is a visiting Professor at NYU and at Toronto University. He published over 200 articles and abstracts and lectured world wide in the fields of Periodontal Wound Healing, Implantology and Implant Navigation. Prof. Tal is a co-developers of Ossix, a leading cross-linked collagen membrane for guided bone regeneration, manufactured by ColBar Life Sciences, Israel.