Dr. Anna Jotkowitz: Farewell and New Beginnings

I have always welcomed change in my personal and professional life. Since moving from Australia to practice licensed dentistry in Israel in 1996, my professional experiences have taken me around the world. One of my greatest experiences , though, has been working in partnership with Dr. Stephen Kurer and Dr. Jacob Jackson and our associates at the KJJ clinic in Jerusalem since 2000.

My tenure at KJJ has been truly rewarding. While I took a five-year sabbatical in Boston (2005-2009), where I served in a full-time faculty position in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, I was excited to return to KJJ in 2010 to continue providing quality dental care to my patients. Since then, over the years, I have traveled back and forth between Boston and Jerusalem, as I currently hold a part-time faculty position at Harvard where I teach and lecture about Restorative Dentistry each summer

Many of my dear patients know that it has been many years since I have lived in Jerusalem. And now, with my family joining me to live in Ra’anana, I find myself at a bittersweet crossroads. While I am saddened to leave KJJ, I strongly feel the need to start working closer to home. For this reason i am excited to be opening my new dental practice in Raanana in a few weeks time. I look forward to being able to provide dedicated and professional dental care to new clients in the center of Israel.

I feel wistful at having to say goodbye to the team at KJJ Dental Office and associates as we have shared many good years together. At a recent farewell dinner, I was happy to have had the chance to express my gratitude to all of them (see pictures!). I will also miss all of my Jerusalem patients, whom I have been honored to care for over the past years and whose smiles reminded me of why I love dentistry. Thankfully, your dental care will remain in good, trusted hands.

I am excited to embark on this new chapter in my personal and professional life. Come October, I will warmly welcome patients at my Ra’anana Dental Care in Ra’anana.