Dr.sc. Snježana Pohl graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb and Faculty of Dental Medicine in Munich, Germany. She completed her specialty training in oral surgery in Munich, and her postgraduate doctoral studies in Cologne. He is a certified EDA (European Dental Association) specialist in periodontology (2002) and implantology (2010). Since 2010 she has been working at the Rident Polyclinic in Rijeka. She is serving as a teaching assistant at the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Rijeka. She is the author of numerous professional articles and is an active lecturer in the field of implantology and periodontology. Since 2015, she has been working as an Expert at DentalXP. She is a member of the AAP (American Academy of Periodontology), EDA (European Dental Association) and the Croatian Periodontal Society.
Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) for adjacent implants
Challenge: adjacent implants in the aesthetic zone. Solution: Partial Extraction Therapy
The papilla between two adjacent implants in the aesthetic zone, and especially in the area of the central and lateral incisors, is one of the major challenges in implant dentistry. Placing the implant into the post-extraction alveoli and implant only for the central incisor with a pontict for the lateral one improves the preservation of the papilla. However, a certain degree of papillary atrophy is always present because there is no adjacent tooth with its own periodontium.
Partial tooth extraction procedures preserve the crucial part of the periodontium. In this lecture, the biological principles of the concept of Partial Extraction Therapy will be explained and the application to adjacent implants in the aesthetic area with numerous cases from the clinical practice.