A quick introduction to app developer:

Dr. med Dr. med. dent. Snjezana Pohl

My name is Dr Snjezana Pohl and I’m excited to finally introduce Decision Matters to the market.

I’ve developed this app because I am passionate about sharing knowledge and want to sincerely help practitioners around the world in this specialized field. There are no sponsors at all, no companies behind it. Only my own time, dedication, and passion.

In my more than 20 years of experience, I’ve covered the entire spectrum of oral surgery and periodontology, but implant surgical procedures in the esthetic area has been my focus of interest. From early on in my career, I realized just how collapse prevention is superior to reconstruction and that nothing compares to the results achieved by using autologous tissue.

This meant that I was an early adopter of Partial Extraction Therapy, seeing the value in dentin autograft, tuberosity tissue, and osseodensification. In 2003 I started to combine hard and soft tissue augmentation techniques in order to treat the Socket Type 2 and 3 and so mIVAN technique was born. In 2020, long term results of up to 11 years with mIVAN technique was published.

The procedures in Decision Matters are based on what I have found to deliver the best, most predictable results. I have included some of the science behind them because I have always been passionate about literature and I believe it is important for any practitioner to understand the science too.

Although I’ve worked, studied, and specialized in Germany, I am from Croatia and currently based in Rijeka, where I practice, teach and mentor.

Work Experience

I am both doctor of human and dental medicine.

  • 1987 - 1990Croatia and Germany

    Work experience in general surgery, orthopedics.

  • 1997 - 2010Starnberg, Germany

    Praxisklinik for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr.Dr.Herrmann & Dr.Dr.Pohl

  • 2010 - presentRijeka, Croatia

    Dental Clinics Rident. Head of Oral Surgery Department

  • 2011 - presentOral Medicine & Periodontology Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia

    Clinical Assistant Professor




University Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. med.


Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, Dentist


Doctor degree, University of Cologne, Dr. med. dent.


European Dental Association: Expert for Periodontology


Oral Surgery Specialist, Munich


European Dental Association: Expert for Implantology


Bone Shell Technique with Relocated Crestal Ridge Segment for Anterior Horizontal Mandibular Ridge Atrophy: A Case Series

VISTA approach in conjunction with enamel matrix derivative, cortico-cancellous bone, and connective tissue graft for periodontal defect surgery: A case series

Human Histologic Demonstration of Socket Healing with Socket Shield and Grafting Using non-Demineralized Autologous Tooth Dentin Graft

The socket shield technique with proximal extensions for single-rooted teeth


Human Histologic Analysis of Implant Osseointegration in a Healed Site Grafted with Nondemineralized Autologous Tooth-Derived Graft Material

Immediate ridge reconstruction with a composite tuberosity graft after removal of failing implants


Co-author: Clinical outcomes of retention of the buccal root section combined with immediate implant placement: A systematic review of longitudinal studies

Co-author: A Biologic Perspective on the Use of Partial Extraction Therapy in Implant Dentistry


Partial Extraction Therapy and Implant Treatment in the Maxilla


Co-author in chapter „3 Biomaterials Selection – Cellular Interactions During Regenerative and Remodeling Phases


Augmentation mit partikelförmigem Dentin im Oberkiefer


Effectiveness of Autologous Tissue Grafts on Soft Tissue Ingrowth in Patients Following Partial Root Extraction with Socket Shield: A Retrospective Analysis of a Case Series

Buccal Sliding Palatal Pedicle Flap Technique for Wound Closure After Ridge Augmentation


Maintenance of Alveolar Ridge Dimensions Utilizing an Extracted Tooth Dentin Particulate Autograft and Platelet-Rich Fibrin: A Retrospective Radiographic Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Study

Modified IVAN Technique: Long-term follow-up of 20 cases over 2 to 11 years


The Modified IVAN Technique: Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation at Extraction for Delayed Implant Placement


Partial-extraction therapy and dual-zone augmentation


Implant placement in the esthetic zone after completion of growth


Parodontologisch-implantologische Therapie bei einer Patientin mit generalisierter schwerer chronischer Parodontitis