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


1987. University Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. med.
1997. Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, Dentist
 2002. Doctor degree, University of Cologne, Dr. med. dent.
2003. Oral Surgery Specialist, Munich
2002. European Dental Association: Expert for Periodontology
2010. European Dental Association: Expert for Implantology

Published papers::

"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“
Itzhak Binderman, Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Erez Netanely, Snježna Pohl, Robert A. Horowitz, and Zvi Artzi

"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"