Lauren O. L. Bohner
Lauren O. L. Bohner, MSc, PhD, is clinical research coordinator in the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Munster (Germany). She completed her postgraduate education in prosthodontics at the University of São Paulo (USP), and her specialization in implantology at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. From 2017 - 2018, she was an ITI Scholar at the University Hospital Munster. Her research focus is on digital technologies and diagnostic imaging in dental implantology.
Choosing the best treatment plan for growing patients remains a challenging task even for an experienced dentist. Numerous general, local and individual considerations have an impact on the final treatment outcome. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of etiologic and pathogenic, anatomic and developmental, surgical and prosthetic, patient- and parent-centered factors must be considered to obtain predictable and long-term results. This article presents an overview of dental implant placement in growing patients and recommendations related to the most common clinical situations in children and adolescents.