Sofya Sadilina, DDS, PhD, is an ITI Scholar in the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of Munster (Germany) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Surgery at Pavlov University of Saint Petersburg (Russia). She completed her general dental education, residencies in oral and in maxillofacial surgery, a master’s in science and pedagogiсs at Pavlov University and obtained her PhD from Medical University in Saint Petersburg. In 2021, she was an Osteology Scholar in the Master of Periodontology program at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).
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.