Pier Paolo Poli

Pier Paolo Poli
University of Milan | UNIMI · Department of Biomedical, Surgical , and Dental Sciences

DDS | MSc in Oral Surgery | PhD in Oral Sciences
I am open to clinical and research collaborations in the fields of oral surgery, implantology and periodontology.

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Introduction
I earned a Dental degree from the University of Milan in 2012. I completed a 3-year residency in Oral Surgery at the same University in 2016. I successfully defended my PhD dissertation in December 2018 at the University of Milan. I served as Adjunct Professor until December 2021. Since then, I am a Research Fellow at the University of Milan. My current research interests cover all aspects of oral surgery, implantology, and periodontology. Do not hesitate to contact me for any collaboration!
Additional affiliations
June 2017 - December 2017
São Paulo State University
Position
  • Research Associate
October 2014 - April 2015
Loma Linda University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2015 - December 2018
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Oral Sciences | XXXI Cycle, MED/28
January 2013 - March 2016
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Post-graduate in Oral Surgery
October 2007 - July 2012
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Dentistry

Publications

Publications (88)
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Purpose The aim of the present study was to retrospectively investigate the influence of potential risk indicators on the development of peri-implant disease. Methods Overall, 103 patients referred for implant treatment from 2000 to 2012 were randomly enrolled. The study sample consisted of 421 conventional-length (>6 mm) non-turned titanium impla...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of fresh-frozen bone allografts in preprosthetic surgery for implant placement purposes. Materials and methods: The cohort comprised 45 patients treated with fresh-frozen bone block grafts and dental implants. Clinical and radiological evaluations were performed to evaluate the surv...
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The purpose of the present study was to assess the cumulative survival rate (CSR) of 192 implants placed in association with guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures to evaluate the long-term predictability of this technique. Moreover, the Kaplan Meier survival analysis was applied to the data in order to evaluate predictors of implant failures, i...
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Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the outcome of dental implant treatment in fully edentulous patients who underwent Le Fort I osteotomy as a preprosthetic surgical technique. Materials and methods: A search was conducted of the PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane databases to identify records published fr...
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The aim of the present study was to analyze the survival and success rates of dental implants placed in atrophic alveolar ridges reconstructed with mandibular symphysis autogenous onlay bone grafts, with a 20-year follow-up. A sample of five patients referred to the authors’ department between 2000 and 2001 seeking for an implant-supported fixed re...
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Surgical trauma in those under a prolonged use of bisphosphonates, can lead to mediation-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). This study aimed to evaluate the preventive therapies for MRONJ. Following four cycles of zoledronic acid administration, Wistar rats had their molar extracted, and were organized into nine treatment groups: negative co...
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(1) Background: This study evaluates the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy on the peri-implant bone healing of implants with a machined surface (MS) and treated surface (TS). (2) Methods: Topographic characterization of the surfaces (scanning electron microscopy [SEM]-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy [EDX]) was performed before and af...
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Odontoma is the most common benign odontogenic tumor of epithelial and mesenchymal origin. The standard treatment involves a conservative approach. While this procedure is generally well accepted and tolerated, some difficulties may arise in case of odontomas associated with cystic lesions. In general, the expansive nature of cystic lesions require...
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Purpose The present pilot study was designed to fill this gap in the literature, hypothesizing a possible correlation between lack of accuracy in implant placement and deterioration of peri-implant hard and soft tissue health. Methods a total of 5 male and female patients were enrolled. Patients underwent computer-guided implant surgery and full ar...
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Background there is very little scientific evidence in the literature regarding the correlation between accuracy and peri-implant health. Consequently, the present pilot study was designed to fill this gap in the literature, hypothesizing a possible correlation between lack of accuracy in implant placement and deterioration of peri-implant hard and...
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Implant rehabilitation is a daily practice in dentistry, and patients often have heightened expectations regarding both the functional and the aesthetic outcome. Implant–abutment connection (IAC) is involved in the long-term aesthetic quality of the rehabilitation. The use of one-piece implants for fixing dentures may prevent the mechanical and bio...
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Purpose: The exposure of nonresorbable membranes following alveolar bone augmentation is one of the most frequently occurring complications. This review aimed to investigate the treatments that can be adopted to manage the exposure of polytetrafluoroethylene-based membranes (PTFE-ms) and titanium meshes (TMs) and their outcomes. Materials and met...
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The success of surgical procedures is strictly related to the biomechanical properties of the suture. Mechanical comparisons are scarcely reported in the literature, so the purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the mechanical behavior of different sutures commonly used in oral surgery in terms of traction resistance. Sutures made...
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Objectives: A wide variety of approaches have been proposed to manage anticoagulant drugs in patients undergoing dental surgery; vitamin K antagonists and novel direct oral anticoagulants have been used. The present study aims to explore the existing evidence concerning the management of patients in anticoagulant therapy undergoing oral surgery pr...
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Background Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) is being used in endodontics to improve orthograde root canal disinfection as an adjunct to standard treatments. Conversely, evidence concerning the application of aPDT in retrograde endodontic surgery is limited. Thus, the aim of the present study was to provide additional data regarding the use...
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(1) Background: Hypersensitivity reactions to metals may arise in predisposed patients chronically exposed to metallic materials, including dental implants made of titanium alloys. The purpose of this article was to systematically review titanium allergy manifestations in patients treated with dental implants and report a clinical case; (2) Methods...
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Purpose Laser light has biological effects that can modulate inflammatory processes. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy on pain, edema, and trismus after the extraction of retained third molars. Methods A split-mouth, double-blind, randomized clinical trial (RCT) was conducted in 13 patients with sim...
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The aspiration of objects and foreign bodies requires quick and systematic care. During emergent orotracheal intubation, accidental dental crown release can cause a threat to the patient's life. This paper aimed to report a case of foreign body (dental prosthetic crown) aspiration and its management and discuss alternative approaches. An 81-year-ol...
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(1) Background: The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate and compare the outcome of two sinus augmentation grafting protocols using a xenograft or blood clot alone over a 72-month follow-up. (2) Methods: Patients who received simultaneous lateral sinus floor augmentation and implant placement were included. Subjects were div...
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Aim and objective: The aim of the present split-mouth prospective study was to evaluate clinically and histologically the bone regeneration obtained following preprosthetic vertical bone augmentation performed with titanium-reinforced dense polytetrafluoroethylene membrane (d-PM) compared to titanium mesh (TM). Materials and methods: Healthy adu...
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A expansão rápida da maxila cirurgicamente assistida (ERMCA) é uma combinação de procedimentos cirúrgicos e ortodônticos, indicada para o tratamento de verdadeiras deficiências esqueléticas transversais em indivíduos esqueleticamente maduros. O presente relato apresenta um caso clínico de ERMCA, realizado sob anestesia local, por equipe multidiscip...
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Geographic tongue (GT), a form of inverse psoriasis, is frequently linked to plaque psoriasis. The objective of the study is to evaluate IL-17 blocker (secukinumab) effect on GT severity. This reallife, multicenter, retrospective observational pilot study evaluated patients with plaque psoriasis and concomitant GT that started in label treatment wi...
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Geographic tongue (GT) represents a localized type of psoriasis inversa and its burden of dermatological and oral comorbidities frequently conditions its severity and diagnosis. Currently, no epidemiological studies have evaluated GT muco-cutaneous comorbidities. We aimed to study oral and dermatological comorbidities in a large sample of GT patien...
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This study characterized the topography osseointegrated implants (cp-Ti) with machined surface (MS), laser beam surface (LS) and laser beam surface followed by deposition of sodium silicate (SS) by means SEM-EDX, roughness measurements, cross-sectional roughness, contact angle, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and laser confocal optical perfilometry. The SE...
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The quality and quantity of peri-implant soft tissues at the crestal portion of dental implants are important aspects to consider for a long-term successful implant-supported rehabilitation. Some relevant factors attributed to the implant health include mucosal thickness and keratinization. In this respect, many techniques and materials have been d...
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Aim to Evaluate the late bone regeneration around implants with machined (MS) and acid-modified surfaces followed by the deposition of fluoride ions (AFS) in the tibiae of rabbits. Materials and methods Ti-cp disks and implants underwent the topographic characterization before surgery through a scanning electron microscope, x-ray energy dispersive...
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1) Background: This study aimed to evaluate the incorporation of hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate blocks grafted in rabbit mandibles. (2) Methods: Topographic characterization of biomaterial was performed through scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX). Ten rabbits randomly received autogenous b...
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Unilateral dentigerous cyst is a common entity in the oral cavity. Conversely, bilateral dentigerous cysts are rare, especially in non-syndromic patients. The purpose of the present article was to report a case of a bilateral dentigerous cyst in a non-syndromic patient and discuss about the treatment strategy. A literature review was perfomed and o...
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The successful use of osseointegrated implants in the treatment of partial or complete edentulism requires a sufficient bone support. Whenever rehabilitation in atrophic edentulous areas is needed, bone augmentation procedures are recommended. The aim is to provide adequate amount of supporting bone to achieve a prosthetically guided implant placem...
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Background: bone augmentation by means of manually shaped titanium mesh is an established procedure to regenerate atrophic alveolar ridges and recreate a proper contour of the peri-implant bone anatomy. Conversely, current literature on the use of preformed titanium meshes instead of traditional grids remains lacking. Therefore, the aim of the pre...
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PurposeThe accuracy of fully digital model–free surgical and prosthetic procedures depends on the cumulative effect and interaction of all errors gathered along the entire workflow process. In the present case series, a technique is described that increases the accuracy in the transition from the surgical to the prosthetic phase to reduce the risk...
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Aim: The present study evaluated the clinical and radiological stability of hard and soft tissues following alveolar socket preservation (ASP) procedure with a follow-up of 5 year from implant insertion. Materials and methods: The initial sample consisted of seven patients who underwent single tooth extraction and ASP procedure by means of demin...
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Aim Evaluate the late bone regeneration around implants with machined (MS) and acid modified surfaces followed by the deposition of fluoride ions (AFS) in the tibiae of rabbits. Materials and methods Ti-cp disks and implants underwent the topographic characterization before surgery through scanning electron microscope, x-ray energy dispersive spec...
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Background/purpose The existing literature lacks information regarding the use of digital workflows during pre-surgical planning of implant rehabilitations in resorbed edentulous ridges. Thus, the aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of computer-guided implant placement and simultaneous computer-aided guided bone regeneration (GBR) in the treatmen...
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The decision-making process of complex clinical cases should involve multiple specialists to obtain a predictable result on a long-term basis. In view of the above, the present report is aimed at describing the multidisciplinary management of a partially edentulous female patient presenting with a severely compromised residual dentition. To improve...
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Digitalization of edentulous areas restored with dental implants is still considered a demanding procedure, mainly because of the lack of fixed reference landmarks, together with an increased interimplant distance. To overcome such limitations, an auxiliary device is introduced with the 3-fold purpose of stretching the soft tissues with a fixed obj...
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Statement of problem Correct implant placement by means of a pretreatment planning software program is still subject to deviations between the planned and achieved implant positions. Inaccuracy at this level may have drastic consequences, including neurovascular trauma. Further data are therefore needed to evaluate the accuracy of such computer-gui...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical behavior of the interface formed between bone and implants with machined surfaces (MS) and those modified by Al2O3 sandblasting and acid etching (SBAS). Materials and methods Before surgery, topographic characterization was performed by SEM-EDX and by mean roughness measurement...
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Introduction: An optimal aesthetic implant restoration is a combination of a visually pleasing prosthesis and adequate surrounding peri-implant soft tissue architecture. This study describes a novel workflow for one-step formation of the supra-implant emergence profile. Materials and methods: Two randomized groups were selected. Ten control grou...
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Purpose: The aim of this long-term retrospective study was twofold: (1) to evaluate the survival and success rates of stepped screw titanium implants with a sandblasted and acid-etched surface, and (2) to assess the influence of hypothetical predictors of implant failure on the survival rate. Materials and methods: From 75 possible candidates, 6...
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(1) Background: The tissue engineering field has been working to find biomaterials that mimic the biological properties of autogenous bone grafts. (2) Aim: To evaluate the osteoconduction potential of injectable calcium phosphate cement implanted in critical defects in rat calvaria. (3) Methods: In the calvarial bone of 36 rats, 7-mm diameter criti...
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Background: Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a debilitating complication strongly associated to antiresorptive agents. The present study aimed to describe the use of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in the prevention of MRONJ. Methods: The sample consisted of 11 non-oncologic osteoporotic subjects in therapy with n...
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BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes two distinct conditions, with different histologic features and prognosis: non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Furthermore, NASH is the more aggressive necro-inflammatory form, which may accumulate fibrosis and result in End stage liver disease (ESLD...
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Among odontogenic tumors, odontoma is the most frequent. The common treatment contemplates a conservative approach. While this procedure is generally accepted and tolerated, some difficulties may be encountered in the case of pediatric patients. Indeed, negative feelings of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and fear are likely to occur. The prese...
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Purpose: To evaluate the long-term outcome of dental implants placed with a staged procedure in resorbed alveolar ridges reconstructed with iliac crest autogenous onlay grafts. Materials and methods: All consecutive patients treated with iliac crest onlay bone grafts and dental implants were retrospectively evaluated. During the appointment, cli...
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PURPOSE: The timing for soft tissue augmentation during implant therapy is still debated. Therefore, the present study clinically evaluated whether immediate versus delayed soft tissue augmentation procedures had an impact on the stability of peri-implant mucosal thickness (PMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients requiring a single implant posterior...
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(1) Background: Evaluate the osteoconduction capability of a biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramic composed of hydroxyapatite and β-tricalcium phosphate 60%/40% in a rat model. (2) Methods: In the calvarial bone of 54 adult male rats, 7-mm diameter critical size defects were performed. The animals were randomly allocated to three experimental gr...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the preservation of alveolar dimensions in human fresh extraction sockets filled with a composite bovine bone graft by means of design of single-blind randomized clinical trial. Forty participants had monoradicular teeth extracted (one teeth in each participant), and after were randomly divided into 2 group...
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Atrophy of the alveolar ridge requires bone grafting at the implant site for rehabilitation of the masticatory function with dental implants. Despite the advances in the development of bone substitutes, autogenous bone graft remains the "criterion standard" because of its osteogenic, osteoinductive, osteoconductive potential, and non-immunogenic pr...
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Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws is a delayed healing condition commonly recognized as a serious adverse effect of antiresorptive therapy and is particularly associated with aminobisphosphonate treatment. In the present report, a 62-year-old osteoporotic female patient treated with intramuscular injections of clodronate for 3 years exhi...
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The aim of the present case report was to show the 17-year hard and soft tissues stability of guided bone regeneration procedure associated with dental implants insertion. A 52-year-old male patient presented with a partial edentulism in the upper right maxilla. A graft consisting of deproteinized bovine bone mineral and autogenous bone stabilized...
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Insufficient crown height space, particularly in the interforaminal region of edentulous ridges with knife-edge morphology, may prevent successful prosthetic rehabilitation. Such conditions require osteoplasty, which might complicate computer-guided implant placement. This clinical report illustrates the treatment of a patient with complete edentul...
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Purpose The aim of the present study was to evaluate the healing of post-extraction sockets following alveolar ridge preservation clinically, radiologically, and histologically. Methods Overall, 7 extraction sockets in 7 patients were grafted with demineralised bovine bone mineral and covered with a porcine-derived non-crosslinked collagen matrix...
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Apocrine hidrocystomas are rare benign cystic tumors originating from the secretory portion of apocrine sweat glands. To the best of our knowledge, there is no evidence currently available reporting the presence of apocrine hidrocystomas in the oral cavity. Therefore, this case report aims to describe the clinical and histological features of an ap...
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The aim of the present case report was to illustrate how to obtain an ideal alveolar ridge contour by means of peri-implant soft tissues management combined with the prosthetic approach of the biologically oriented preparation technique (BOPT). A patient presenting a moderate vertical and horizontal bone loss in the posterior maxilla was treated wi...
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Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is an inherited disorder characterized by abnormality of ectodermally derived structures. A recurrent oral finding is oligodontia, which in turn leads to a severely hypotrophic alveolar process with typical knife-edge morphology and adverse ridge contours. This unfavorable anatomy can seriously hamper proper implant placem...