PhD Rozela Xhemnica
Title: PhD in Dental Medicine
Education: Graduated from Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Tirana in 2004.
Postgraduated specialization: PhD in orthodontics. 2013 in Dental Medicine.
Research interests: Research activity is focused on Orthodontics
Experience: Doctor at University Dental Clinic in Orthodontic since 2006-2016.
External lecture in Orthodontics, 2010 – 2015 in Faculty of Dental Medicine. Internal lecture in
Orthodontics in Faculty of Dental Medicine since 2016. Member of social committee of the
1th,2th,3th , Meetings of Orthodontics in Albania.
Current Position: First lecture in Orthodontics, in Faculty of Dental Medicine.
Publications and presentation: Author of 20 articles and over 40 scientific presentations in national
and international forums. Some articles are published in important international journals among them
“European Journal of Pediatric Dentistry”, “Journal of Dentistry Apolonia”, “Journal of Medical and
health sciences”,”Albanian Dental Journal”. “Doctors Order Bulletin” Journal Pedodonti Prophylacxis.
Atlas titled: “ Trauma of frontal teeth” 2009. Monografy titled: “Aplication and clinic importance of
dental and skeletal age in daily pracitice” published in Germany in 2015,Presentations at important
scientific events in and out of state
”PREVENTIVE AND INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS TREATMENT ”
Dr. Rozela Xhemnica PhD
Preventive orthodontics is that part of orthodontic practice which is concerned with patients and
parents education, supervision of the growth and development of the dentition and cranio-facial
structures. The diagnostic procedures aim to predict the appearance of malocclusion and the
treatment procedures consist into prevention to the onset of malocclusion. Interceptive orthodontics
has been defined as that phase of science that can recognize and eliminate potential irregularities
and malposition of the developing dento-facial complex. Many of procedures are common in
preventive and interceptive orthodontics, but the timings are different. Preventive procedures are
undertaken in anticipation of development of a problem, whereas interceptive procedures are taken
when the problem is already manifested. Orthodontic problems in children can be divided
conveniently into non skeletal and skeletal problems, which are treated by tooth movement and by
growth modification. Such treatment may take place in deciduous or transitional dentition and may
include redirection of ectopically erupting teeth, extraction of deciduous teeth, correction of isolated
dental cross bites due to minor space loss. Also another interceptive and preventive treatment can be
focused on correction of oral habits.