This course will concentrate on medication-related osteonecrosis and the implications for the oral health care practitioner. Currently, the position papers of the ADA and AAOMS disagree on the use of drug holidays, creating significant confusion and potential legal liability for the dental practitioner. Included in the discussion will be a description of the various medications associated with osteonecrosis, the indications for utilization of these medications, the typical patterns of administration, and the potential adverse effects on the gnathic regions. The standard of care of patients utilizing these medications will be
described for the discipline of dentistry. This discussion will include a pattern of practice that agrees with both position papers along with the rationale for its use.
At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to succeed at the
1. Recognize the currently utilized anti-resorptive and anti-angiogenic medications along with the medical necessity for use of these agents
2. Understand the potential gnathic complications associated with these medications
3. Understand how to minimize the frequency of medication-related osteonecrosis in dental patients
4. Appropriately manage patients presenting with complications of osteonecrosis
5. Understand the current position papers of the ADA and AAOMS along a pattern of practice to minimize medical-legal complications.
6. Develop knowledge to more appropriately evaluate the medical care of your family who utilize these medications
Dr. Damm has no financial relationships relative to this presentation to disclose.
To register, contact Dr. Reed Attisha (315) 786-3990 or by email [email protected]
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