Presented by Dr. Veronica Barreto and Dr. Assabi Isaac. Both are Oral Surgeons at St. Lukes OMS
Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (MRONJ) is a rare but severe side effect of antiresorptive and/or antiangiogenic medications used to treat a number of ailments including metastatic cancers involving bone, Paget's Disease, and most commonly is used for osteoporosis and off label for osteopenia. The term MRONJ has replaced the older term Biphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws, as we now know that more than just the bisphosphonate class of drugs have been shown to cause the disease.
We will review the definition of MRONJ, it's classification system, types of antiresorptive and antiangiogenic medications known to cause MRONJ, symptoms, and treatment options. For the hygienist, we will touch on what questions you should be asking your patients and knowing when to refer for further management.
PDHA Academy Members-$30.00
Non Members/ Dentists/Staff-$80.00
Date / Time
Wed, Mar 20, 2019: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Green Pond Country Club