Risk Assessment and Treatment for Complications for Patients Taking Bisphosphonates

1 Hour 11 Minutes
Tuesday Session
Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic Diseases

Moderator: Susan Karabin
Speaker: Angelo Mariotti

Low systemic bone mineral density may have direct implications in
periodontal/ implant therapy. This course will review osteoporosis and
osteopenia, current therapy and diagnosis; present medical therapy will also
be introduced. Research associated with periodontal disease, tooth loss and
alveolar ridge resorption will be discussed. Practical clinical therapy and
application will be presented with an emphasis on periodontal/implant
treatment. Recent controversies regarding bisphosphonate osteonecrosis will
be reviewed, with current recommendations for treatment and prevention.
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