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8.15.18 | Risks and Benefits of Dentoalveolar Surgery in Patients Taking Drugs Known to Cause ONJ

Dentoalveolar surgery on patients taking medications for osteoporosis or metastatic cancer and serum calcium control known to cause osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ) can initiate ONJ. This 60-minute webinar will provide effective strategies to support patients who need dentoalveolar surgery (including dental implant surgery) using structured treatment interruptions or CTX testing specific for each osteoporosis-indicated drug and site specific strategies in cancer patients taking bisphosphonates or denosumab. Participants also will review the assessment of radiographs and occlusion related to ONJ risk in dentoalveolar surgery and dental implant placement.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain principles and times of drug holidays for dentoalveolar surgery in osteoporotic patients.
  2. Describe the relative risks for ONJ related to each specific drug that has been linked to ONJ.
  3. Explore the loading of dental implants as well as the best locations of dental implants in patients taking drugs known to cause ONJ.

Registrants will be granted access to view the recording and claim CE credit for up to 30 days after the conclusion of the webinar. You will receive notification as soon as the recording is available, typically within three business days of the live webinar.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given for cancellation on the day of the event.

Each registration receives one CE certificate.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 6/30/22
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.