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Queens & Long Island Alumni Study Club - March, 2017
Should I be concerned about Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Dental Patients?

Guest speaker:
John T. Grbic, DMD, MS, MMedSc
Professor of Dental Medicine at CUMC (in Foundational Sciences and Periodontics)
Director, Division of Foundational Sciences, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Date & Time
Monday, March 13, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Continuing Dental Education: Credits - 2

Kalman Oral Surgery & Implant Center
60-70 Woodhaven Blvd., Unit C-2
Elmhurst, NY 11373

$50 CDM Alumni / CDM Faculty
$40 CDM Recent Alumni (class of '12-'16)
$60 Guests / Affiliated Dental Staff
$25 CDM Students welcome!


Click here to open LongIslandStudyClubSpring2017.pdf


Course Description & Objectives:

Dr. Grbic reviews the medical rationale for using bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive therapies in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases. The diagnosis, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) in dental patients will be presented, and the dental management of patients at risk for ONJ will be discussed.

At the completion of this lecture, you will be able to:

1) Understand the importance of anti-resorptive therapies (bisphosphonates and denosumab) in the management of patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases.

2) Diagnose an osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) lesion and understand the risk factors and some of the potential pathogenic mechanisms involved in the development of ONJ.

3) Understand the dental management of osteoporotic and cancer patients taking anti-resorptive therapy. 

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