Medications for Osteoporosis and Risk of ONJ

Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9AM - 10AM


Anti-resorptive medications are commonly prescribed for patients diagnosed with Osteopenia, Osteoporosis and Bone-related cancers. These medications can affect bone healing and have been associated with osteonecrotic changes of bone. Dr. Sims will review anti-resorptive medications, the pharmacology of these medications and the potential oral adverse effects. She will provide recommendations for the dentist and dental team when caring for patients taking these antiresorptive medications.


Pamela J. Sims, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Sims earned her B.S. Pharmacy from the University of Florida, her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Sims recently retired as Professor of Pharmacokinetics in the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy (SUMSOP) where she also coordinated and lectured in pharmacology courses for the Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner and Physical Therapy programs.

Prior to Samford, she served on the faculty of Idaho State University.

Dr. Sims holds a faculty appointment in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Department of Pediatrics where she provides lectures in Pharmacology to the Post-doctoral Dental Residents and has provided courses to the residents and the Part II Board Review in Pharmacology to D4 students as well as lectures to D3 and D4 students.

Dr. Sims publishes and lectures nationally and internationally concerning topics on Dental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology and Pedagogy.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.


Registration is $30 per person.


Registration open through 6/11/2020 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education

1 Hour CE

UAB School of Dentistry

1919 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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