Osteoporosis, Its Treatment
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
“Hurts So Good!”
Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Guidelines
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Much misinformation exists about the current treatment guidelines for this insidious disease. This program will provide participants with an overview of osteoporosis and the various agents available for its prevention and treatment. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to dental patients taking bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive medications and to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and the management of these patients in everyday clinical situations.
“This is by far the BEST presentation I’ve been to in 30 years of practice! I didn’t want it to end! Really!!!”R.L., Hinman Dental Meeting
“So much practical information! So many, many laughs! You held my attention every second! I’m blown away!” M.B., Yankee Dental Congress
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe bone metabolism and the pathophysiology of osteoporosis.
- Identify the various agents used in the treatment of osteoporosis, including their mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, contraindications and dental considerations.
- Describe the role of anti-resorptive medications, including oral bisphosphonates, in the treatment of osteoporosis as well as their role in the pathophysiology of medication-associated osteonecrosis.
- Recognize current treatment guidelines for the successful management of dental patients receiving anti-resorptive medication therapy.
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia.
Tom is a member of the faculty of 16 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making dental pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.
“Thank you for making me laugh AND learn! Only you could make dental pharmacology THIS enjoyable and useful!”D.H., Greater New York Dental Meeting