Saturday, September 17, 2011
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaws is an enigmatic and poorly understood pathologic entity that has attracted the attention of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, physicians, and attorneys. Affected sites in the jaws vary from a limited burden of exposed bone to large areas of necrotic bone with oro-cutaneous fistulae. Treatment can be very challenging and must be tailored to the magnitude of the patient's disease, symptoms, and the presence of medical co-morbidity.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: