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Surrey, United Kingdom

Shah N.P.,Guys Hospital | Katsarelis H.,Royal County Surrey Hospital | Pazianas M.,University of Oxford | Dhariwal D.K.,John Radcliffe Hospital
Dental Update | Year: 2015

Patients taking bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive drugs are likely to attend general dental practice. The term 'bisphosphonate' is often immediately associated with osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ). Risk assessment and subsequent management of these patients should be carried out taking into account all the risk factors associated with ONJ. The introduction of newer drugs, also shown to be associated with ONJ, demands increased awareness of general dental practitioners about these medications. Source

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