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Current Medical Research and Opinion
Dental management of osteoporosis patients on anti-resorptive therapy can be challenging for both the dentist and physician because of the risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). This editorial reflects on the paper written by Tagushi et al that expressed a relative lack of communication between health care providers when treating osteoporosis patients. Osteoporosis-related bone fractures can be debilitating and occasionally lethal, but management with anti-resorptives is vital while cognizant of the complication of ONJ that can also negatively impact patient’s quality of life.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [Current Medical Research and Opinion] [May 18 2016], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03007995.2016.1185401
Osteoporosis, anti-resorptive therapies, osteonecrosis of the jaw, bisphosphonates, communication between physicians and dentists
Akintoye, S. O., & Hersh, E. V. (2016). Impact of Communication Between Physicians and Dentists on the Incidence of Jaw Osteonecrosis Caused by Bone Anti-Resorptives. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 32 (8), 1455-1456. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03007995.2016.1185401
Date Posted: 10 August 2018
This document has been peer reviewed.