Short and Long-Term Effects of Anti-Resorptive Agents around Dental Implants

Pathophysiology of drug-induced bone necrosis with the associated clinical observations
  • General Dentist

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • August 13, 2021

  • August 13, 2024

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Course Description

This clinically based presentation will explore the pathophysiology of drug-induced bone necrosis with the associated clinical observations. In this 1-hour video, the presenters will provide guidelines for a meaningful interaction with the prescribing physicians and suggest treatment algorithms that will provide a predictable approach for implant placement and maintenance. Participants will be also be given clinical tips on how to detect the early signs of osteonecrosis and how to manage various clinical scenarios. This is module 1 of a 6-module virtual dental implant summit. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the pathophysiology of MRONJ
  • Understand the incidence of complications
  • Learn how to minimize risks in patients taking anti-resorptive medications
  • Review management of bisphosphonate- and monoclonal antibody-induced oral complications

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Managers, Dental Lab Technicians
  • AGD Subject Code: 690

Course contents

Meet the instructors

James Rutkowski, DMD, PhD

James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD, is a pharmacist and dentist, and has a doctoral degree in pharmacology. He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Rutkowski is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral Implantology, a diplomate/past president of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and an honored fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally on pharmacology, sedation techniques, bone-grafting materials and techniques, and methods for treating medically compromised dental patients. Rutkowski has been bestowed the Gershkoff-Goldberg Award for service in the field of implant dentistry and the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award for contributions to research in the field of implant dentistry.
Rutkowski has maintained a dental practice in Pittsburgh and Clarion, Pennsylvania, with a concentration on bone grafting, dental implant placement, and treating apprehensive/medically compromised patients, for 44 years.
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Iyer Shankar, DDS, MDS

Shankar Iyer, DDS, MDS, is director of Malo Smile USA in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and clinical assistant professor at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. Iyer is past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. He is course director of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Implant Maxicourse held in Asia with centers in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Bangalore, and Sri Lanka. He has fellowships in reputed organizations such the Faculty of Dental Surgery – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontists.
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This CE activity is sponsored by Dental Products Report and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Catapult Education did not receive any funding for this event. Dr. James Rutkowski and Dr. Iyer Shankar received an honorarium from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation.  Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.