New Concepts in Bone and Tissue Regeneration for Dental Implants and Bony Defects of the Jaws


About The Presenter

Robert E. Marx, DDS:

Dr. Marx joined the University of Miami, School of Medicine in 1984, became Professor of Surgery in 1990, and became Department Chairman in 1995.

Dr. Marx has received numerous awards including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Recognition Award, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Harry S. Archer Award for Scientific Contributions, the Donald B. Osbon Award for Outstanding Educator, the William J. Gies Award for Life Long Contributions to the Advancement of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Paul Bert Award for Scientific Contributions in the Field of Hyperbaric Medicine, and the Distinguished Clinical Lectureship of the Portland Bone Symposium.

He is well known for his bone research and is currently the President of the Tissue Engineering Society.

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Bisphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: A Real Entity that Requires Prevention and Treatment

  • Friday, October 5, 2012
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Memphis
  • CE credit: 6 Hours
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Robert Marx
  • Course Registration Form

Cost and Location Specifics

Tuition: $99 – includes morning coffee and lunch. *All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.*

This course takes place on the UTHSC campus in the Humphreys General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Parking is available in the parking garage located at 869 Madison Avenue, next to the building. Parking is $5..

Course Descriptions

New Concepts in Bone and Tissue Regeneration for Dental Implants and Bony Defects of the Jaws.

In-situ tissue engineering regeneration of viable bone is a necessary part of many oral and maxillofacial surgery treatment plans from socket preservation to ridge augmentation to sinus lift procedures and continuity defects. This course will describe the biology nd technical clinical applications as well as side effects and complications of using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, autologous stem cells, and conductive mattresses to regenerate large segments of missing bone without harvesting any autogenous bone.

Bisphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: A Real Entity that Requires Prevention and Treatment

Bisphosphonate Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BIONJ) is a real entity and the management of patients on bisphosphonates is a real challenge. It has also been complicated by the introduction of Reclast as a one yearly infusion of Zoledronate and the introduction of denosumab as Prolia for osteoporosis and X-Geva for metastatic deposits in bone both of which have already caused reported cases of osteonecrosis is the jaws.

This course will discuss the prevention of BIONJ and of osteonecrosis of the jaws caused by these other drugs termed Drug Induced Osteonecrosis of the jaws (DIONJ) as well as its treatment. It will also discuss protocols and patient management strategies to safely place dental implants in those patients receiving oral bisphosphonates.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.