Update on Bisphosphonate Osteonecrosis

About The Presenters

Cesar Augusto Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD is a new faculty member at the UTCD. He currently holds the position of Professor and Director of Oral Medicine in the Department of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences. He an oral medicine specialist and is certified by the American Board of Oral Medicine. His areas of interest include patients with oral mucosal diseases, oral infections and precancer and cancer. He has worked for several years with HIV/AIDS and is currently involved in the care of cancer patients with oral complications from cancer therapy. His expertise in bisphosphonate osteonecrosis is recognized around the world.

Anastasios Karydis, DDS, MS, PhD completed his dental degree at the University of Athens, Greece in 1996, and served as a Flight Sergeant Dentist in the Hellenic Air Force for two years. He received his MS in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in 2004 from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and completed his clinical residency in Periodontics at UCSF in 2007. Dr Karydis received his PhD from UCSF in 2009 in connective tissue biology and extracellular matrix regulation. His research is focused on mesenchymal biology, the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control connective tissue regulation and regeneration, and recently bisphosphonate osteonecrosis of the jaw. He has published in several basic science, dental, medical and public health journals and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in 2008.

and Other Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy

  • April 30, 2010
  • 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Location: Memphis
  • Credit: 6 hours
  • Course Presenters: Cesar Augusto Migliorati, DDS, MS, PhD & Anastasios Karydis, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Course Registration Form

Cost and Location Specifics

Early Bird Special - $179 per dentist and $109 per auxiliary. After April 16 - $199 per dentist and $129 per auxiliary. Registration at the door is an additional $25. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus. Humphreys General Education Building located on the corner of Dunlap & Madison. Please park in the garage located at 869 Madison. Parking is $5 per day.

Course Description

This course will discuss aspects of the management of dental patients with several medical complications, including osteoporosis, cancer, and bisphosphonate osteonecrosis. Major topics are:

  • update on osteoporosis and implications for dental management
  • patients using bisphosphonates (BPs) and other oncologic drugs that may cause osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
  • current guidelines for the management of the dental patient with ONJ, including dental implants, orthodontics, oral surgeries and other routine dental procedures
  • oral complications of cancer therapies and patient management in the dental office

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.