“Every year, there are several cases of medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in which complaints arise because of a failing in the informed consent process. The potential sequelae of this condition can be very serious, including fatality’’.
Have you ever wondered: Could this medication cause MRONJ? When do I need to refer to an oral maxillofacial surgeon? What are the risks that I should warn the patient about? Should I recommend the patient stop their Prolia injections?
THE PRESENTATION WILL COVER:
A general discussion about MRONJ
The latest medications implicated in this condition
Informed consent and risk management
Appropriate referral and advances in MRONJ management
Participants of the course will be provided with an advance e-copy of a MRONJ clinical resource guide co-authored by the presenters.
About the presenter
Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen is a Perth Oral medicine specialist, PhD candidate, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, and Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about oral medicine, and her professional roles include co-chair of the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, on the Board of Studies in Oral Medicine, Editor and Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Vice president of the Dental Specialists Society of WA, and Treasurer of Australian Dental Association WA, among others. Her other roles include Director of a not-for-profit foundation focused on cancer research, and with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Mr Leon Smith is a dual qualified specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After completing BDSc at UWA he practiced general dentistry in WA and the VNT. Leon completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the UMelb. He completed his advanced surgical training at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. Leon is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is actively involved with training dentists and advanced surgical trainees at the UWA.Leon maintains his relationship with the NT, practicing 3 days per month in a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery clinic in Darwin. He is also a Specialist Consultant at Royal Perth Hospital. In spare time, Leon’s interests include motorcycles, 4×4 driving and spending time with his 3 boys.