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Link between treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonates and incidence of bone necrosis examined
Date:2/16/2008

team have found in a study of more than 7,000 patients, that the use of BFs to treat osteoporosis has little or no effect on the incidence of osteonecrosis. However, when the disease presents itself in any patient is poses a significant treatment challenge for clinicians. Dr. Grbic will discuss these concerns at Saturdays press conference.

About Dr. John Grbic: Dr. Grbic is professor and director of the Division of Oral Biology and the Center for Clinical Research in Dentistry. Dr. Grbic received his dental degree from the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry and obtained his residency training in periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Grbic also holds a Master of Medical Science degree in Oral Biology from Harvard University. Dr. Grbics special expertise includes periodontics (surgical and non-surgical), and implantology. Dr. Grbics paper Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in the Health Outcomes and Reduced Incidence with Zoledronic Acid Once Yearly Pivotal Fracture Trial, was the January 2008 cover story of the Journal of the American Dental Association.


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