Maybe you’ve been wondering what’s new about this year’s MDA educational Evidence-based Dentistry symposium to be held on
Friday, October 15th. Among the highlights will the first results from studies done by your fellow dentists who belong to the Dental Practice-Based Research Network (with whom we’re co-sponsoring the event), including practical, new information about ONJ. As one of our speakers, Dr. Andrei Barasch, wrote,
Osteonecrosis of the the Jaw (ONJ) is a fairly recently defined problem that has occurred at a relatively low prevalence. However, due to an aging population and increases in the prescribing of bisphosphonates, concern around this topic will become a daily reality in dental practice.
Dr. Barasch’s presentation will discuss risk factors, safe and unsafe procedures, and insights into prevention and treatment. “Study results will emphasize the patient at high risk, as the portrait of that individual has become better defined. Practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss findings with their peers in light of what they currently do and plan to do in light of the most current evidence.”
As Minnesota dentist Dr. Patrick Foy recently wrote in the Journal of the American Dental Association, many dentists wonder if EBD is being used by insurers to “dictate treatment, replace my professional judgment and limit my patients’ treatment choices.” He explains why it’s critically important for dentists to understand what EBD is...and how to use it. That’s reason enough to come to this year’s symposium!
Clinically Relevant Results from Studies of the Dental
Practice-Based Research Network
Friday, October 15, 2010
$75 per person
8:00AM - 1:30PM
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St.Paul, MN 55108-6092