Author(s): Cheng A, Daly CG, Logan RM, Stein B, Goss AN
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Abstract Bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ) usually commences at the alveolus. Comparison is made between the structure and function of long bones and alveolar bone and the differing susceptibilities of the bisphosphonates at these different sites are explored. Current concepts of the causation of ONJ are discussed. The clinical implications of these findings to dentists managing periodontal conditions are presented.
This article was published in Aust Dent J
and referenced in Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices