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Article: Volume 43 Number 6 Page 588 - July/August 2016

  Dent Update 2016; 43: 588-592  Read article

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Abstract:  We write to challenge some of the assertions made in this recent paper. Sadly, the attention grabbing title is rather naïve and/or misleading for general dentists and others. There is cause for concern and possible alarm in dentistry if patients, who have had multiple IV injections of bisphosphonates, usually for cancer, subsequently need to have dental extractions, or other operations involving the bone in their mouth.

Author notes: Martin Kelleher, Mark McGurk, London, A E Moore, Renton T, Taylor T, Popat S and Jasani MK, London, Dr Vasudev Ballal, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Karnataka, India, James Darcey et al, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, V Ketheeswaranathan (Specialty Doctor, Oral Surgery), Graham Smith (Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon), Kingston Hospital, Adrian Curto, University of Salamanca, Spain, Dr Martin James, DCT2 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.