Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 151--154

Knowledge, attitude, and management of general dentist toward medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws


Nasser R Alqhtani1, Abdulrahman K Almalki2, Faisal A Zuhair2, Adel A Alenazi1, Abdullah Bin Nabhan3, Mana Alqahtani4 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Science, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
2 Intern, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi-Arabia
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Nasser R Alqhtani
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Science, College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj 16278
Saudi Arabia

Background: Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is an intense negative drug response causing increasing bone destruction in the maxillofacial area of patients. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge and attitude of dental practitioner regarding risk factors of MRONJ in Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, questionnaire survey was carried out in King Khalid Hospital, Al-Kharj among dental practioners. Results: Approximately 60% of the practioners had a poor knowledge and there was a weak positive correlation with work experience. Conclusion: Poor knowledge regarding the MRONJ invites a continuing dental education specially to focus on general practioners.


How to cite this article:
Alqhtani NR, Almalki AK, Zuhair FA, Alenazi AA, Nabhan AB, Alqahtani M. Knowledge, attitude, and management of general dentist toward medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2020;12:151-154


How to cite this URL:
Alqhtani NR, Almalki AK, Zuhair FA, Alenazi AA, Nabhan AB, Alqahtani M. Knowledge, attitude, and management of general dentist toward medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 23 ];12:151-154
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