Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
Knowledge and Awareness of Dentists Working At a Denta L Hospita L In a City About Bone Osteonecrosis Due To Medicat Ion
Ahmet Taylan Çebi1
1Karabük Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi, Ağız, Diş ve Çene Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Karabük, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.178 Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and awareness of dentists working at a Dental Hospital about bone osteonecrosis in jaws depending on (related to) the drugs and mechanisms of action of antiresorptive drugs.

Patients and Methods: This study was completed by evaluating a total of 35 (16 female and 19 male) dentists aged between 26 and 55 who worked at a Dental Hospital in a city. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire including questions on socio-demographic and antiresorptive medications, osteonecrosis of the bone, and treatment (n=35). According to the answers given to the questions; the levels of awareness and information ownership were evaluated.

Results: The bone osteonecrosis related to pharmacology and treatmentin addition to the rate of knowledge and awareness of antiresorptive drugs were found as 42.9%. Of the total 35 dentists, 15 responded yes to 60% of the questionnaire and provided necessary explanations. No statistically significant difference was found between the number of male and female dentists who actively participated in congresses related to dentistry and regularly followed related journals, had experience in a private sector, had knowledge and awareness about both bone osteonecrosis due to pharmacy and treatment and antiresorptive drugs (p>0,05).

Conclusion: It was understood that the dentists who worked at a Dental Hospital had a low level of knowledge and awareness about antiresorptive drugs and their mechanisms of action, jaw osteonecrosis caused by these drugs and the treatments. There is a need for more extensive and broader research. Keywords : Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw, osteonecrosis, bisphosphonates, dentists