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online workshop

Anticoagulants and MRONJ: Dental and pharmacy workshop


  • Released: 01/2022
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 1h:30m

To improve the confidence of general dental practitioner and pharmacy professionals to support patients with their dental treatment and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, improving the support of patients with anticoagulant therapy and prevention and treatment of medicines related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) .

This is a multi-disciplinary learning event open to dental professionals and pharmacy professionals. Join this event to learn from one another and to help improve your working relationships locally, by better understanding how each profession works and approaches patient care.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe how anticoagulants are used in practice and how they affect patients’ dental treatment
  • describe how medicines can cause medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) and how this affects patients’ dental treatment
  • discuss with patients their options for treatment and the monitoring required while taking medicines that can cause MRONJ
  • apply your knowledge of medicines with patients taking multiple medicines supporting a multidisciplinary approach to dental treatment.

How to use this programme

Our online workshops are run using Zoom. Before your workshop, you will receive an email from the lead tutor inviting you to register for the Zoom event. You must complete this registration in advance, or you will be unable to access the session. Please make a note of the lead tutor’s name when you book so that you can contact them if you do not receive the Zoom registration link.

Please note:

  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the online workshop.
  • To get the most from this workshop we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • You will be expected to put your camera on for some or all of the event.
  • This event must not be undertaken while travelling, or in a public place.

If you register for this event you must cancel your place if you cannot attend. Failure to do this may result in restrictions being placed on your CPPE account.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists
  • CPPE registrants