Oral checks warding off jaw osteonecrosis

A once-feared adverse effect of antiresorptive treatments, osteonecrosis of the jaw, has been almost banished from Australia following the introduction of routine dental checks, endocrinologists say.

The condition used to be seen in as many as one in five cancer patients receiving high doses of antiresorptive drugs to prevent bone disease.

However, now the complication is rarely seen, a study by specialists at the