Issue One 2017
2017, Vol. 4, issue 1, (March)
A Study of the Experience of German Dental Practitioners with Patients on Bisphosphonates or Anticoagulants
Introduction: The well-structured and functioning dental care system in Germany is a generally recognized fact. The extensive German experience in the field of dental medicine has yielded regulations providing guidance on work with vulnerable social groups. Patients planned to undergo bisphosphonate or anticoagulant therapy need dental sanitation prior to treatment according to a predefined treatment scheme. In case surgery is required during drug intake, specific rules are to be followed.
Aim: A study of the experience of German dental practitioners with patients on bisphosphonates or anticoagulants at outpatient medical facilities
Material and Methods: The clinical study was performed with 40 patients receiving bisphosphonate or anticoagulants treatment and examined in Germany between 2015 and 2017. Also, it included a total of 150 dental practitioners working in Baden-Württemberg, Federal Republic of Germany.
Conclusion: Dental care for patients on bisphosphonates or anticoagulants in Germany is organized by the government and can be delivered at any dental practice.