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Alternative to bisphosphonates

Denosumab is a new alternative to bisphosphonates, and dental professionals have either already encountered or will soon encounter patients who have been prescribed this medication. That is why this month's research summary is focusing on this new drug and how it affects dental care.

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Antibiotic prophylaxis

With the announcement that National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are to review their guidelines on Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis given the recent research showing an increase in the incidence of infective endocarditis in the UK, this months research summary is a review of the current position.