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BAOS London Regional Representative Study Session

on ‘Myth busting in the management and prevention of MRONJ’

Via Zoom

Wednesday 7th September 2022

19:00 – 20.45 (7.00pm – 8.45pm)


BAOS Regional Representative Facilitators:

Tarun Nagpal – Specialty Registrar in Oral Surgery (Luton and Dunstable Hospital)

Sarah Jadun – Speciality Registrar in Oral Surgery (Kings College Hospital)



19:00 – 19:05     Tarun Nagpal – BAOS Representative for London Region


19:05 – 20:20     Vinod Patel – Oral Surgery Consultant

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Kings College London University

                              “Myth busting in the management and prevent of MRONJ”


20:20 – 20:40    Questions and Answers


20:40 – 20:45    Sarah Jadun – BAOS Representative for London Region


CPD points – 1.5 CPD points awarded – TBC



  • Identifying different presenting dental statuses and their implications of patients due to commence bone modifying agents
  • Recognising a technique to extract teeth in high risk MRONJ patients
  • An appreciation for an opposing management approach to MRONJ cases to the standardised guidance
  • An insight towards new challenges in the near future in MRONJ
  • Appreciation for the value of bone modifying agents in oral and dental disease


Learning objectives:

  • To recognise the differing approach to treating patients “at risk” or with established MRONJ
  • To understand rehabilitation or palliative dental care provisions in “at risk” or established MRONJ
  • To value the role of bone modifying agents in oral and dental disease


GDC Domains:  This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome C.


Speaker’s Profiles:

Mr Vinod Patel

BDS (Hons), MOralSurg RCS (Eng), FDSRCS, PhD

Consultant Oral Surgeon, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Patel undertook his undergraduate BDS degree at Liverpool University in 2007 graduating with honours. This was followed by junior doctor posts in oral & maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, oral surgery and oral medicine. He undertook his specialist oral surgery training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital and was appointed a consultant in the Trust in 2016.


Currently he is the service lead for dental services in cancer at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.

Mr Patel’s clinical practice is focused around the oral and dental management of cancer patients before, during and after cancer care including late effects and complications. Within this field Mr Patel routinely manages established osteonecrosis of the jaw following radiotherapy (osteoradionecrosis – ORN) or drug related (medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw – MRONJ) or those ‘at risk’ of developing it if dental extractions are required. To date he has manages over 700 cases of established osteonecrosis of the jaw and treated over 1000 ‘at risk’ patients. His experience in the conditions led to being invited to the European MRONJ Taskforce.

Mr Patel completed his PhD in 2020 researching around the oral and dental changes following head and neck radiation. He has published over 110 publications in peer reviewed journals and lectures widely at national and international conferences. His research was awarded the Triennial Webb-Johnson Award by the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery for its substantial contribution to basic science relevant to present and future oral health.

Closing Date:  Please register online by Tuesday 6th September 2022 by 5.00pm.