About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Much misinformation exists about the current treatment guidelines for this insidious disease. This program will provide participants with an overview of osteoporosis and the various agents available for its prevention and treatment. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to dental patients taking bisphosphonates and other anti-resorptive medications and to developing patient management strategies essential for successful treatment planning and the management of these patients in everyday clinical situations.