Jennifer Wiens Priebe, DDS, MS, FACP


The relationship of dental condition to risk for hip fracture:
A pilot study

Three learning objectives:

  1. To become aware that decayed or filled teeth may possibly provide additional useful information, as a co-morbidity, that could be used to identify those at risk of hip fracture.
  2. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with hip fractures, recognition of valuable information to the medical and dental communities who are interested in understanding oral-systemic interactions.
  3. To become aware that those individuals who require osteoporosis-related hip fracture surgery do have different dental conditions, as measured by DMFT status, than individuals who are osteoporotic/osteopenic with a T-score<-1.5 but who have not had a personal history of osteoporotic fracture.


In this study, patients with a recent osteoporosis-related fracture were identified and compared to patients with a T-score ≤ -1.5 without previous fracture. Osteoporotic status was defined by BMD T-score. All patients underwent an oral evaluation (DMFT) and risk factors were identified. Demographic factors will be presented as well as the association of DMFT score with case status. The clinical implications of our findings will be shared.


Jennifer Wiens Priebe, DDS MS FACP completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then graduated from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 2002 and completed a GPR at The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. After returning to Michigan to practice general dentistry for four years, Dr. Priebe was accepted to a four year Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She obtained both a Certificate and a Masters in Prosthodontics in 2011. Dr. Priebe has made presentations on subjects including bone lengthening, the use of vincristine for cancer patients, bone mineral density and dental implants, dental implant research techniques, and the relationship of dental condition to risk for hip fracture.

Dr. Priebe is a member of the Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, and is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Priebe has returned to West Bloomfield, MI to practice Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in private practice. She is an instructor at The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and is also on staff at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI in the Ian T. Jackson Craniofacial Cleft Palate Clinic. Dr. Priebe is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.