Title

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Position Paper on Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw-2014 Update

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

J Oral Maxillofac Surg

Abstract

Strategies for management of patients with, or at risk for, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) were set forth in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) position papers in 2007 and 2009. The position papers were developed by a special committee appointed by the board and composed of clinicians with extensive experience in caring for these patients and basic science researchers. The knowledge base and experience in addressing MRONJ has expanded, necessitating modifications and refinements to the previous position paper. This special committee met in September 2013 to appraise the current literature and revise the guidelines as indicated to reflect current knowledge in this field. This update contains revisions to diagnosis, staging, and management strategies and highlights current research status. The AAOMS considers it vitally important that this information be disseminated to other relevant health care professionals and organizations. (C) 2014 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Volume Number

72

Issue Number

10

Pages

1938-1956

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Dental Medicine

Additional Departments

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

PMID

25234529

DOI

10.1016/j.joms.2014.04.031