Topical Collection "Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ): Current Practice, New Tools and Future Trends"

Editors

Prof. Dr. Giacomo Oteri
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Collection Editor
Department of Biomedical, Dental and Morphological and Functional Imaging Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: dentistry; periodontal diseases; oral diseases; oral implant related diseases; osseo necrosis of the jaws
Prof. Dr. Umberto Romeo
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Collection Editor
Department of Oral Sciences and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Interests: oral medicine; oral surgery; laser dentistry; oral diseases; Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw; oral oncology
Dr. Rodolfo Mauceri
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Department of Surgical, Oncological, and Oral Sciences, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: oral medicine; oral cancer; OSCC; osteonecrosis of the jaw; ONJ; oral microbiome; oral surgery
Prof. Dr. Alberto Bedogni
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Unit of Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Neuroscience-DNS, University of Padua, 35122 Padua, Italy
Interests: maxillofacial surgery; head and neck oncology; reconstructive microsurgery; trauma; osteonecrosis of the jaws; osteoradionecrosis
Dr. Vittorio Fusco
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Medical Oncology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Alessandria, 15121 Alessandria, Italy
Interests: multiple myeloma; prevention; BRONJ; mronj; bisphosphonate; zoledronic acid; pamidronate; osteonecrosis of the jaws

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) is an adverse drug reaction described as the progressive destruction and death of bone that affects the mandible and maxilla of patients exposed to the treatment with medications known to increase the risk of disease, in the absence of a previous radiation treatment.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw has been described for the first time more than 15 years ago; since that time, thousands of paper have been published on the topic, showing the progress of research in this area. What we know is that MRONJ may lead to a reduced quality of life due to jaw bone infections, chronic pain, tooth loss, impaired function, and disfigurement. However, despite significant advancement in our comprehension of the disease, there remain several controversial issues.

Indeed, one of the most recurrent question is “Which is the correct treatment strategy for patients affected by MRONJ?”

Simultaneously, surgical techniques have advanced considerably and several new tools have been proposed, such as lasers or piezoelectric devices. Additionally, team-based multidisciplinary patient management has been applied in MRONJ prevention and treatment, improving patient outcomes beyond traditional operative strategies.

This Topical Collection is focused on, but not limited to, advances and innovations in MRONJ treatment highlighting novel surgical approaches or devices and outcomes of clinical management protocols.

We invite you to submit high-quality original research articles or reviews that provide new findings on MRONJ extending the current state of knowledge. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.

Prof. Dr. Giacomo Oteri
Prof. Dr. Umberto Romeo
Dr. Rodolfo Mauceri
Prof. Dr. Alberto Bedogni
Dr. Vittorio Fusco
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • antiresorptive agents
  • antiangiogenic agents
  • oral surgical procedures
  • oral health
  • oral prevention
  • public health dentistry
  • laser therapy
  • piezosurgery
  • autologous platelet concentrates

Published Papers

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