Current Controversies in the Management of MRONJ

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/20/2024 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


Current Controversies in the Management of MRONJ

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a serious complication of antiresorptive medications used for treating cancer and metabolic bone diseases. Difficulties in diagnosis, prevention and treatment exist and can lead to providers being hesitant to treat patients on these medications. This 60-minute webinar will discuss current controversies in the management of MRONJ, including review of AAOMS’s Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw – 2022 Update Position Paper. Experts will provide actionable strategies for oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Analyze updates from the 2022 AAOMS MRONJ Position Paper on prevalence and etiology of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw.  
  2. Determine available non-opioid alternatives.  
  3. Discuss strategies to prevent MRONJ development in patients with cancer and osteoporosis.  
  4. Examine areas of consensus and controversy in the management of MRONJ.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants will receive a full refund up until the day before the event. No refund will be given on the day of or after the event. 

Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD


UCLA School of Dentistry

Dr. Tara Aghaloo is a Professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the UCLA School of Dentistry. She earned her dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her MD and PhD in oral biology at UCLA. She is a Diplomate of ABOMS, and her clinical practice focuses on bone and soft-tissue regeneration as well as dental implants. She serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of several committees with the Academy of Osseointegration, where she also was a past President.

Disclosure(s): Amgen: Research Grant or Support (Terminated, February 21, 2023); Radius Health: Research Grant or Support (Ongoing)

Brent B. Ward, DDS, MD, FACS

Section Head and Chair

Michigan Medicine/School of Dentistry/University of Michigan

Dr. Ward is the Chalmers J. Lyons Professor, Professor of Dentistry and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He earned his dental degree at the University of Southern California and completed his medical degree and postgraduate training, including his residency and fellowship, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ward is a member of the multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Program at UM and Program Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. He chairs both the AAOMS Committee on Education and Training and the AAOMS Committee on Oral, Head and Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery. Additionally, he was a member of the 2022 AAOMS Task Force on MRONJ.

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships were disclosed.

Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Faculty and Planner Disclosure
AAOMS Webinar: Current Controversies in the Management of MRONJ
06/20/2024 at 6:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
06/20/2024 at 6:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
11 Questions
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CDE/CME credit  |  Certificate available