|Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ): New Guidance for Oncologists
This guidance has been produced by a multidisciplinary working party on behalf of the UK Chemotherapy Board which includes specialist representation from medical, dental and nursing teams across the UK.
It has been endorsed by the Clinical Standards Committee of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
In summary, the guidance focuses on all aspects of MRONJ in relation to oncology patients. It aims to fulfil three functions:
Primarily, it is a single source of collective information for oncology teams focused around the prevention and management of MRONJ.
Secondly, it proposes protocols that oncology departments can adapt and amend accordingly to fit local delivery of services.
Thirdly, it provides a series of simple communication adjuncts that can be adapted to assist communication between the oncology multidisciplinary team, patients, dental practitioners and hospital dental specialists.
Collaboration between the cancer care team, dentists and dental specialists is repeatedly emphasised and encouraged throughout the guidance.
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