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New Study Looks at Discussion of HPV Vaccination in the Dental Setting
A study, recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, investigated oral health professionals’ knowledgeable base and comfort level surrounding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The review found that most dental clinicians were not comfortable discussing the HPV vaccination with their patients even though it reduces the risk for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers. In 2018, the American Dental Association recommended that dentists encourage eligible patients to receive the HPV vaccine in an effort to prevent oropharyngeal cancers. Click here to read more.