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Association Between Human Papillomavirus and Oral Health

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This common viral infection can contribute to many forms of cancer, which underscores the need for dental professionals to educate patients about the risks.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the prevalence and incidence of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States.
  2. Discuss the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in discussing the HPV vaccine in dental settings.

This course was issued in the July 2017 issue and expires 7/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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