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Educating Patients About Human Papillomavirus and the HPV Vaccine

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Increased use of the HPV vaccine will slow the spread of this virus, potentially helping to prevent some cancers.

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

  1. Identify the methods of transmission and risk factors for the human papillomavirus (HPV).
  2. Discuss the health issues caused by infection with HPV.
  3. Identify the role oral health professionals play in improving HPV vaccination rates.

This course was issued in May 2020 and expires May 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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