A combination of brief motivational interviewing and vaccination counseling can reduce risk for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the incidence of human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancers (HPV-OPCs), common locations for lesions, and epidemiologic risk factors.
- Explain clinicians’ role in providing HPV-OPC prevention counseling and HPV vaccine advocacy in dental settings.
- Describe effective communication strategies when discussing HPV-OPCs and HPV vaccine uptake with patients, parents and caregivers.
This course was issued in June 2022 and expires June 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.