Bridging the HPV Knowledge Gap
As many patients are unaware of the association between the human papillomavirus and oral cancer, oral health professionals are charged with educating patients on this important topic.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence and incidence of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) in United States.
- Discuss the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.
- Explain the role of oral health professionals in addressing the HPV vaccine in a dental setting.
This course was published in the June 2017 issue and expires June 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.