Oral health professionals must be knowledgeable about the human papillomavirus and its vaccine to effectively educate their patients.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the methods of transmission and risk factors for the human papillomavirus (HPV).
- Discuss the health issues caused by infection with HPV.
- Identify the role that oral health professionals play in improving HPV vaccination rates.
This course was issued in December 2019 and expires December 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.