You = The HPV Vaccine Influencer

When the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Cancer Society join forces to state: "HPV vaccine is cancer prevention," every oral health care provider must become informed. Cases of oropharyngeal cancer caused by HPV are on the rise. Although most people infected by HPV don't develop oropharyngeal cancer, when it does occur, about 70% of cases are caused by HPV. While the disease is treatable, oropharyngeal cancer and its aftermath take a heavy toll. As an oral healthcare provider, you play a critical role in discussing cancer prevention and HPV vaccination.

Course Type:

Register for Upcoming Sessions

July 1, 2020 12:00 am - June 30, 2023 11:45 pm

Instructions - How to complete this course: 
  1. Watch the video.
How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. 
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Update your knowledge of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
  • Define your role in the prevention of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
  • Advocate for the increased use of the HPV vaccine
  • Utilize motivational interviewing as a tool to influence HPV vaccination

Additional Resources

The Journal of the American Dental Association’s Cover Story: Parent perceptions of dental care providers' role in human papillomavirus prevention and vaccine advocacy

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies