HPV & Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link
About the Course
This intermediate-level course is designed to address the concerns of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants by providing them with general information about HPV, evidence of the association between oral HPV and oral cancer, and effective ways to further communicate this information to patients. This course provides dental professionals with information that will enable them to effectively meet the challenges they face as the link between HPV and oral health continues to emerge.
- Describe the human papillomavirus (HPV), including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, and links to cancer.
- Describe oral HPV, including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, modes of transmission, and detection.
- Discuss the prevalence, manifestations, and diagnosis of HPV-related oral cancer.
- Explain the economic impact of HPV.
- Identify the key tools for preventing the transmission of HPV.
- Describe the dentist’s role in discussing HPV with patients.
About the Author
Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 and has received Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been in private practice for 16 years with the balance involved in Correctional (County Jail) Dentistry. In 2007 he received the Certified Correctional HealthCare Professional (CCHP) designation from the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare. He has authored and edited several dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied topics to local, regional and national audiences. He has been an examiner for the dental and dental hygiene licensure exams for the Northeastern Regional Boards (NERBS) now the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments since 1994. He has reviewed standard of care cases for the State of Florida and for private companies.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print.
- Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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AGD code - 730