This presentation will provide an overview of current information regarding HPV, including the importance of vaccination and prevention of oropharyngeal cancer. It will also discuss the potential role of dentists as vaccinators.
Understand the role played by HPV in cancer
Review the epidemiology of head and neck HPV infection, and its risk factors including HIV-related factors
Review the guidelines on HPV vaccination and early evidence for its effectiveness in the “real world"
Herve Y Sroussi, DMD, PhD Director for Research, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine