The American Academy of Dentists (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) both recognize the critical role dental providers have in preventing HPV. In 2017, the AAPD released a statement encouraging oral health providers to educate patients and guardians on the relationship between HPV and oral cancer, as well as counsel patients and guardians on the HPV vaccine.
Our Coalition has been offering provider education to medical and dental office for over 5 years. Following educational sessions, oral health providers indicated a significant increase in comfort level for educating patients and discussing the importance of HPV vaccination.
With the support of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, our Oral HPV Task Force has developed a free, downloadable toolkit to be used in dental offices. This includes internal training materials on how to recommend the HPV vaccine, as well as in-office communication materials such as brochures and posters.
Our Dental Toolkit now includes materials in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese!
Interested in adapting the toolkit for your organization? Fill out our Dental Toolkit Adaptation Request.
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