Dental: HPV and Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link

39.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants 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. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the human papillomavirus (HPV), including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, and links to cancer. 
2. Describe oral HPV, including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, modes of transmission, and detection. 
3. Discuss the prevalence, manifestations, and diagnosis of HPV-related oral cancer. 
4. Explain the economic impact of HPV. 
5. Identify the key tools for preventing the transmission of HPV. 
6. Describe the dentist’s role in discussing HPV with patients.   

About the Author: 
Virginia J. Dodd, PhD, MPH, RDH, received an associate of science degree in dental hygiene from St. Petersburg College in 1990 and an MPH in 1994 and PhD in 2000 in public health from the University of South Florida (USF). In 2001, Dr. Dodd became acting program director for the Florida Prevention Research Center at USF and research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health within the College of Public Health at USF. She subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, initially as assistant professor and subsequently as associate professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, before becoming an associate professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science of the College of Dentistry at UF in 2011. Dr. Dodd has taught in the areas of human sexuality, health education theory, social marketing, and psychosocial issues across the lifespan. She has written and lectured extensively on HPV prevalence among female university students, oral cancer prevention knowledge and behaviors in community samples of adults, and oral cancer screening and patient education practices among dentists and dental hygienists, including their readiness to provide HPV information to patients.

AGD code - 148
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HPV and Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link

39.95
About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants 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. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the human papillomavirus (HPV), including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, and links to cancer. 
2. Describe oral HPV, including its prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, modes of transmission, and detection. 
3. Discuss the prevalence, manifestations, and diagnosis of HPV-related oral cancer. 
4. Explain the economic impact of HPV. 
5. Identify the key tools for preventing the transmission of HPV. 
6. Describe the dentist’s role in discussing HPV with patients.   

About the Author: 
Virginia J. Dodd, PhD, MPH, RDH, received an associate of science degree in dental hygiene from St. Petersburg College in 1990 and an MPH in 1994 and PhD in 2000 in public health from the University of South Florida (USF). In 2001, Dr. Dodd became acting program director for the Florida Prevention Research Center at USF and research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health within the College of Public Health at USF. She subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, initially as assistant professor and subsequently as associate professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, before becoming an associate professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science of the College of Dentistry at UF in 2011. Dr. Dodd has taught in the areas of human sexuality, health education theory, social marketing, and psychosocial issues across the lifespan. She has written and lectured extensively on HPV prevalence among female university students, oral cancer prevention knowledge and behaviors in community samples of adults, and oral cancer screening and patient education practices among dentists and dental hygienists, including their readiness to provide HPV information to patients.

AGD code - 148