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CE course highlights oral health community's role in HPV vaccinations

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Sometimes, all it takes is a poster.
Sometimes, all it takes is a poster.

"Data shows that if we put a little poster about [human papillomavirus], its association with oral cancer and about the HPV vaccine in our waiting rooms, that on its own has the ability to help start the conversation when the patient sits on the dental chair," said Dr. Alessandro Villa, of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

It's among the ways dentists can play a role in screening for oral cancer in patients and to encourage them to get the HPV vaccine, said Dr. Villa, who presented the continuing education course on HPV Vaccination and the Oral Health Care Community to about 90 attendees Friday.

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