Presenter: Jo-Anne Jones, RDH
This course is designed to equip today's dental clinician with the skill set to recognize and identify the earliest warning signs of HPV oropharyngeal cancer. A study released by the National Cancer Institute confirms that human papillomavirus (HPV) oropharyngeal cancers have risen an astounding 225% from 1998-2004. If this trend continues, oral cancer will become the nation's leading HPV-related cancer within the present decade. Both the medical and dental communities have been alerted to this emerging pandemic.The need for change is urgent and it is within our hands.