Rush Copley Medical Center, Fox River Valley Dental Society, and Will County Dental Society Invite You to...
HPV Vaccine: The Dental Community's Role
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 PM CST at
Rush Copley Medical Center
2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora
Alumni I Conference Room, Lower Level
Open to doctors, hygienists, and auxiliary staff. Space is limited!
Each year in the United States, 14 million people become infected with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV causes 31,500 cases of cancer in men and women each year. Individuals between the ages of 9-26 can be vaccinated against HPV; but this preventative measure is being under utilized. Dental providers are encouraged to gather more knowledge about this phenomenon so that they can discuss the HPV vaccine with their patients and answer questions related to HPV and the HPV vaccine. These three presenters will cover the biology of the HPV, vaccination guidelines, HPV-related head and neck cancers, and the dental community's role in HPV cancer prevention. Guidelines for identifying malignances in the oral cavity will also be discussed.
Participants will gain knowledge about the following:
- HPV and the cancers associated with it
- The dental providers role in HPV vaccination recommendation
- Detection of oral and neck cancers
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Two hours of continuing education will be credited. Certiﬁcates will be issued.
There is no registration fee but you must register online. Please register BEFORE Monday, April 8, 2019.