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Oral Health Practitioners and Cancer Prevention through HPV Vaccination

Oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise and oral health professionals have the power to help prevent it. This webinar outlines easy-to-implement strategies for all members of the dental team, the oral health community, and the Illinois Cancer Partnership Coalition to play an active role in reducing the incidence of this devastating cancer.

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Division of Oral Health present this webinar opportunity in which participants:

  • Gain insight into the current HPV policies, guidelines, and resources on HPV vaccination from key national organizations
  • Hear directly from a survivor of HPV-related cancer regarding significant challenges patients fighting this disease endure
  • Gain an understanding of the HPV vaccination schedule, how to improve HPV vaccination rates, and where to refer children through the age of 18 for HPV vaccines

The recorded webinar is available at