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DE0144: IHS Special Webinar: Human Papillomavirus & Oral Cancer [Recorded Webinar]

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This is a special webinar available to all staff. In 2016, a study confirmed that infection from human papillomavirus [HPV] 16 precedes development of some head and neck cancers [see].

The Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health [DOH], in partnership with the IHS Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, conducted a survey over the past month to further understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices around human papillomavirus [HPV] prevention among oral health professionals at IHS/Tribal/Urban service units.

This webinar provides information on the results of that survey, a discussion of oral cancer and oral cancer screenings by dental providers, and information about the HPV vaccination series and how dental providers can engage patients and parents in a discussion about HPV vaccination.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the results of the IHS HPV-Oral Cancer Survey conducted in January-February 2018;
2. Explain the relationship between Human Papillomavirus and oral and pharyngeal cancers; and
3. Discuss with patients and parents/guardians the advantages of HPV vaccination and refer patients to medical providers for the vaccination.

Speaker / Presenter:

Andria Apostolou — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Joseph Park — Personal Description / Biography not available. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Thomas Weiser — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


This course is open to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban dental staff at no cost.

Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.