This course will provide current data regarding oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer and their distinct risk factor profiles, particularly regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The anatomy of the oral cavity and oropharynx will be reviewed and typical clinical presentations of cancer at both sites will be contrasted. The role of the dental practitioner in the detection and diagnosis of tonsillar cancer will be discussed, including the use of commercially available salivary tests for HPV. Information regarding the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination will be presented and the potential role in vaccination in tonsil cancer prevention will be discussed.
3/22/2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PMType:
Dentists, Hygienists, StudentsDentist Fee:
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