Date(s) - March 22, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
According to the CDC, nearly all sexually active Americans will have a
HPV (Human papillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an
escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.
By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to
be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. The
historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco
are declining, while HPV is becoming increasingly more common.
This session will discuss implications to dentistry and how oral cancer
screening should be adjusted. Identify the dental professional’s role in
early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving
outcome through screening methods. Be equipped with clinical and
educational resources for the dental practice.