A New Side to Preventive Oral Health Care—Increasing HPV Vaccination
Saturday, April 15
9 AM - Noon
3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX
About the Course
Eight out of ten of us will be infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) sometime in our lifetime. More importantly, as dental professionals, we may be the first to identify the signs of oropharyngeal cancers (OPC). Are you aware that 70% of OPCs are caused by HPV? More than 34,000 cancers can be prevented each year, because over 90% of HPV cancers are preventable through HPV vaccination. Unfortunately, HPV vaccination rates have decreased in Missouri since 2019 and Missouri falls behind the national average. A novel approach to increasing HPV vaccination rates will be presented which has been documented to be highly successful.
This session will enable participants to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of the HPV vaccination to prevent oral cancer.
- Teach the dental team how to educate patients on the importance of the HPV vaccination series.
- Increase Awareness of the program utilized in New Jersey to boost HPV vaccination rates in FQHCs and the implementation in Missouri clinics.
Jacqueline Miller, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Dr. Jacqueline Miller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. She is a member of the Southwest County Dental Society, the Missouri Society of Orthodontists, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Miller served 11 years in the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists culminating in serving as the first female president of the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists in 2011. Dr. Miller is a founding member and vice president of the Washington Overseas Medical and Dental Mission. Since 1992 she has organized dental mission trips to third world countries. She helped establish a daycare and dental clinic in Pimienta, Honduras. Dr. Miller practiced orthodontics for 29 years. She is currently the Missouri State Dental Director.
Conflict of Interest: None reported