Dental Offices Play an Important Role in HPV Cancer Prevention

Dental professionals play an important role in educating their patients about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cancer prevention. Click on the links below to access an HPV Oral Health and Recommendations resource and a Quick Tips resource for dental staff.

Relevant Policies and Guidelines

In 2018, the American Dental Association approved policies and guidelines to educate and assist dental professionals in screening for HPV and to promote the HPV vaccine.

In 2017, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) approved policies and guidelines to educate and assist dental professionals in screening for HPV and to promote the HPV vaccine.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Information for Clinicians from the CDC.

HPV Vaccine

Since 2016, California has allowed pharmacies to administer HPV vaccines under a pharmacist’s prescriptive authority pursuant to CDC recommendations. Below are some of the retail pharmacies that provide vaccinations including HPV.

HPV Information

Use the information and resources below to help you and your staff communicate effectively with parents about the importance of HPV vaccination.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

American Dental Association (ADA):

National HPV Vaccination Roundtable:

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

Patient Handouts