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2024 Annual Convention 

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HPV Vaccinations

6/14 - 10:45am-12:00pm

  • From 75 US dollars
  • Palmer Room

Course Description:

How to Talk with Your Patients and Parents About HPV Vaccinations - Lessons Learned From the Maine HPV Vaccination Dental Project Speakers: Jessica Reed, MSN, GNP-BC & Debi Chalmers, RDH, IPDH. MSDH Join us to learn about the lessons learned from the successful Maine HPV Vaccination Project, which taught dental professionals how to talk with patients and parents about HPV vaccinations. We will also provide overall training on HPV and HPV vaccination to build your knowledge on these topics. Your patient's HPV can cause up to 70% of oropharyngeal cancers. Your conversations with your patients and families can help prevent HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer and other HPV-associated cancers in the future. Educational Objectives: - Learn how to develop a workflow to initiate HPV vaccination education conversations with patients and parents. - Understand the burden of HPV and current HPV vaccination recommendations. - Build confidence in the public health role of dental professionals to use HPV vaccination education as an oral cancer prevention strategy. - Review HPV vaccination educational resources for patients, families, and dental professionals. ​Participants will walk away with: Skills: - The skills to develop a workflow to initiate and track educational HPV vaccination conversations with patients and parents.​​ Course materials and handouts: - Participants will be given an HPV Conversation flowchart/process map that can be used chairside and an HPV vaccination. conversation tracking sheet template with example codes to use. - A resource sheet with HPV vaccination educational resources will also be shared with the participants.

Terms & Conditions

Registration: Registration is REQUIRED. Photos: A photographer will be present at the event, taking photos for the Maine Dental Association to use in future flyers, brochures, social media posts, and on our website. If you do not wish for your photo to be displayed, please notify the Maine Dental Association immediately. Any photos captured with you in it will be removed. Contact: / 207-622-7900 Cancellation / Refund: Requests for cancellations/refunds must be emailed to Therese Cahill,, no later than May 31, 2024. After this date, no refunds - including for absences due to illness (including COVID-19), late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties - will be granted.

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