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HPV Calls for an Interprofessional Approach

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By Jacquelyn L. Fried, Associate Professor and Director of Interprofessional Initiatives, University of Maryland School of Dentistry 

By 2020, the prevalence of HPV-related head and neck cancers associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) is anticipated to reach epidemic proportions. This pressing public health issue provides an opportunity for interprofessional education (IPE) where oral health is a key focal point.