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Policy Report: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the National Cancer Institute

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A joint statement issued June 13 by the directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers endorses gender-neutral HPV vaccination. The HPV vaccination rate in the United States remains low, and significantly lower than other recommended adolescent vaccination rates. Concerned over low HPV vaccination rates, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) adopted a Policy on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations in 2017. HPV is associated with anogenital, skin and oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Providing counseling to patients and parents about HPV’s link to oral cancers and the potential benefits of the HPV vaccine are measures that are supported by the AAPD and discussed in this policy.  

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