What is it about?

Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) infections are common; progression to HPV related cancers can be prevented by timely vaccines. Dentists are an important component of healthcare workforce and should have a role in improving vaccination efforts. By incorporating vaccination in the scope of work of dental providers, we could improve access points for patients to avail these services.

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Why is it important?

HPV related Oral Pharyngeal Cancers are on a rise in the past decade. The vaccines could play an important role in preventing these.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. It's great to have this platform to reach a larger group of readers to raise awareness about the importance of this topic.

Anubhuti Shukla
Indiana University School of Dentistry

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This page is a summary of: Assessment of the willingness of dentists in the state of Indiana to administer vaccines, PLoS ONE, April 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267167.
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