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Dental Toolkit

New Edition!

Dental Toolkit

The Massachusetts HPV Coalition’s Oral HPV Task Force developed our first edition of the HPV Dental Toolkit for dental offices in 2016. Since then, it has been downloaded and distributed thousands of times, adapted for use in over 7 states, and been included in the American Cancer Society’s National HPV Roundtable Action Guide.
We are now excited to present you with the latest edition of our Dental Toolkit. We have updated the materials to reflect the most recent HPV-related cancer research as well as incorporated patient and provider feedback. The Toolkit still includes in-office communication materials such as brochures and posters. And this version also includes age-specific internal training materials on talking about the HPV vaccine, as well as a QR code for patients to access additional online education. This toolkit for dental offices includes materials and resources that can be downloaded, reproduced, and distributed at no cost.  Special thanks to the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation for supporting this project.

To download the Toolkit for free, or for more information about scheduling a free staff traning on HPV, click here:

updated: 3 months ago

MA HPV Coaltion /Oral HPV Taskforce

The MA HPV Coalition began in 2015 as part of a CDC grant awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Today, the Coalition is maintained by founding partners Team Maureen and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The past 5 years have shown that we have a greater impact when we work together. Our objectives are to: ‚Äč
  • Engage and coordinate with groups and individuals working in HPV prevention

  • Educate medical & dental providers using evidence based strategies

  • Educate the community about the HPV cancer connection

  • Advocate and fundraise for HPV-related cancer prevention work

  • Support people and organizations doing HPV-related cancer prevention work across MA

  • Be a resource and model for collaboration across specialties to effect change

The Coalition also has three subcommittees that meet monthly--the Oral HPV Task Force, the Health Equity Workgroup, and the Cervical Cancer Work Group. If you have questions or are interested in joining the Coalition, email us at HPVCoaliton@gmail.com

updated: 5 months ago

Additional Resources

Additional resources on HPV and the Cancer Connection at the Dentist can be found at the following:
American Cancer Society Oropharyngeal Cancer page

The Oral HPV Continuum

Evaluating Health Information: A tutorial




Oral HPV Infections and the Role of the Dental Professional: Download the PDF below

updated: 5 months ago