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Human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine: awareness and opinions of clinical dental students in a UK dental school

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  • Shows that students in the Bristol Dental School understood the links between HPV and oropharyngeal carcinoma and its vaccination process.

  • Shows that students demonstrated that they believe oral healthcare practitioners have a role to play in health promotion regarding oral and oropharyngeal cancer but desired more teaching on the topic.

  • Shows that students felt unprepared to discuss the disease and associated risk factors with patients but further clarification as to why is needed.

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Rakhra, D., Walker, T., Hall, S. et al. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine: awareness and opinions of clinical dental students in a UK dental school. Br Dent J 225, 976–981 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.1024

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