Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cancers in your mouth - most commonly in areas that are difficult to see, in the back of the throat, the base of the tongue, and tonsils. Find out more on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet.
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.
Websites and toll-free numbers to find resources for quitting tobacco.
The Food and Drug Administration has launched "The Real Cost," a campaign to help teenagers avoid the harmful effects of smoking tobacco.
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF), California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC), recently released the “Tobacco Cessation Toolkit for California Dental Providers”. This toolkit was created by UCSF COHTAC in partnership with San Joaquin County Public Health Services Smoking & Tobacco Outreach and Prevention Program (STOPP) and Local Oral Health Program, and the California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. The toolkit aims to provide dental professionals in California with tools and resources to help guide and improve their tobacco cessation-related practices.
To complement the toolkit, UCSF COHTAC also included a FREE one-hour, on-demand, webinar entitled, “Tobacco Cessation for California Dental Providers”. This course discusses the oral and overall health implications of tobacco use and strategies for implementing tobacco cessation interventions in dental practice, including the role of the entire dental team. All dental providers in California (only) are eligible to received 1.0 CDE credit upon completion.
A resource from the National Cancer Institute