Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Head and Neck Cancer – AAOMS – AGD Collaborative


AGD Members:  $49*

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Speaker: Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS

Non-Member:  $70

Credit Hours:  1.5

Subject Code: 730 – Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

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Head and neck cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the United States and is predicted to affect approximately 48,000 people in 2016.  A variety of carcinogens have been purported to be of etiologic significance including the excessive use of alcohol and tobacco products, chronic trauma, and viruses including Epstein-Barr virus and human papillomavirus (HPV).  It is the purpose of this webinar to review the currently available information regarding the significance of HPV in head and neck cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the increasing incidence of oral cancer in young people.
  • Describe the social habits associated with tongue cancer
  • Describe the molecular events involved in carcinogenesis associated with HPV, particularly with regard to the early proteins, E6 and E7.
  • Describe the public health initiatives associated with HPV vaccination.

This webinar is in collaboration with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).




Dr. Eric R. Carlson is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He received his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania, his medical degree at the University of Miami, his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, his general surgery training at the University of Tennessee, and his head and neck surgery training at the University of Miami.  He focuses his clinical activities on the surgical management of oral/head and neck pathology.

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