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07 Aug 2012 4:05 PM | Anonymous

The alarming growth of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) among young people has spurred research into its epidemiology, and mounting evidence strongly supports the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in this trend.

In this latest Insider Exclusive, Mine Tezal, DDS, PhD, a research professor at the University at Buffalo who publishes regularly on the association between chronic periodontitis, HPV, and HNSCC, discusses why she thinks labeling oral HPV infection as a "sexually transmitted disease" is misleading and when HPV vaccinations should be administered to young people.

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