Parent perceptions of dentists’ role in HPV vaccination

Volume 36, Issue 4   Pages 427-594 (25 January 2018)

Parent perceptions of dentists’ role in HPV vaccination
Original research article
Pages 461-466
Gabriela E. Lazalde, Melissa B. Gilkey, Melanie L. Kornides, Annie-Laurie McRee
Offering HPV vaccine in settings beyond the traditional medical home holds promise for increasing the currently low levels of coverage. As adolescents frequently visit dentists, dental practices may be one such alternative vaccination setting. This study assessed parent attitudes about the roles dental providers could play in HPV prevention, including vaccine provision.