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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is participating in the national 2020 ADA Health Literacy in Dentistry Essay Contest. This year’s essay topic, Why Your Dentist Wants You To Get The HPV Vaccine, reflects the recent FDA approval of the HPV vaccine for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer.

The contest begins on September 15th, and the deadline to submit your essay to Dr. Nicole Holland (Nicole.Holland@tufts.eduis October 30th. The contest winner will receive $1,000, and the winning essay will be posted on the ADA public website www.mouthhealthy.org. Two (2) runners-up will receive $500 each. Please review the attached contest documents for more information:

  1. Contest flyer
  2. Evaluation rubric PDF
  3. Contest rules

Health literacy has become an increasingly important component of oral health, and we encourage all interested students to participate!

For more Information, Please click on these documents below:
ADA_Health_Literacy_Essay_Contest student flyer2020
2020 Oral Health Literacy Contest Rules
Evaluation Rubric Student 2020


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