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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Oct 26, 2022

On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists, we are joined by a speaker and hygienist that isn't afraid to tackle tough topics. Join us as we talk with Catrice Opichka RDH, MS about HPV and Oral Sex. 


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Episode Highlights

  • HPV Vaccinations 
  • HPV: Anyone can get it
  • Head and Neck Exam 
  • Tobacco and Vaping 
  • Verbal/Written Protocol 




“There's nobody that knows content like educators.” 


“HPV is an equal opportunity disease.” 


“We don’t know when our children are becoming sexually active.” 


“I want hygienists to be prepared to answer the questions your patients feel comfortable asking.”


“You're going to bring this up during your head and neck exam.”


“HPV can cause oral cancer.”


“I want people to know and remember how important the head and neck exam is.” 


“I’m sure not all the doctors love me highlighting these things but I don’t care.” 


“We see normal every day, so if you see anything outside of that, take a photo of it, measure it, and get a second set of eyes on it.” 


“Vaccinating boys helps to prevent cervical cancer in girls.” 




Reach Catrice: 



Leslie J. Paris D.D.S., M.S.D. Diplomate, American Board of Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery 2022-2023