2023 SLP Posters

Faculty Advisor

Amanda Eaton



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The elderly population and medically compromised patients are at greater risk for the development of aspiration pneumonia. This poster intends to examine the relationships between oral dysbiosis and lung pathogenesis. The basic dental science of how oral pathogens invade the oral cavity will be explained. The link between oral disease and aspiration pneumonia will be discussed. Attention to oral health management will also be applied.


Oral health, Oral hygiene, Oral pathogens, Oral bacteria, Respiratory system, Oral dysbiosis, Lung pathogenesis, Oral cavity, Respiratory tract, Aspiration pneumonia, Pneumonia, Elderly


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Beyond Oral Care: Impact of Oral Pathogens on the Respiratory System



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