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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Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
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Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
Schwartz, Iryna, "Beyond Oral Care: Impact of Oral Pathogens on the Respiratory System" (2023). 2023 SLP Posters. 43.
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