Speaker: Frank A. Scannapieco, D.M.D, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Event Date: 10/7/2015

Event Times: 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Froehlke Auditorium*
Marshfield, WI

Hosted by: Ingrid Glurich, PhD

Bio: Dr. Scannapieco is from the University of Buffalo, NY, and well known for his long-standing interest in the biology and clinical implications of dental plaque biofilm formation and its effects on oral and systemic diseases. He has over 30 years of research experience in oral health research, and been actively engaged in productive collaborations in the past to develop research projects pertinent to the proposed application.


  1. Review the latest information on the connections between poor oral health and aspiration pneumonia, nosocomial-acquired pneumonia, especially ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and COPD.
  2. Review results from randomized trials that have tested the effects of the oral hygiene or periodontal therapy in the prevention of these conditions will be presented.
  3. Describe potential biological mechanisms involving the oral microflora and host response that influence lung disease.
  4. Translate practical applications of this information into everyday practice to prevent lung infections in vulnerable populations.

**At the conclusion of this presentation, participants may receive up to 1 continuing education credit hour for their professional certification or license renewal. The presentation is AGD PACE certified, so members of AGD may receive their credit by bringing their AGD member number. Please sign-in and include your email address & AGD-PACE Number. 

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Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training, (WISHET). Marshfield Clinic Health System Inc. designates this activity for up to 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals. 

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Target Audience

This activity is intended for dentists, dental hygienists and other allied health professionals. Topics chosen have appeal and applicability for providers in a variety of practice environments. 

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