New Article from our Oral Health Champions

Oral health champions Shannon Munro, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP and Dian Baker, PhD, APRN, BC, PNP, published their article "Integrating Oral Health Care Into Patient Management To Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: A Team Approach" in the July 2019 issue of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association.The article focuses on the importance of oral health integration in hospital care to reduce prevelance of hospital-acquired pneumonia, a major U.S. public health concern and the most common hospital-acquired infection. Munro and Baker also discuss how dentists are well-positioned to help educate other health professionals, as well as patients, caregivers, and students, about the importance of promoting oral hygiene in hospital settings. Click here to check out their article. The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association disseminates Michigan dental care news and information regarding developments in oral health and dentistry. All publications are available online and are open access - you can review previous issues of the Journal here