CareQuest to Host Webinar on Connection Between a Healthy Mouth and Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

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CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is hosting a webinar on the connection between a healthy mouth and the prevention of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP).  

There’s an emerging body of evidence associating the use of comprehensive oral care with a reduction in NVHAP, which occurs in about 1 out of every 100 hospitalized patients and is associated with longer hospital stays, hospital readmissions, and increased health care costs.

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During this webinar, a panel of experts will share their personal experiences, the latest research, and practical guidance on how to integrate oral care into overall care. They’ll also explore the unique and critical role oral health care providers can play in a hospital setting.


  • Lisa Heaton, PhD, Science Writer, Analytics and Evaluation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health (moderator) 
  • Karen Giuliano, PhD, MSN, MBA, Associate Professor of Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Frank A. Scannapieco, DMD, PhD, Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Oral Biology and Associate Dean for Faculty and Professional Development, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo 
  • Dian Baker, PhD, APRN, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, California State University, Sacramento; DB Consulting, LLC 

WHAT: The Connection Between a Healthy Mouth and Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 1 – 2 p.m. ET


About CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is a national nonprofit championing a more equitable future where every person can reach their full potential through excellent health. We do this through our work in grantmaking, research, health improvement programs, policy and advocacy, and education as well as our leadership in dental benefits and innovation advancements.

We collaborate with thought leaders, health care providers, patients, and local, state, and federal stakeholders, to accelerate oral health care transformation and create a system designed for everyone. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram

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