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What Do Volcanoes & Mouths Have in Common? (Part II: Oral Microbiome & Saliva)

Part II: Oral Microbiome and Saliva By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S. SwallowStudy.com I was out in the beautiful pacific northwest the summer of 2014, learning about the region’s flora, fauna, volcanos and glaciers. Especially interesting was visiting... Read More

Oral Care & Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention

Thank you for your interest in: Oral Care & Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention Here you will find links to my four-part blog series on Oral Hygiene and Aspiration Pneumonia Prevention and More! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I have shared... Read More

10 Trillion Microorganisms vs Your Toothbrush (Part I: Oral Hygiene)

This oral hygiene blog was inspired by the presentation:“Dental Perspectives on Aspiration Pneumonia Causes and Management”by Kennneth Shay, DDS, MSDentist and GerontologistDepartment of Veterans Affairs: Office of Geriatrics and Extended CareASHA Healthcare &... Read More