Interdisciplinary Care Model: Pneumonia and Oral Health

  • Ingrid Glurich
  • Neel Shimpi
  • Frank Scannapieco
  • Jayanth Vedre
  • Amit AcharyaEmail author
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


This chapter provides an overview of classification, epidemiology, oral and systemic characterization of disease and symptomology, approaches to diagnosis and disease management across the spectrum of pneumonia subtypes. In addition, the evidence base supporting oral-systemic connections between oral diseases and pneumonia is explored and recommendations for dental diagnoses in the context of pneumonia are proposed. With respect to advances in the research arena, consideration of microbiota and pneumonia phenotypes is examined, as well as current approaches to risk assessment surrounding definition of relative risk for pneumonia susceptibility. Further, interdisciplinary medical-dental care delivery is explored including development of interdisciplinary care plans for patient management. Finally, current ontology surrounding pneumonia, technical implications and opportunities for achieving improved definitions of pneumonia subtype phenotypes and quality assessment in care delivery are briefly explored.


Pneumonia Oral health Integrated care Periodontal diseases Biomedical technology Risk factors Genomics Oral microbiome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Glurich
    • 1
  • Neel Shimpi
    • 1
  • Frank Scannapieco
    • 2
  • Jayanth Vedre
    • 3
  • Amit Acharya
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Center for Oral and Systemic HealthMarshfield Clinic Research InstituteMarshfieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental MedicineState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Medical Intensive Care UnitMarshfield ClinicMarshfieldUSA

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