Providing Evidence Based Oral Health Care to Individuals Diagnosed with Degenerative Disorders, Part 2: Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction

Introduction

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system resulting from the decreased availability of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical that transmits messages to the cerebrum to control movement and coordination.  The course will provide an overview of the disease, describe drug and non-drug treatments commonly used to treat PD, and present ways for dental professionals to modify and adapt the provision of oral health care to meet the needs of patients who have PD.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Simmer-Beck reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


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