How do you manage people with Parkinson’s disease in the dental setting?
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease involving the neurons responsible for producing dopamine. Parkinson’s affects approximately 1 in 1000 people in the general population. The peak onset is between 55 and 66 years of age however, a form of the disease has been known to occur in teenagers. An average dental practice of 2000 patients may predict that up to four of their patients will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. ” To view more on this article or other articles please click here. How do you manage people with Parkinson’s disease in the dental setting?