Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Describe Parkinson’s disease and the etiology of the disease.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Describe drug and non-drug treatments available to manage Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

  • Explain how Parkinson’s disease could impact a patient’s dental care plan and understand what modifications and/or adaptations may be necessary.

  • Communicate using person-centered language.

  • Identify resources to find the latest Parkinson’s disease information, news, and support groups.