Oral Health Considerations for Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions

CE Credits
1 hour

How do neurodegenerative conditions impact oral health? And how can a comprehensive understanding of these conditions enable oral health professionals to offer individualized, preventive care that enhances overall well-being?

Join CareQuest Institute and the Special Care Dentistry Association for a webinar that will explore the intricacies of neurodegenerative conditions, spanning from stroke and Parkinson’s disease to the multifaceted realm of dementias. Our expert panel will also discuss the challenges inherent in oral health for these patients, emphasizing the importance of tailored strategies, effective communication, and the balance of care considerations tailored for these distinct challenges.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe common signs and symptoms of neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia.
  • Discuss systemic and oral health risks observed in individuals with neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia.
  • Create treatment plans that are person-centered and appropriate for those diagnosed with neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia.


Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH, Professor and Assistant Dean for Research, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University


Betsy Lee White, RDH, BS, FSCDH, Chief Operating Officer, Access Dental Care

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

Participating instructor(s) in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for or related to the content of this program/activity.

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
Colgate-Palmolive Company: Philips Oral Healthcare