Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Apr 16, 2013; 1(1): 67-70
Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.67
Oral rehabilitation of a Parkinson’s patient: A case report
Yashpal Singh, Monika Saini, Neha Garg
Yashpal Singh, Monika Saini, Neha Garg, Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, UP 250005, India
Author contributions: Singh Y fabricated the complete denture for the patient; Saini M assisted in the procedure and helped in writing the paper; Garg N helped in photography and other miscellaneous work regarding the case report; all authors contributed to the manuscript in writing and revision.
Correspondence to: Yashpal Singh, MDs, Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road, Meerut, UP 250005, India.
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Received: December 25, 2012
Revised: February 14, 2013
Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013

Parkinson’s disease is an idiopathic disorder of the central nervous system, characterized by resting tremors, muscular rigidity, slow and decreased movements. Oral rehabilitation of these patients requires special care, especially in those cases where the patient’s socioeconomic status is not good and patient cannot come several times for fabrication of a complete denture. This clinical report presents a case of a Parkinson’s patient who was completely rehabilitated in 3 appointments using special techniques. Border molding, final impression and jaw relation procedures were done in one appointment by using a custom tray with detachable handles and occlusal rims.

Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, Tich buttons, Detachable handles and occlusal rims, Monoplane teeth

Core tip: Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease. Patients cannot visit the dentist frequently for procedures like complete denture, especially when the disease is at an advanced stage. The matter becomes worse when the patient is poor and unable to bear the cost. This case report presents a solution to above mentioned problem in a simple and lucid manner, where patient has to visit the dentist only thrice, at no extra cost.