Special Report - Guideline for oral healthcare of adults with Huntington’s disease

Graham Manley, Helen Lane, Annette Carlsson, Bitte Ahlborg, Asa Martensson, Monica B Nilsson, Sheila A Simpson, Daniela Rae

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These guidelines present an overall strategy for oral healthcare based on the principles of achieving a disease-free, pain-free and safe mouth. The standards of care referred to in the document seek to provide guidelines for the care and treatment that is no less a standard provided for an individual that does not have this condition. Such care and treatment will take into account the health and safety of each individual within the context of their condition. Particular emphasis is placed on dental professionals working within a multidisciplinary team, focusing on prevention of oral disease and providing treatment appropriate to the various
stages of the progression of this condition. It is intended that by providing and subsequently promoting these guidelines, it will focus the dental professions work on this condition and the
implementation of good care for people with Huntington’s disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalNeurodegenerative Disease Management
Issue number1
Early online date15 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to acknowledge the contributing members of the European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) Standards of Care Dental Care Group to the writing of the Guideline document.

Financial & competing interests disclosure
The EHDN had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The authors have no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. This includes employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownershipor options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties.


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