Dr. Paras Patel Lecture Series

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Paras B. Patel, DDS

Paras B. Patel DDS, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial pathologist, who obtained his dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2011. Dr. Patel went on to practice general dentistry for a couple of years in the Lubbock area working on a mobile dental unit with a federally qualified health center. In 2014, he began his residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at TAMU (Baylor) College of Dentistry. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Patel took a position at the college of dentistry, and is currently a full-time faculty member in the department of diagnostic sciences. He maintains a clinical practice actively seeing patients who suffer from various oral diseases in the stomatology center at the college of dentistry and is an active surgical pathologist in a busy biopsy service. Dr. Patel’s previous work experience and curiosity have shaped his approach to diagnosis and management of disease.


Common Lesions of the Oral Cavity, from Diagnosis to Treatment

November 12, 2021 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Course Description:

This course will provide a brief overview of those lesions that are common to the oral cavity with a discussion on etiologic factors as well as clinical presentation and any relevant demographic information that can aid in clinical diagnosis. Additionally, there will be a discussion on current treatment options to better allow the oral healthcare provider to adequately manage affected individuals.  

Course Objectives:
  • The attendee should be able to recognize common lesions of the oral cavity and develop an accurate clinical differential diagnosis for specific overlapping presentations
  • The attendee should feel comfortable discussing the pathologic entities with their patients and be able to educate them on the etiology
  • The attendee should be able to provide treatment options that are clinically relevant to patients presenting with the discussed common entities

Credit hours: 1.0 CEU 

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Cost: 
Edification is complimentary to all attendees and continuing dental education is free to TxOHC members. All other attendees will be charged $10.00 to receive continuing dental education for this course.

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Presenter Contact Information:
Dr. Paras Patel– ppatel10@tamu.edu

AGD Subject Code: 730

Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases and Conditions

October 8, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Course Description:

Often quoted as “the gateway to the body” the oral cavity can serve as a window allowing for the early detection of underlying systemic diseases and conditions. Not only are oral healthcare providers in a position to aid in early diagnosis, they can also play a critical role as members of a true multidisciplinary team in respect to disease monitoring and management. Now more than ever, general awareness of the manifestations of systemic diseases should be considered as an innate responsibility regardless of specialty or practice. This course will focus on those manifestations of systemic diseases and conditions that are common to the oral cavity and in some cases may be the herald for the underlying disease process. While many of the diseases and conditions that will be discussed require a team approach to management, we will briefly cover treatment options that are relevant to the oral healthcare provider. 

Course Objectives:
  • The attendee should comprehend the clinical importance of a thorough review of systems, particularly when combining their findings with subjective and objective clinical parameters in the evaluation of systemic diseases and conditions
  • The attendee should be able to recognize specific oral manifestations of certain systemic diseases
  • The attendee should understand certain aspects of disease monitoring and management with regards to certain systemic diseases and conditions

Credit hours: 1.0 CEU

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Cost: 
Edification is complimentary to all attendees and continuing dental education is free to TxOHC members. All other attendees will be charged $10.00 to receive continuing dental education for this course.

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Presenter Contact Information:
Dr. Paras Patel– ppatel10@tamu.edu 

AGD Subject Code: 730

Oral Cancer Update

September 10, 2021 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Course Description:

As oral cancer has received more publicity in the last few decades, particularly with evidence of Human Papillomavirus infection and its relationship to oropharyngeal cancer, the oral healthcare provider should feel comfortable about educating and discussing these pathologic processes with their patients. Our discussion will provide a brief overview of the raw statistics and predicted rates of both oral and oropharyngeal cancer. We will go into detail about what populations are at risk as well as discuss the risk factors that contribute to the development of oral cancer.  Additionally, and most importantly, we will identify the clinical characteristics of oral premalignant and malignant lesions, and discuss available detection methods for those lesions that are clinically suspicious.

Course Objectives:
  • The attendee should understand the basic contributory factors that lead to the development of oral cancer
  • The attendee should be able to identify those individuals at high risk for the development of oral premalignant and malignant lesions
  • The attendee should be able to clinically identify oral premalignant and malignant lesions

Credit hours: 1.5 CEU

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Cost: $10.00
Edification is complimentary to all attendees however, a small fee of $10.00 is required for non-members to receive 1.0 continuing dental education credit. 

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Presenter Contact Information:
Dr. Paras Patel– ppatel10@tamu.edu

AGD Subject Code: 730



Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144


Technical Specifications

 

Please note TxOHC’s cancellation and refund policy. Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing 48 hours before the date of the live webinar, and a $5.00 administration fee plus PayPal fees. All refunds will be mailed after the webinar.

Cancellations received after the 48 hours will not be refunded. All registered attendees will have access to the recording once it becomes available. If you registered, but did not attend the live webinar you may not be eligible to receive CDE.

Notification of cancellation may be emailed to info @TxOHC.org.  

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