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Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases and Conditions

The oral cavity allows for the detection of underlying diseases, learn the oral manifestations of systemic diseases and conditions.


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.


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. 


  • 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

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Credit hours: 1.0 CEU

Teaching Method: Self-Instruction

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

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AGD Subject Code: 730

Date of Original Presentation: October 8, 2021

Date Released: November 17, 2021

Date of Expiration: September 1, 2024

AGD Subject Code: 770

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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

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