08/22/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Oral Manifestations of Systemic Conditions

08/22/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Oral Manifestations of Systemic Conditions


Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown, D.M.D.

Careful examination of the oral cavity may reveal findings indicative of an underlying systemic condition, allowing for early diagnosis and treatment. It is important that our evaluation include: mucosal changes, periodontal inflammation, bleeding and the general condition of the teeth.

Oral examination can reveal signs and symptoms of immunologic diseases, endocrinopathies, hematologic conditions, systemic infections, and nutritional disorders. We have the opportunity to work with physicians and specialists regarding the relationship between systemic and oral health and coordinate care as indicated. Many systemic diseases manifest first in the mouth and may be overlooked or considered to be a common oral lesion such as ulcers.

This course will review important oral manifestations associated with systemic disorders such as:

  • Anemia
  • Lichen planus
  • Lupus Erythematosus
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Chron's Disease
  • Behcet's Syndrome
  • Addison's Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • HIV
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Leukemia
  • Bulimia

This course will discuss the possible differential diagnoses of oral lesions associated with systemic conditions and when to refer patients to a specialist.

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Describe systemic conditions present with oral, red, white, and ulcerative lesions.
  2. Understand the significance of conditions affecting the tongue.
  3. Describe systemic conditions that present with periodontal bleeding and inflammation.
  4. Understand the clinical presentation of bulimia vs GERD
  5. Understand how conditions affecting the oral mucosa may also affect the skin and other organ systems.
  6. Understand the oral findings of individuals with blood disorders.

About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:

A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.

Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.

When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report

Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report

ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.

To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES