7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Orofacial Manifestations of Systemic Disease [AGD Code #730]


Instructor:   Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh



   Learning Objectives: In this program, participants will learn about:

  • Systemic conditions with orofacial manifestations such as hereditary, hematologic, infectious, endocrinopathic, immune-mediated, dermatologic, granulomatous, cardiovascular, pulmonary and metastatic conditions.
  • Diagnostic evaluation of patients with oral signs and symptoms of systemic disease.
  • Orofacial findings associated with medical therapy such as osteoradionecrosis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, mucositis, xerostomia, gingival hyperplasia
  • Detrimental effects of substance abuse in the orofacial region
  • Impact of these manifestations on oral care, prevention & appropriate management of dental complications
  • Follow-up regimen and documentation process

Course Description:

  This program provides illustrative examples of orofacial findings

associated with diagnosed or subjectively silent systemic disease, medical therapy and substance abuse.

Oral cavity is readily accessible for inspection and a gateway for assessment of general health. In fact, many systemic conditions affecting organs far from head and neck region could manifest in the orofacial region, sometimes prior to their diagnosis. Abnormalities detected in the orofacial region may also represent complications related to medical therapy or raise concern about substance abuse. Relevant signs, symptoms and diagnostics are reviewed and the potential role of oral health care provider in recognition, referral, follow-up and overall management is emphasized. Utilization of oral bio fluid and tissues in screening for systemic conditions is also discussed.

*This program is for the full dental staff –no prior skills are needed to attend

{Teaching method will be lecture format and Q & A period.}


  • Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time:            9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Credits:        6 CEU’s     [AGD Code #730]

Tuition:        $145.00 (complimentary lunch will be served to all attendees)

Location:     DSI: 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ

Instructor:   Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh

Dr. Mahnaz Fatahzadeh obtained her B.Sc. and DMD degrees  as well as her General Practice Residency certificate  from  the  University  of  British  Columbia  in  Canada  where she  practiced general dentistry for a number of years.  She completed her Oral Medicine fellowship and MSD degree at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where she holds a faculty appointment as a professor of Oral Medicine and as an attending at the University hospital.  Dr. Fatahzadeh is a diplomat of American Board of Oral Medicine and serves as director of pre and post-doctoral oral medicine training at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. ***The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.


Additional information


Sunday, June 5, 2022/ Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ