Systemic Diseases, Oral Manifestations of These Diseases and Strategies for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Their Mangement
Many systemic diseases exhibit manifestations that appear in the oral cavity. In addition, treatment of systemic diseases can impact dental treatment. Therefore, it is important for dentists to be knowledgeable about medical conditions and their treatment and how dental treatment is affected.
In situations where patients need both medical and dental treatment which affect each other, the most patient-centered care is provided by a healthcare team which includes their physicians and dentists. The Dallas area and the State of Texas have very diverse populations.
This course will describe: the demographic composition of Dallas and Texas; the prevalence of systemic diseases among those who populate these areas; treatment of these systemic diseases; oral complications resulting from the diseases and/or their treatment; treatment of resulting dental diseases; and an interdisciplinary approach to medical and dental treatment.
Department of Periodontics
A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
Dr. Celeste M. Abraham is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Stomatology Center. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Howard University College of Dentistry and her Master of Science in Oral Pathology and Diagnosis from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry.
Dr. Abraham is an instructor in several predoctoral periodontic courses and clinics. She is the course director and instructor in both the graduate periodontal histopathology course and the dental hygiene pharmacology course at the Baylor College of Dentistry.
Dr. Abraham has served and continues to serve as a clinical research coordinator in various clinical studies conducted by the Department of Periodontics at Baylor since 1994. She is also an adjunct professor at the Dental Hygiene Center, Collin County Community College District, and Central Park Campus in McKinney, Texas where she is the course director and instructor for pharmacology, general and oral pathology and selected oral medicine classes.
Dr. Khetan is a board certified Internal Medicine physician practicing at BUMC and serves as the Inpatient Medicine service line leader for BHCS.. He was the Medprovider Inpatient Care Unit medical director until 2011 when he transitioned to the role of the BHCS Director of Health Care Improvement for one year and now practices both outpatient and inpatient medicine.
His credentials come from undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, medical school at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. His postgraduate training is in Internal Medicine at UT-Houston and anesthesiology for a year at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He is well known for his leadership in quality improvement processes with extra training at Intermountain healthcare system in Salt Lake City, Breakthrough Collaborative Series in Cambridge with the IHI, and Lean methodology at the University of Michigan.
His service to lobbying efforts for physicians extends from his role in Dallas County Medical Society as communications chair, delegate for the Texas Medical Association, and to President-elect of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
He is single and has an identical twin with whom he practices medicine along with his sister in law. In his spare time, he likes to spend it with family and friends, and he is found mostly next door at his twin’s house with his nieces and nephew or out of town visiting his best friend or cousins.
As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.
The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.
In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.
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