Courses & Meetings

The courses and meetings listed below are currently available for anyone wishing to increase their didactic knowledge and hands-on skills in forensic odontology or to fulfill requirements necessary to gain membership in various forensic dental organizations in the U.S.. Persons interested in membership with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) should familiarize themselves with the minimum requirements as stated below.

An applicant to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Odontology section must complete forty (40) hours of Forensic Odontology education.  This coursework shall be completed in the seven (7) years preceding the application and must include:

  1. A minimum of four (4) hours of Bitemark, four (4) hours of Dental Identification, and four (4) hours of either Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) or Age Estimation;
  2. The balance of courses may be on any topic relevant to Forensic Odontology;
  3. Applicant may gain a maximum of either eight (8) hours of credit by attending the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Forensic Odontology or eight (8) hours of the AAFS Scientific Sessions of the Odontology Section;
  4. Certificates from these courses submitted must contain the learning objectives and outcomes and how those were met as well as the number of hours per topic.

Courses include:

  1. ASFO Annual Meeting. (Pending Approval)
  2. AAFS Odontology Annual Scientific Sessions.
  3. Master After Master Program of Forensic Odontology/Leuven, Belgium – Dr. Guy Williams, guy.williams@med.kuleuven.be & Dr. Patrick Thevissen, patrick.thevissen@med.luleuven.be
  4. Annual International Association of Coroners and Medical 4 Examiners/Las Vegas, NV – John Fudenberg, fud@clarkcountynv.gov
  5. Investigation for Identification/LSU (2015) – Dr. Robert Barsley, rbarsley@lsuhsc.edu
  6. ABFO Age Estimation Workshop – Dr. Kathy Kasper, exfiles11@aol.com
  7. ABFO Bitemark Workshop – Dr. Greg Golden, medich@aol.com or Dr. Roger Metcalf, metcalfdds@gmail.com
  8. ABFO Expert Witness Testimony Workshop – Dr. Roger Metcalf, metcalfdds@gmail.com
  9. ABFO Dental Identification Workshop- Dr. Anthony Cardoza, acardoza@abfo.org
  10. Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner’s Office/University of Detroit Mercy, MI – Dr. Alan Warnick, kimberly.mercier@udmercy.edu
  11. Fellowship in Forensic Odontology/UTHSC @ San Antonio, TX – Dr. David Senn, senn@uthscsa.edu
  12. Forensic Dentistry Program/McGill, Canada – Dr. Robert Dorion, rdorion@abfo.org
  13. Southwest Symposium on Forensic Dentistry/UTHSC @ San Antonio, TX – Dr. David Senn, senn@uthscsa.edu
  14. One-Year Forensic Odontology Fellowship, University of Tennessee in Knoxville Medical Center, Knoxville. TN – Dr. Richard Weems, rweems@uab.edu (Pending Approval)
  • ASFO 48th Annual Meeting & Luncheon – Seattle Motif Hotel – Seattle, WA

    Date: February 20, 2018 - February 20, 2018
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Short Description:

    Online registration for the 48th Annual Meeting is NOW OPEN!!!! NEW for 2018, Early Bird Registration Discount. Early Bird Discount will be available until October 31st. Save $25 off the normal registration fee.

    Refund Policy: All requests for refunds must be submitted via e-mail (director@asfo.org). Phone requests are not accepted. Cancelled registration fees will be refunded according to this time schedule: Prior to Dec. 31st at 75%; Jan. 1 - Feb. 2 at 60%; No refunds after February 4th. Registration deadline is Feb. 10th.

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  • Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner’s Office

    Date: October 10, 2017 - October 14, 2017
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    Short Description:

    This newly structured, five-day interactive seminar is held at one of the largest medical examiners offices in the country.  Participants will meet the credit hour requirement covering all topics needed to attain associate membership as a Forensic Odontologist in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  Some of the topics are: identification, mass disaster, bitemark recognition, anthropology, toxicology, death investigation, facial reconstruction/DNA, forensic photography, child abuse and the legal system, age determination and advances in the science of forensic odontology.

    35 CEUs (Lecture and Hands-On)

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