Courses & Meetings

Here are additional listings of Forensic Odontology Programs/courses. The list is not all inclusive and other courses may be found on the internet.

ABFO Workshops
abfo.org

AAFS Scientific Sessions
aafs.org

State Dental Assn and ADA
ada.org

Forensic Dentistry Fellowship
Master of Science in Forensic Dentistry
Lincoln Memorial University, College of Dental Medicine
Knoxville, TN
https://www.lmunet.edu/college-of-dental-medicine/forensic-education/forensic-fellowship
Dr. Jim Lewis – jmlewisdmd@knology.net

Forensic Dentistry Program/McGill Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, Quebec e Canada
Mcgill.ca/dentistry/continuing-education/forensic
Dr. Robert Dorion rdorion@abfo.org

Center for Education and Research in Forensics – CERF
Utforensics.org
Dr. David Senn – senn@uthscsa.edu

Master After Master Program of Forensic Odontology/Leuven, Belgium
Med.kuleuven.be/eng/forodont
Dr. Guy Willens guy.Willens@med.kuleuven.be
Dr. Patrick Thevissen patrick.Thevissen@med.kuleuven.be

Master Forensic Odontology, University of Dundee
forensicdentistry@dundee.ac.uk Dr.Scheila Manica

University of Western Australia Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
www.dentistry.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/graddip-forensicodontology
maria.maseyk@uwa.edu.au (+61 8) 6457 7634

University of Adelaide Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
www.health.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/gdfor-gdforodon

  • Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner´s Office

    Date: October 25, 2022 - October 29, 2022
    Location: Wayne Co. Medical Examiner Office
    Short Description:

    Tue-Sat 25-29 Oct, 2022

    Wayne Co. Medical Examiner Office

    dental.udmercy.edu/forensic

    (313)494-6626

    WCMEO.UDM Dental Forensic Odontology Course 2022

     

    Course Overview

    This five-day interactive seminar held at one of the largest medical examiners offices in the country will allow participants of all levels of knowledge and experience to interact with many forensic science disciplines. Participants who complete the five-day program will have enough hours in each area of Forensic Odontology to apply for full membership in the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

    Days 1 & 2 (Overview)

    The first day includes an introduction to forensic odontology, including identification, mass disaster, bitemark recognition, forensic anthropology, and unidentified remains investigations. The second day will concentrate on investigating the cause and manner of death, toxicology, and the role of a medical-legal investigator. The highlight and culmination of the overview portion of the course include viewing forensic autopsies (pathology/odontology) and becoming familiar with the dental and anthropology laboratories.

     

    Days 3, 4 and 5 (Advanced Training)*

    The third through fifth days of this course is designed for those that have completed days one and two. The third day of the advanced training will include a discussion on recent advances in the science of forensic odontology, an overview of forensic photography (including hands-on opportunities), mass disaster victim and family management, and age determination from dentition. On Day 4, child endangerment and the Missing Children Clearinghouse will be discussed, and hands-on bitemark and age determination exercises will be held along with WinID training. Day 5 is a full day of an immersive mock mass disaster exercise.


    *Participants of the advanced training are encouraged to bring a digital camera (DSLR preferred).


    Course Objectives

    At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Compare antemortem and postmortem dental records in the identification of human remains
    • Will be familiar with the WinId computer system, Dexis digital x-ray and Nomad handheld x-ray unit
    • Have a better understanding of the other forensic science disciplines
    • Be familiar with the dental response to a mass casualty situation
    • Understand the recognition, preservation and documentation of bitemark evidence
    • Be familiar with cause and manner of death
    • Identify principles used in age, gender and race determination of skeletal remains
    • Gain awareness of crimes against children
    • Be familiar with research in forensic odontology
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