Forensic Odontology: Dental Identification
Primary Course Instructors: Joe Adserias-Garriga, DDS, Ph.D., D-ABFO; Kenneth Aschheim, DDS, D-ABFO; and Ray Miller, M.D.
The identification of the unknown is one of the main concerns in forensic sciences, and it applies to daily casework as well as to mass disaster scenarios.
The identification by dental means has been stablished as one of the main scientific identifiers, with fingerprints and DNA.
Forensic odontologists must understand the scientific rationale behind stablishing a positive identification or an exclusion. Throughout this course the participants will understand the dental identification process, will became familiar with the dental identification software tools available nowadays, and will be introduced in the disaster victim identification procedures.
This course is geared towards odontologists, anthropologists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals, as well as forensic pathologists, archaeologists, medicolegal death investigators, and other forensic professionals.