Forensic Odontology: Dental Anatomy
Primary Course Instructors: Joe Adserias-Garriga, DDS, Ph.D., D-ABFO; Sakher J. AlQahtani, BDS, MClinDent, Ph.D.; Ray Miller, M.D.; Mary A. Cimrmancic, DDS; Kenneth Aschheim, DDS, D-ABFO; and Alex Forrest, MDSc (Qld), GCEd (Qld), FFOMP (RCPA), FICD
*Approved for 8 hours of PA Continuing Education Credit*
Dental and maxillofacial anatomy is the basis for several sciences and disciplines.
In the clinical context, a solid background in dental and maxillofacial anatomy is essential to understand oral pathology and perform any kind of dental treatment.
In the forensic context, a good understanding of dental and maxillofacial anatomy is a basic requirement to recognize human variation, pathology and taphonomy in the craniofacial area, as well as to carry out any research and casework on dental identification or dental age estimation, among others.
This course will cover the dental and maxillofacial anatomy and terminology of the permanent and deciduous dentition.
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.