- Reinforce the value and dependability of accurate dental records for many matters of law.
- Be introduced to 'NamUs', the collaborative effort of County, State and National systems for the missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons.
- Learn about government and private national and multi-national organizations developed to respond to large scale catastrophic events resulting in mass fatalities.
The roles that dental professions serve in matters of law and other forensic sciences continues to evolve. Forensic odontology contributes a scientifically sound method human identification, be it a single individual or a multiple fatality incident. This work serves missing person and cold case investigations, and in matters of civil litigation that examine the parameters or standards of providing dental care within the licensee’s scope of practice and much more. This program will provide a comprehensive view of forensic dental autopsy along with the photographic, radiographic and clinical management techniques necessary when examining several postmortem states including skeletonized, fragmented, decomposed and burned.