This course will provide an overview to the field of forensic odontology. From victim identification to human bitemarks, this course will review the casework of a forensic dentist. As dentistry intersects with the legal system we will present the dentist’s role in the investigation of mass disasters and criminal activity.
• Understand the role of dentists in forensic activities
• Outline the victim identification process
• Contrast victim identification with bitemark matching
• Examine the controversy of bitemark analysis
• Assess the future of forensic odontology
Guest Speakers: Dr. Mary Bush, DDS, FAAFS, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Bush is the Past President of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Bush is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Sciences, has published numerous articles, contributed to a number of textbooks, and lectures widely on the topic of forensic odontology; including an invited presentation at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill which focused on the need for scientific rigor in the courtroom.
Dr. Raymond G. Miller, DDS, FAAFS, Clinical Associate Professor at the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Miller is the Forensic Dental Consultant the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office in Buffalo, NY. He has served as the Odontology Section’s Chair in the Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is also a forensic dentist with DMORT and has responded to mass fatality incidents such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and Flight 3407.
Cost: FREE FOR ADAA MEMBERS | $25 FOR NON-MEMBERS
Refund and Cancellation Policy: The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event the course is canceled, the ADAA will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this program, the ADAA will refund the tuition minus a $10 administrative cancellation fee. We must receive your cancellation request in writing, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 7 business days prior to the program. No refunds if less than 7 business days.
American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
6/1/2022 to 5/31/2025. Provider ID# 217389
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and the Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF). The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.
The ADAA cautions participants taking this course on the hazards of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into their practices.
The Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation has provided funding for this live activity.