Fifty Shades of Green: Forensic Dentistry in the 21st Century Part 1

Fifty Shades of Green: Forensic Dentistry in the 21st Century Part 1

  • Thu, Nov 11, 2021 | 7:30 AM - Thu, Nov 11, 2021 | 9:00 AM


Subject: Forensic Dentistry
Primary Audience(s): Dentist
Additional Audience(s): Hygienist, EFDA/Dental Assistant, Front Office, Lab Tech

CE Credits: 1.5

Participants of this course will gain an introductory knowledge of the science of forensic odontology and how the law dictates a forensic human identification. A brief review of the history, evolution and scope of forensic odontology will be presented as well as an introduction of the nomenclature commonly used in this field and death investigation systems will be explained. A step-by-step exploration of a comprehensive dental autopsy will be presented, including physical examination, photography, radiography and forensic evidence management needs of varying postmortem states including skeletonized, fragmented, decomposed and burned. Modern missing person investigation methods and multiple fatality incident management systems will be overviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve appreciation for the forensic value of accurate dental records.
  • Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system.
  • Understand the role of a forensic dental team in scientific human identification and in multiple fatality incidents.

Ms. Riley is a Forensic Dental Consultant for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner and author of peer-reviewed, scientific & clinical literature and international speaker. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, Member of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Society of Forensic Odontology, and an Associate Member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She is an RDH Advisory Board Member of the Oral Cancer Foundation.

PACE Approval 2019