Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner's Office



Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Saturday, October 17, 2015


Mary A. Bush, DDS

Peter J. Bush, BS

Allan Warnick, DDS, DABFO

Gary Berman, DDS, DABFO

William T. Lichon, DDS

Chuck Berner DDS, MAGD, DABFO

Terry Thomas,

Todd Fenton Forensic Anthropologist
Brad Hepler PHd Forensic Toxicology
Carl Schmidt MD, Chief Medical Wxaminer WCMEO
Kelly Root, Forensic Photographer
Sarah Krebs, MSP and Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office Faculty

Course Overview

This newly structured, five-day interactive seminar is held at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is one of the largest medical examiners offices in the country. Participants who take all five days will meet the 10 point requirement by covering all topics needed for membership in the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Some of the topics to be covered are: identification, mass disaster, bitemark recognition, anthropology, toxicology, death investigation, facial reconstruction/DNA in cold cases, forensic photography, child abuse and the legal system, age determination and advances in the science of forensic odontology.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Compare antemortem and postmortem dental records in the identification of human remains
  • Will be familiar with the WinId Computer System, Dexis Digital Xray and Nomad hand held x-ray unit

  • Have a better understanding of the other Forensic Science Disciplines

  • Be familiar with the dental response to a Mass Casuality Situation

  • Understand the recognition, preservation and documentation of Bitemark Evidence

  • Be familiar with cause and manner of death

  • Identify principles used in age, gender and race determination of skeletal remains

  • Gain awareness of Crimes Against Children

  • Be familiar with Research in Forensic Odontology


The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, Detroit, MI
[Click here for directions]


Days 1 & 2 Only
Dentists/Physicians/Physician's Assistants - $875
Allied Dental Professionals and Forensic Nurses - $700
UDM Alumni: Dentists - $787.50; Allied Dental Professionals - $630

Days 1-5

All professionals - $1,850
UDM Alumni: $1,665

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

16/40 CEUs (Lecture and Hands-On)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00 p.m. the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

Click here to visit our updated general information and policy page.

Limited attendance, register early!



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