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Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner's Office

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


Allan Warnick, DDS, DABFO, Course Director

Gary Berman, DDS, DABFO

Chuck Berner, DDS, MAGD, DABFO

Mary A. Bush, DDS

Peter J. Bush, BS

Todd Fenton, PhD

Reggie Harvel, WCMEO

Bradford Hepler, PhD

Sarah Krebs, MSP

William T. Lichon, DDS

Raymond Miller, DDS

Carl Schmidt, MD, DABFP

Kelly Root, WCMEO

Terry Thomas, FDLE

Course Overview

This newly structured five day interactive seminar held at one of the largest medical examiners offices in the country will allow participants of all levels of knowledge and experience to interact with many forensic science disciplines. Participants who complete the five day program will have enough points to apply for full membership in the Odontology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

Days 1 & 2 (Overview Course)
The first two days include an introduction to forensic odontology (identification, mass disaster, WinID computer program, and bitemark case management), forensic anthropology and toxicology. On Day 2, participants will view forensic autopsies (pathology/odontology) and the dental and anthropology laboratories. The afternoon will concentrate on investigation of death (cause and manner), facial reconstruction and DNA identification.

Days 3, 4 and 5 (Advanced Training Course)
The third through fifth days of this course is designed for those that have completed days one and two. This advanced training course will provide hands-on experience with WinID computer system, Dexis digital radiography system, NOMAD™ x-ray unit, advances in forensic odontology, a hands-on photography session, and actual work-up of unidentified human remains, a mock massdisaster, a bitemark exercise, and an age determination workshop. The advanced training course will also include information on crime against children. Participants of Days 3, 4 & 5 are to bring study models of their own teeth and a digital camera (DSLR preferred).

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 x-ray 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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