Dental Age Assessment Workshop (Observer)


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                                                               American Board of Forensic Odontology

Age Assessment Workshop



Date: Saturday 02/11/2023 (all day)
Time: To be announced
Place: Orlando, Florida in association with the AAFS Meeting
Fees: Participants – $750 (Limited to 20 Participants)
Observers – $350 (Limited to 15)


The Workshop application deadline is September 1, 2022.


The American Board of Forensic Odontology will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the
2023 AAFS Meeting in Orlando, Florida. A portion of the Workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Saturday February 11, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. The Workshop will offer two forms of participation – “Participants” and “Observers”.


Participants and Observers must have a DMD, DDS, or equivalent degree. If you are inexperienced in Adobe Photoshop imaging software, or if this is the first time you have taken this workshop with no dental age
assessment training, it is advantageous and recommended that you sign up as an observer. Registration is on a
first-come, first-served basis. The ABFO reserves the right to limit the number of Participants and Observers to the Workshop.


Workshop Objectives:
All registered individuals will receive didactic instruction regarding the scientific rational and techniques of dental age estimation of infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Although the workshops primary focus is dental age assessment, a portion of the lecture presentations will also address anthropologic aging including fetal age estimation, epiphyseal fusion, long bone length, bone ossification and hand/wrist evaluation. In addition, all in attendance will receive instruction in the components and preparation of dental age estimation report writing. Those enrolled will also have the opportunity to perform hands-on age estimation utilizing the numerous techniques presented.


At the end of the Workshop, “Participants” will be given three dental age estimation cases and will be asked to
perform age estimation through clinical and radiographic examination; then submit a written report for each case. The reports will be evaluated by members of the ABFO Age Assessment Committee, and the results will be
provided to the ABFO Certification and Examination Committee. Those “Participants” who meet the age
assessment and report writing standards will receive credit for up to three age estimation cases toward ABFO
board case credit.


Observers” will receive eleven (11) hours of dental participation continuing education credit.
Participants” will receive twenty (20) hours of dental participation credit.


Prerequisites for registration in the workshop are:
1. PC laptop computer with USB port.
2. Practical knowledge and usage of imaging software (Adobe Photoshop) on their laptop computer.
3. For “Participants” some prior knowledge, training or experience in dental age assessment is


Online registration will be posted on the ABFO website store, If you need additional
information about the workshop, please contact Kathleen A Kasper DDS via email at or call
(214) 673-3745.