ABFO Dental Identification Workshop (Observer)


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Product Description

Event: ABFO Dental Identification Workshop

Date: Sunday February 16, 2020, Anaheim, CA

Time: 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Location:         TBA

Fee:     Participants (Lectures and Workshop)    US$750

Observers (Lectures and Observation only)    US$350


“Participants” and “Observers” must have a DMD, DDS, or equivalent degree.


Workshop Objectives:

1) To provide hands-on experience of forensic dental examination techniques.

2) To present and stress the importance of the history of dental identification and provide both basic and advanced techniques for forensic dental human identification.

3) To provide the opportunity to receive up to five of the required identification case credits toward ABFO board exam eligibility.


The presentations will focus on forensic dental examination, comparison and identification techniques. They will cover pertinent topics such as access to the oral structures, dental features useful in comparative dental identification (restorative and anatomic), missing and unidentified person reports and databases, cremated remains examination, dental biological profiling, the role of the forensic dentist in mass fatality incident identification and more.


During the workshop session participants will complete identifications using WinID, examine a series of “historic” cases, and will be evaluated by members of both the ABFO Dental Identification and Certification and Examination Committees. Those participants whose dental identifications, reports and successful completion of historic ID cases meet certain standards, will be given credit for up to five of the dental identification requirements for application for ABFO board eligibility.


This workshop will accept up to twenty-five (25) Participants as well as a number of Observers. Observers can attend and receive CE credits for the morning lecture sessions. Observers may also view (but not participate in) the afternoon workshop sessions. Lunch will be provided during the “working lunch” session for Participants. Lunch will not be provided for Observers.


Participants will be sent certain materials such as antemortem records ahead of time to encourage and facilitate advance preparation.


Please note that a basic knowledge of the Windows® operating system techniques including creating files, creating word/pdf documents, cutting and pasting images, downloading files and installing .exe files will be essential to satisfactorily complete this course.


The Deadline for registration as a Workshop Participant or Observer is September 1, 2019. 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. For more information please contact course director, Anthony R. Cardoza DDS, D-ABFO at acardoza@abfo.org or by phone at 619-444-6196


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