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Dental Age Assessment Workshop Saturday, February 11, 2023 Date: Saturday  »

DAA & Civil Lit Workshops

Dental Age Assessment Workshop
Saturday, February 11, 2023

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.


Expert Witness Testimony Workshop
Sunday, February 12, 2023


Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Place: Orlando, FL
Fee: Expert Witnesses/Participants – $750 (limited to 10 participants); Observers – $350 (limited to 30 observers)
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2022 for Participants; November 1, 2022 for Observers


The Civil Litigation Committee of the American Board of Forensic Odontology will present a Workshop on Expert Witness Testimony at (Hotel to be announced in Orlando, FL). It will be held all day Sunday, February 12, 2023. Participants and Observers must have a DMD, DDS, or equivalent degree. If you are inexperienced, or if this is the first time you have taken this workshop, 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.


The Workshop will accept both “Expert Witness” participants as well as observers. All attendees will have access to the case and all educational materials prior to the session and either participate or observe the Saturday mock trial session. The case presented at the Workshop will be a “Standard of Care” case. The educational materials will include presentations by experienced expert witnesses and advice on all aspects of expert witness preparation and forensic report writing. These presentations will cover pertinent topics such as guidelines for Expert Witnesses and relevant Standards of Care in Dentistry.


The participants will be required to submit a written forensic report on their findings in this assigned case as either a plaintiff or defense witness, which will be assigned at the time of the receipt of the case. The Saturday session will feature “testimony” by the “Expert Witness” participants in a mock trial format that includes a judge, jury, and trial lawyers. Lunch will be provided.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees for 25 accumulated hours of forensic education for reviewing the educational material and attendance at this Workshop. These hours are not PACE Program approved.


If you wish to attend the Workshop as either a participant or observer, please sign up using the ABFO store option on the Board website, If you would like additional information about the workshop, please contact Dr. Eric Wilson email:

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