Dental Age Assessment Workshop (Observer)


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                                                               American Board of Forensic Odontology

Age Assessment Workshop



Date: Sunday 02/14/2021 (all day)
Time: To be announced
Place: University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
Fees: Participants – $750 (Limited to 20 Participants); Observers – $350 (Limited to 15)



The Workshop application deadline is October 1, 2020.
The American Board of Forensic Odontology will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the 2021 AAFS Meeting in Houston, Texas. A portion of the Workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Sunday February 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. 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.uing 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 advantageous.
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.



“Cancellations/Refunds – Once an individual has registered for a Workshop (submitted payment), there will automatically be an administrative fee of $100 for any cancellation and/or request for a refund of fees paid. This amount will be subtracted from any fees paid. In addition, if 2 months have passed since the registration deadline (including early registration closeouts), the refund amount will be ½ of the fees paid less the administrative fee of $100. e.g. $400 registration fee – $100 administrative fee = $300/2 = $150. Any cancellations that occur in the year of the Workshop (January 1st or after), will receive no refund.”