Dental Identification Workshop (Attendee)




Date: Sunday February 20, 2022 (Sunday before the AAFS meeting), Location: Seattle, WA
Time: Lectures: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Workshop: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Fee: Full participants (Lectures and Workshop): $750
Attendees (Lectures only): $350


Workshop Objectives:
1. To provide hands-on experience of forensic dental examination techniques.
2. To present the importance of; history and basics through advanced techniques of forensic dental human identification.
3. To provide up to five of the required identification credits for 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 the WinID dental ID software, examine a series of “historic paper” cases and will be evaluated by members of both the ABFO Missing and Unidentified Persons and Certification and Examination Committees. Those whose dental identifications, reports and successful completion of historic ID cases meet certain standards, will be given credit for up to five (5) of the ID requirements for ABFO board eligibility. The Workshop will accept twenty-four (24) “full participants” for Workshop/Lectures as well as an unlimited number of “attendees” that will participate in the morning lecture sessions. Full participants will be sent antemortem records ahead of time to facilitate advance preparation. Please note that a basic knowledge of the Windows® software including creating files, word/.pdf documents, cutting and pasting images, downloading files and .exe files will be essential to satisfactorily complete this course.


For more information please contact Dr. Anthony R. Cardoza at