Dispelling the "CSI Effect" Myth - An Overview of Contemporary Forensic Dentistry
Friday, May 8
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Course Code: F 370
Quick Summary: While not a common aspect of today's dental practice, you never know when your office could become a valuable source of forensic evidence that could help solve a criminal investigation.
Fee: Doctors $68 All Others $27
Course Description: Because of the current popularity of forensic faire on television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation. This issue is commonly known as the "CSI effect." In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology. Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites, but animal bites as well.
- Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists.
- Understand the forensic value of dental records.
- Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system.
- Understand how dental records in your practice could be used in a forensic dental investigation.
Course most appropriate for: All attendees
C.E. Hours: 3 clinical hours
Academy of General Dentistry Code: 145