Dental Anatomy

A Continuing Education Course

Dental and maxillofacial anatomy is the basis for several sciences and disciplines.

In the clinical context, a solid background in dental and maxillofacial anatomy is essential to understand oral pathology and perform any kind of dental treatment.
In the forensic context, a good understanding of dental and maxillofacial anatomy is a basic requirement to recognize human variation, pathology and taphonomy in the craniofacial area, as well as to carry out any research and casework on dental identification or dental age estimation, among others.

This course will cover the dental and maxillofacial anatomy and terminology of the permanent and deciduous dentition.

This course is geared towards odontologists, anthropologists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals, as well as forensic pathologists, archaeologists, medicolegal death investigators, and other forensic professionals.

Your Instructor

Joe Adserias-Garriga
Joe Adserias-Garriga

Joe Adserias-Garriga is a forensic anthropologist and forensic odontologist from Spain, where she directed and lectured in different postgraduate programs in forensic science. She is an external advisor to Mossos d´Esquadra (Catalonian Police), who honored her contribution in forensic casework. Dr. Adserias-Garriga worked as forensic anthropologist at Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University, United States. She has conducted research collaborations with different entities in the United States and Europe. She is an ABFO Diplomate, and a member of the INTERPOL DVI Odontology SubWorking Group and the INTERPOL DVI Pathology-Anthropology SubWorking Group. Dr. Adserias-Garriga is Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Forensic Sciences at Mercyhurst University.

Disclaimer: The following courses were created for educational purposes only. They contain extensive discussions of principles and practices from the discipline of forensic anthropology with images of crime scenes and human remains for illustrative purposes. All of the cases have been anonymized (no specific location, nor specific individuals will be identified) and they have been adjudicated and/or permissions obtained from the proper authorities to use them for educational or research purposes.

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