Forensic Analysis of Human Dentition
Dental analysis and its interpretation play a key role in the process of forensic identification. However, human identification should be scientific based and performed by properly trained forensic professionals. This course aims to be a reference for Forensic Odontology education. This course will cover dental anatomy and physiology, dental age estimation in sub-adult and adult individuals, the process of dental identification, the use of dental identification software, the role of odontologists in a mass disaster scenario, dental and maxillofacial trauma, the analysis of burnt remains, and bite-mark analysis.
The didactic portion of the course will cover dental anatomy and physiology, dental age estimation in sub-adult and adult individuals, the process of dental identification, the use of dental identification softwares, the role of the odontologists in a mass disaster scenario, dental and maxillofacial trauma and the analysis of burnt remains, and bite mark examination.
The course is divided into 5 sections; each section includes 5 or 6 lectures. We will dedicate 3 days per section, through this time the participants can watch the video lectures at their convenience, and we will have a live session of Q&A at the end of each module, where we will address any questions and discuss the topics of the module.
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.
Geared towards odontologists, anthropologists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals, as well as forensic pathologists, medicolegal death investigators, and other forensic professionals.
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.