This CE webinar on forensic odontology and the role of the dental professional will provide the learner with an overview of scientific methods to assist in identification of victims related to crime or mass-fatality incidents. To assist with forensic odontology, dental professionals should be aware of trends in telehealthcare technology, and the importance of keeping accurate, current, detailed and legible dental records for the use of identification. Additionally, the subsequent information will explore how dental professionals can become involved in the medico-legal process.
During this CE webinar, the student will
• Recognize and define identification methods utilized in forensic odontology
• Discuss the theory and understand the methods required for individual and mass disaster casualty identification in medico-legal death investigations
• Detail the role of dental professionals and the utilization of advanced communication technology to collect, store, and exchange health information and how this information relates to forensic odontology
• Explore the various means for dental professionals to become involved in forensic odontology
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