Dental Forensics Team Update

Jerome Teclaw, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry in the Dental Clinical Services Department. He received his B.A. in Zoology from UW-Milwaukee in 1977 and his D.D.S. from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Teclaw has served as Chief of Dental Services as well as Infection Control Chair for the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Scott Air Force Base.  He also served on the Joint Dental Emergency Response Team, Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. Dr. Teclaw is serving as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee for Dental Informatics and Technology at the Headquarters of the United States Air Force, Surgeon General’s Office in Falls Church, Virginia. He is currently the  President at Teclaw and Team, D.D.S., S.C..

Course Description:

The entire dental team is critical in identification of remains. Understand the process of the dental section in arriving at the output Dental Identification Summary Report in remains identification. A scenario involving a commercial aircraft crash with comingled remains will be portrayed and four or more BTB (Believed to Be) remain records will be gleaned.


Course Objectives:

This course will present the most up-to-date information available. Upon completion of this presentation participants should be able to:

• Champion their knowledge of criteria required to complete dental forensic identification on comingled remains with record integration.
• Translate the critical patient dental record components requested from your dental office by the medical examiner for an antemortem dental examination.
• Classify where the dental team fits in the total forensic process of remains identification.
• Describe the operation of the dental hygienist/dental assistant breaking rigamortis.
• Recognize the surgical protocol by the forensic dentist for imaging access on certain remains.
• Distinguish the dentist’s protocol in the antemortem, postmortem examination and synthesis of points of concordance.
• Restate dental hygienist/dental assistant keys in postmortem radiographic imaging.

Date: 10/8/2013
Registration Ends: 10/4/2013 11:59 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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