Forensic Odontology: Is It CSI Dentistry?

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 


Details

If you are curious how forensic dentists work within the criminal justice system, how your dental practice might someday be involved in a dental identification or human abuse report or how some of California’s high-profile criminal cases have used forensic dentistry, then join us for this informative program. The presenters include diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, fellows of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and consultants to the California Department of Justice, Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit. They will discuss their experiences with dental identifications in mass disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina; bite mark evidence in assaults, abuse and homicide cases; animal cases such as the SF Zoo tiger case in 2007; dental aspects of specific California cases including the Xiana Fairchild kidnapping and homicide and the Castro Valley teen Jane Doe case; and identification efforts with the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the 1991 East Bay firestorm, the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, and the recent North Bay wildfires.

 

 

Who Should Attend

All dentists and allied dental professionals are encouraged to attend this informative course.

 

You Will Learn

  • Dental identification techniques in mass disasters, accidents and homicides
  • How bite mark evidence is used in cases involving assaults, abuse and homicides
  • How the Department of Justice uses dental evidence in cases with missing and unidentified people
  • The importance of dental records for dental identification in forensic cases

 


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.

 


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CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.


Course Fees

Tuition: $275 for Dentists, $185 for Allied Dental Professionals

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Presenters

Duane Spencer, DDS, is a forensic dental consultant to Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano counties, and to the California Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training.  A diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, he has lectured internationally and has published works with an emphasis on child abuse recognition. A 1965 graduate of the USC School of Dentistry, Dr. Spencer retired in 2015 from his private pediatric dental practice in Walnut Creek, CA.


Gregory Mar, DDS, MA, is a forensic dental consultant to the San Francisco Medical Examiner and a captain with the San Francisco Police Department in charge of the Forensic Science Unit. A 1988 graduate of Pacific, Dr. Mar has a private practice in San Mateo and is a part-time assistant professor in the Department of Dental Practice at Dugoni.  A diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology,  he also received a master’s degree in educational psychology from University of the Pacific in 1993.


James Wood, DDS, is a forensic dental consultant to six Northern California counties and was a co-founder of the California Dental Identification Team. He is also a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team and served in the identification efforts at the World Trade Center after 9/11 and in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. A diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, he has lectured extensively in the field of forensic dentistry. Dr. Wood had a private practice in Cloverdale for many years and is now the California State Assemblyman from District 2.


John Berk, DDS, is a forensic dental consultant to Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano counties. A fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team Region IX, Dr. Berk lectures frequently on forensic odontology. He is a 1970 graduate of UCSF School of Dentistry and currently teaches at Dugoni’s Union City Dental Care Clinic.


Roland G. Chew, DDS, is a forensic dental consultant for Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa County.  He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.  Dr. Chew is a 1993 graduate of Pacific, and he maintains a private practice in General Dentistry in Fremont, CA.


 


Location

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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