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Forensic Odontology
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Wed 19 Jun 2024 - Thu 20 Jun 2024

8:30AM - 5:00PM

NSW Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court, 1A Main Ave, Lidcombe, NSW 2141

Non-Member Dentist: $1235.00
ADA Member (non NSW): $950.00
ADA NSW Member: $950.00
Dental Team: $950.00
Hygienist/OHT: $950.00
NSW Recent Grads: $760.00

Starting Times:

Wed 19 June, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Thu 20 June, 7:30AM - 5:00PM


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Piecing Together the Puzzle

This two-day course will introduce participants to forensic odontology’s scope and practice with particular emphasis on disaster victim identification.

The utilisation of dental techniques for human identification is simple in concept but complex in process. The NSW Forensic Education Committee team will guide participants through the inter-related processes and procedures utilised in a disaster event. Presentations on the Asian Tsunami and other mass fatality incidents will be used to illustrate the process.

A practical component with a mock disaster exercise is held in the main mortuary. Exercises in tooth identification, antemortem and post-mortem radiographic matching and age estimation from radiographic evidence are also components of the course.

Participants will have a greater understanding of the value of their clinical records’ quality in the identification process. Become a forensic “sleeper”, a skill set that will fascinate you, but we hope you will never need.

The NSW Government has invested $91.5 million to create a world-class Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex. It is the largest facility of its kind in Australia and represents a significant leap forward for coronial investigations in NSW.

The extensive high-tech facilities will enable more comprehensive coronial investigations of sudden and unexplained deaths, including complex cases and disasters involving mass casualties.

The facility has been carefully designed to offer even greater respect and dignity for grieving families seeking answers.

It also provides a more modern and spacious environment for our staff who carry out these vital services.



Topics include

  • The history of forensic dentistry
  • Identification methods
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Mass casualty incidents
  • Mortuary procedures
  • Medical Autopsy
  • Dental radiology
  • Forensic pathology
  • Dental records and nomenclature
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Age estimation
  • Child abuse


Other Information

Listen to a podcast by Professor Chris Griffiths and Dr Alain Middleton in the lead up to this forensic odontology course, Piecing Together the Puzzle.
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