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Introduction

Forensic Dentistry

COURSE NUMBER: 401

Marsha A. Voelker, CDA, RDH, MS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This continuing education course will provide an overview of forensic dentistry history, various identification methods utilized and how dental professionals can become involved.


In addition, this course provides scientific methods to assi...

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Overview

This continuing education course will provide an overview of forensic dentistry history, various identification methods utilized and how dental professionals can become involved.


In addition, this course provides scientific methods to assist in identification of victims related to crime or accident. To assist with forensic dentistry, dental professionals need to be aware of the importance of keeping accurate, current, detailed and legible dental records for the use of identification.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Sep 7, 2012

  • Last Revision Date:

    Mar 2, 2022

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Mar 1, 2025

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    145

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Discuss forensic dentistry history.
  • Recognize and describe identification methods utilized in forensic dentistry.
  • Explain what constitutes a mass fatality and be aware of federal, regional, and state response teams.
  • Discuss the various training requirements and opportunities in forensic dentistry.
  • Describe various ways for the dental professional to become involved in forensic dentistry.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Marsha A. Voelker

Marsha A. Voelker

CDA, RDH, MS

Marsha Voelker is the Dental Outreach Supervisor at KC CARE Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She continues to serve as adjunct faculty at MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute and faculty for graduate instruction at ODU College of ...

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Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Concerns or complaints about a dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:


https://www.ada.org/en/ccepr/ada-cerp-recognition/complaints

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THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.