Learning Objectives

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

  • List the six main sections of forensic dentistry.
  • Understand the concepts and methodology involved in the examination, analysis and, when appropriate, the comparison of human bitemarks to suspect dentitions.
  • Understand the concepts, limitations and complexities of bitemark evidence in criminal cases.
  • Detect and report cases of child abuse seen in the dental practice environment.
  • Collect all evidence and information necessary to report suspected cases of child abuse.
  • Understand the prevalence of all forms of human abuse in society with special attention to the abuse of children.
  • Appreciate the role dental age assessment can provide to the legal community in helping to establish the age of majority (age 18).