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02.09.2018 - Dental Forensics: A Primer for Volunteers
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Posted on 2/9/2018 by Washington AGD

Tuition: $199 per Dentists and Staff, Subject Code: 145, Credit Hours: 7 (Participation)

To Register: Click Here

Speakers: Drs. Kyle Tanaka, Timothy Hess & Gary Heyamoto

This continuing education participation course will provide an overview of forensic dentistry, identification methods and the role odontology plays in these identifications of the deceased, identifying criminals and their victims.

Course Logistics:

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00am
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Washington Academy of General Conference Center

Course Description:

Dentists have played very important roles identifying victims of major catastrophes, such as natural disasters, airplane crashes, and terrorist activities. Dental professionals were integral in identifying victims of such tragedies as the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing, the 911 World Trade Center attacks, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and locally, the 2014 Oso, Washington landslide.

Dental professionals have an unique skill set that makes them indispensable to the medical examiner or coroner’s office. With some basic training and credentials, the dental professional will be qualified to volunteer to assist in future emergencies.

This course will focus on the use of the WinID program. WinID is a dental computer software that can assist forensic odontologists’ human identification efforts. WinID makes use of dental and anthropometric characteristics to rank possible matches. Participants are encouraged to download and install a copy of WinID from the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) Click Here on a Windows based computer prior to the course.


To serve as an advocate for general dentists, to promote improved delivery of patient care by fostering continuing education and to increase public awareness of quality dentistry and those who provide it throughout the State of Washington.


Valerie Bartoli, CDA

Washington AGD Executive Director
Region 11 Executive Director AGD
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