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Understanding the Clinician’s Role in Forensic Dentistry

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With adequate training, dental teams can play an integral role in forensic odontology by identifying human remains, as well as possible signs of abuse or neglect.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define forensic dentistry and its applications.
  2. Discuss the use of dental records for purposes of human identification.
  3. Explain how prints found on the lips can aid forensic odontology.

This course was issued in the July 2018 issue and expires 7/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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