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Continuing Dental Education

Introduction to Forensic Odontology – a live webinar

Allen Samuelson, DDS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Forensic odontology is the proper handling, examination, and analysis of dental and oral and maxillofacial remains
for use in legal proceedings or by investigative agencies. Forensic dentists are asked to assist investigative
agencies to identify recovered human remains from natural disasters to terrorist attacks, airplane crashes,
earthquakes, fires and other catastrophic events. In addition they are asked to examine bite marks for perpetrator,
decedent or victim identification. Forensic dentists may also be asked to assist in determining age, sex, and race.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how an autopsy is performed and tissue analyzed
  • Compare postmortem and antemortem data for decedent identification
  • Know the importance of maintaining excellent dental records and in particular, charting
  • Recognize the general organization of forensic services at the state level
  • Document a forensic case and compose a forensic document for use by the legal profession


Dr. Allen SamuelsonDr. Allen Samuelson is Associate Professor in the Division of Craniofacial and Surgical Services at the Adams School of Dentistry. He received his BA from North Carolina State University in 1986 and his DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1992. He then completed a two-year general practice residency at UNC Hospitals in 1994 and a one-year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1995. He was hired full-time at the UNC School of Dentistry in 1995. He is Director of the Special Care / Geriatric clinic and also attends at UNC Hospitals OR and dental service. He teaches in the undergraduate, AEGD and GPR programs. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow in the American Academy of Hospital Dentistry, Fellow in the American College of Dentists and a Diplomate in Special Care Dentistry.

Course Logistics

Friday, February 17, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

8:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington 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.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.