CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

October 24-29, 2016

22nd Southwest Symposium on Forensic Dentistry

David R. Senn, DDS, Symposium Director

The Center for Education and Research in Forensics (CERF) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School in cooperation with the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

22nd Forensic Symposium Faculty

David R. Senn, DDS, Symposium Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Senn is the Director of the Center for Education and Research in Forensics, and Director of the Bexar County Forensic Dental Identification Team. He is Chief Forensic Odontologist for the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office and a member of DMORT Region VI. Dr. Senn is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology.

Other faculty will be listed soon.

 



Forensic Symposium Workshops

Workshop I • Dental Identification and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)
This two-day workshop combines instruction and hands-on experience in the areas of forensic dental photography, forensic dental radiography, forensic comparisons of antemortem and postmortem evidence, and disaster victim identification (DVI) management. Included are background and use of the dental identification software program WinID3 and the integration of digital dental radiography with this software. The workshop leaders are Adam Freeman, DDS, Westport, CT & Peter W. Loomis, DDS, Albuquerque, NM

Workshop II • Bitemark Analysis and Case Management
The Bitemark Management workshop includes lectures and hands-on experience in evidence collection (photography, DNA swabbing, pattern and 3-D information collection, etc); evidence analysis (overlays, microscopy, etc); and evidence presentation (report writing, courtroom displays, etc). Participants will learn to produce, evaluate, and defend bitemark data. Greg Golden, DDS, San Bernardino County, California and Frank Wright, DMD, Cincinnati, Ohio will lead this workshop.

Workshop III • Abuse of Children, Adults, and the Elderly
This half-day workshop gives the participant crucial information for preparing to deal with the responsibilities of forensic dentists in recognizing, reporting, and intervening in cases of abuse. Background information, statistics, case reports, and technique instructions will aid attendees in developing strategies to return to their communities and make a positive impact. The goal is to reduce the level and severity of abuse and to impede the activities of abusers. John McDowell, DDS, DABFO of the University of Colorado School of Dentistry will lead this workshop.

Workshop IV • Expert Witness Casework: Analysis, Reports, Testimony
Instruction and information related to expert witness testimony will be followed by hands-on experience. Participants will study a forensic case and some will be examined and cross-examined by attorneys in a courtroom before a judge. The workshop leaders are Robert Barsley DDS, JD, New Orleans, LA and Roger D. Metcalf, DDS, JD,
Ft. Worth, TX.

Workshop V • Forensic PATHOLOGY and the Forensic Autopsy
Participants will observe forensic autopsy cases. The supervising pathologist will explain and demonstrate the procedure for determining cause, mechanism, and manner of death. The workshop leaders are Randall E. Frost, MD, Chief Medical Examiner, Bexar County, Texas and Kimberly Molina, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Bexar County, Texas.

Workshop VI • Dental Age Assessment (Age Estimation)
Following background information on different methods of estimating age, this workshop will provide participants hands-on practice using the computer program UT-AGE in estimating age by determining the level of 3rd molar development. The workshop leaders are Jim Lewis, DDS, Madison, AL and Kathleen A. Kasper, DDS, Ft. Worth, TX.

The symposium offers comprehensive classroom and hands on courses in all phases of Forensic Odontology.

Schedule

Monday, October 24, 2016

8:30-9:30
Welcome
Lecture: History and Scope of Forensic Dentistry
Lecture: Dental Identification

9:30-1:00
Workshop I
Dental Identification/Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

1:00-2:00
Science for Lunch
Medical Examiner System

2:00-7:00
Workshop I
Dental Identification/Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

8:30-9:30
Lecture: Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Odontology

9:30-1:00
Workshop I
Dental Identification/Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

1:00-2:00
Science for Lunch
Forensic Autopsy

2:00-5:30
Workshop I
Dental Identification/Mass Disaster Management

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

8:30-10:00
Workshop V
Forensic Autopsy • Group 1
Workshop VI
Age Estimation • Group 2

10:00-1:00
Workshop III
Abuse of Children, Adults, and the Elderly

1:00-2:00
Science for Lunch
Forensic Anthropology Overview

2:00-5:30
Workshop II
Bitemark Management (Introduction)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:30-1:00
Workshop II
Bitemark Management (Continued)

1:00-2:00
Science for Lunch
DNA Update - Foster

2:00-5:30
Workshop II
Bitemark Management (Continued)

Friday, October 28, 2016

8:30-10:00
Workshop V
Forensic Autopsy • Group 2
Workshop VI
Age Estimation • Group 1

10:00-12:00
Workshop II
Bitemark Management (Continued)

12:00-1:00
Science for Lunch
Dental Auxiliaries in Forensic Odontology

1:00-5:00
Workshop IV
Expert Witness Testimony

Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:00-1:00
Workshop IV
Expert Witness Testimony (Continued) at the Bexar County Courthouse

Registration: TBD

 


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FORENSIC SYMPOSIUM REFUND POLICY
If you must cancel your registration, please notify the Office of Continuing Dental Education as soon as you determine you are unable to attend so that a refund may be considered. Due to commitments to these type of programs, any cancellation made prior to the start of the program will be subject to an administrative fee assessment of $198.50 plus any applicable nonrefundable deposits. Any cancellation made one month or less prior to the course does not qualify for a refund. However, participants may choose to place their tuition minus an administrative, applicable non-refundable deposits, and any direct cost fee assessment’s into a holding account for future use. “No Shows” will not qualify for refunds. Written notification is required within five business days by mail, fax, or e-mail to initiate the refund process. Please allow four to six weeks for all refunds. Deposits and football tickets are nonrefundable. Specific refund policies apply to all continuum, study clubs, and on-going series programs. Contact our office for the specific refund policy regarding any course.

 

Contact UTHSCSA, Continuing Dental Education, 210-567-3177 for course brochure and registration.

Contact David Senn for specific course information senn@uthscsa.edu Follow the links to Fall courses at https://smile.uthscsa.edu

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