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202230mar(mar 30)8:00 am31(mar 31)5:00 pmForensic Odontology8:00 am - 5:00 pm (31)(GMT+11:00) View in my timeNSW Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:ForensicFormat:In-Person

Forensic Odontology

Event Details

Piecing Together the Puzzle

The NSW Government has invested $91.5 million to create a world-class Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex. It is the largest facility of its kind in Australia and represents a significant leap forward for coronial investigations in NSW.

The extensive high-tech facilities will enable more comprehensive coronial investigations of sudden and unexplained deaths, including complex cases and disasters involving mass casualties.
 
The facility has been carefully designed to offer even greater respect and dignity for grieving families seeking answers.
 
It also provides a more modern and spacious environment for our staff who carry out these vital services.
This two-day course will introduce participants to the scope and practice of forensic odontology with particular emphasis on disaster victim identification. 

The utilisation of dental techniques for human identification is simple in concept but complex in process. Participants will be guided through the inter-related processes and procedures utilised in a disaster event. Presentations on the Asian Tsunami and other mass fatality incidents are used to illustrate the process. 
A practical component with a mock disaster exercise is held in the main mortuary. Exercises in tooth identification, antemortem and postmortem radiographic matching and age estimation from radiographic evidence are also components of the course. 

Participants will have a greater understanding of the value of the quality of their clinical records in the identification process. Become a forensic “sleeper”, a skill set that will fascinate you but we hope you will never need it.

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Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Alex Forrest

    Associate Professor Alex Forrest

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist - MDSc, GCEd, FICD, FFOMP(RCPA)

    Associate Professor Alex Forrest is recognised for his roles in Forensic Odontology and in teaching Anatomy of the Head and Neck. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Forensic Science at Griffith University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. He is Director of Forensic Odontology at Health Support Queensland Forensic and Scientific Services and practices privately in dentoalveolar surgery. Alex also convenes the ADAQ Dental Practice Committee.

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist - MDSc, GCEd, FICD, FFOMP(RCPA)

  • Dr Alain Middleton

    Dr Alain Middleton

    Registered Specialist Forensic Odontologist

    Dr Alain Middleton is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is a member of the Interpol DVI Standing Committee.

    Registered Specialist Forensic Odontologist

  • Dr Denise Donlon

    Dr Denise Donlon

    Forensic anthropologist

    Dr Denise Donlon is a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University, Curator of the Shellshear Museum, and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

    Forensic anthropologist

  • Dr Istvan Szentmariay

    Dr Istvan Szentmariay

    Forensic Pathologist

    Over the decades I have had the opportunity to learn about a large spectrum of diseases in people on whom I have performed autopsies. It has also been valuable to learn about the wide array of lifestyles and behaviours of society through investigations undertaken and histories provided. Although we all know that death is as natural as birth, it is difficult to comprehend the death of a loved one, but this is especially so when the death is unexpected. Although there is probably no such thing as the much clichéd “closure”, a detailed understanding of the events or disease process that led to death, despite high tech medicine, certainly helps people to accept and eventually live with the death of their loved one.

    Forensic Pathologist

  • Dr Pamela Gower

    Dr Pamela Gower

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist - BDS (Syd) DipForOdont FFOMP(RCPA) FICD

    Dr Pamela Gower is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is a long standing Visiting Dental Officer (Westmead Hospital) working in the NSW Dental Identification Unit.

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist - BDS (Syd) DipForOdont FFOMP(RCPA) FICD

  • Dr Russell Lain

    Dr Russell Lain

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist

    Dr Russell Lain is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and works as a Staff Specialist with Sydney Dental Hospital.

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist

  • Dr Selina Leow

    Dr Selina Leow

    Visiting Dental Officer

    Dr Selina Leow is a Visiting Dental Officer (Westmead Hospital) working in the NSW Dental Identification Unit.

    Visiting Dental Officer

  • Professor (Affiliate) Chris Griffiths

    Professor (Affiliate) Chris Griffiths

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist

    Professor (Affiliate) Chris Griffiths is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is Head of the NSW Dental Identification Unit. Current Chair of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

    Specialist Forensic Odontologist

Organizer

ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065

Time

30 (Wednesday) 8:00 am - 31 (Thursday) 5:00 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

15.5

Price

Non-Member Dentist – $1140.00, ADA Member Dentist – $950.00, Member of another ADA State -$950.00 and Recent Grads -$760.00

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