Introduction to Forensic Odontology
An ACDE Series Webinar

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, race,

Learning Objectives:

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

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

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Allen Samuelson

Dr. 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

Allen Samuelson - Adams School of Dentistry : Adams School of Dentistry

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $69

Hosting University

  • University of Florida Continuing Dental Education
  • CE contact name & email: Angela Debono,
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Allen Samuelson

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to