The Missouri Emergency Response Identification Team (MERIT) is a statewide
forensic dental team. It was born out of the "Great Flood of 1993," during which a
Missouri cemetery was washed away and required that scores of bodies be
identified for re-interment. A cadre of forensic dentists was called in to
perform forensic identification, mostly from outside the state. To provide a Missouri resource for such disasters in the future, a state
dental forensic team was formed. Each year MERIT team members meet for a
continuing education and an annual meeting. You are not required to be a member
of the MERIT team to attend the CE course. The program is open to dentists,
auxiliaries, students or anyone interested in learning about the MERIT program.
SAVE THE DATE - MERIT Meeting, January 31, 2015
If you have questions about this meeting or any other
events hosted by the MDA please contact
Mandy Lewis or call 573-634-3436.
The Missouri Dental Association 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. The Missouri Dental Association designates
this activity for 7 continuing education credits.