- in this lecture, Dr. D’Anjou will share her work at the Québec Province forensic science laboratory as part of a multidisciplinary forensic team. Since its foundation by Dr. Derome in 1914 as the first forensic science institution in North America, it has been a pioneer for several analytical methods in various forensic fields. Learn how Forensic Odontologists play a large role in a vast array of cases while Dr. D’Anjou walks you through some of the exciting cases she has been involved in and highlights some of the unique challenges and how they were overcome with the help of colleagues from multiple disciplines.
Due to the current popularity of forensics on the TV and in movies, the general public has a biased view of the true nature of forensic investigations. By exposing the reality of forensic dentistry from its debut until today, Dr. D’Anjou will help to dispel several myths and plunge you to the heart of several police investigations.
Considering the recent events in Humboldt, Canada where a young hockey player was misidentified following a multi-fatality bus accident, the proper management of mass fatality disasters will be discussed with the emphasis on the Forensic Odontologists role and through case examples.
Forensic Odontologists are often called upon for cases involving physical abuse. As dental professionals, we are mandated by law to report patients whom you suspect have signs or symptoms of physical abuse, which this lecture will also familiarize you with. Finally, Dr. D’Anjou was privileged to be involved with the identification and repatriation of United States servicemen from the 1943 Battle of Tarawa as part of the History Flight Odontology Team. Dr. D'Anjou will lead you through her multiple deployments to the middle of the Pacific Ocean as part of the multidisciplinary team involved in the effort to identify the missing servicemen.
1. Learn the requirements to become a Board Certified Forensic Odontologist.
2. Learn the varied roles of Forensic Odontologists.
3. Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to complex forensic cases.
4. See how modern technology can be utilized in forensic cases.
5. Understand the role and challenges of Forensic Odontologists in a mass fatality incident.
6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of physical abuse.
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