MERIT: The Missouri Emergency Response Identification Team

Join Us: Annual MERIT ​Meeting March 28, 2020

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 small-town 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 local 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.

Online registration ​will open soon.
 Location: MDA Executive Office
3340 American Avenue, Jefferson City MO
 Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
 Schedule: 8a  Registration  |   8:30a CE Course
CE: 7.5 hours
 Fee: $125 per person

The event also includes a continental breakfast and lunch.


If you have questions about this meeting please contact Mandy Lewis or call 573-634-3436.

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