MERIT: The Missouri Emergency Response Identification Team

Join Us: Annual MERIT ​Meeting March 30, 2019

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 is​ NOW CLOSED. You can still register on-site the day of the meeting.

From Canadian Contemporary Forensic Cases to the Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII

Corinne D’Anjou, DMD, DABFO​

 Location: MDA Executive Office
3340 American Avenue, Jefferson City MO
 Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
 Schedule: 8a  Registration  |   8:30a CE Course
CE: 7.5 hours
 Fee: $125 per person
Hotel Block:  Hampton Inn, Jefferson City
For those who need a hotel, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Jefferson City for March 29, 2019. Room rates are $109/night. Please call 573-634-7440 to make your reservation by March 25, 2019 and state that you are with the Missouri Dental Association to receive the special rate. The hotel provides a deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center.

The event also includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Speakers and Courses

Corinne D'Anjou, 2019 MERIT SpeakerCorinne D’Anjou, DMD, DABFO obtained her DMD from Laval University in 2002 and owns a private dental practice in the greater Montreal area. She received a Certificate in Forensic Dentistry from McGill University and a Fellowship in Forensic Odontology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. As a forensic odontologist at the Laboratory of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, she works weekly at identifying unknowns and in collaboration with the Quebec Police Agencies under the Quebec Ministry of Public Security. One of the five Canadian forensic dentist certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO), she is also odontologist for History Flight, a non-governmental organization dedicated to finding, recovering and repatriating America’s war dead to American soil. She was deployed twice to Tarawa, Republic Kiribati, to work on the identification of World War II Servicemen. She works with the Director of the McGill University Forensic Dentistry program where she takes part in the training and education of the students and she is the Canadian representative with the INTERPOL odontology sub-working group for Disaster Victim Identification.

  • From Canadian Contemporary Forensic Cases to the Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII


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

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