Forensic Dentistry

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes a look at forensic dentistry history, methods, and means used for identification purposes. 

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course, and you will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident.


This course aims to provide learners with the principal reasons for maintaining and recording accurate, current, detailed, and legible dental records so they can be utilised during the identification process.


Learners will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe the identification methods used in forensic dentistry.
  • Explain what constitutes a mass fatality incident.
  • Discuss forensic dental history and its use in criminal cases.
  • Explain a forensic odontologist's role within a disaster response team. 

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The terms forensic dentistry, dental forensic, and forensic odontology. 
  • The terms ante-mortem and post-mortem.
  • The common aspects of a forensic odontologist’s role. 
  • How and why forensic dentistry should be utilised. 
  • The importance of recording adequate dental records.