Forensic Science and Dentistry: DE 9371 SATURDAY

SATURDAY
JANUARY 17, 2015
DE 937 1
Forensic Science and Dentistry:
An Introduction to the World of Forensic Odontology
Dr. Dirk van der Meer
COURSE OUTLINE
This presentation will include an introduction to forensic science and the important role that dentistry
plays in this evolving field. An overview of the various aspects of forensic dentistry will be discussed
including bitemark analysis, age estimation and identification of human remains. Historical and present
day case presentations will explore the methods, materials and science involved in forensic odontology
casework. Special emphasis will be focused on disaster victim identification (DVI), including discussion
of international DVI responses and current training courses. An update on local forensic odontology
activities in British Columbia will also be discussed. This course is open to dentists and all members of
the dental team.
DR. DIRK VAN DER MEER B.SC. D.M.D., received a Bachelor of Science degree and a
D.M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, and completed a Fellowship in
Forensic Odontology from the Center for Education and Research in Forensics (CERF) at
the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). His forensic
training includes the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Emerging Forensic
Technologies course in Bethesda, Maryland and Medicolegal Death Investigation training
at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Forensic
Odontology (ASFO), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the Canadian Society of
Forensic Science (CSFS). Dr. van der Meer is also an Adjunct Technical Officer with the Bureau of Legal
Dentistry (BOLD) Lab at the University of British Columbia and he is the Training Officer for the British
Columbia Forensic Odontology Response Team (BC-FORT). Dr. van der Meer has published forensic
articles in the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the Journal of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science.
Dr. van der Meer works with the British Columbia Coroner’s Service to help in the identification of
human remains. He also works with police agencies in the analysis and comparison of bitemarks and in
the estimation of age. Dr. van der Meer was a member of the Canadian forensic team that was deployed
to Thailand to help in the identification of victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Dr. van der Meer is actively
involved as an instructor in disaster victim identification training courses for Canadian and international
identification specialists.
REGISTRATION APPLICATION
TUITION: until Dec. 1
after
Dec. 2
Dentists:
Dental Hygienists:
Dental Technicians:
Certified Dental Assistants:
$295$325
$175
$195
$175
$195
$155
$175
Continental breakfast, luncheon and all course
handouts included.
TIMES:
Registration begins: 8:30 am
Course commences:
9:00 am
6 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
LOCATION:
IRC Lecture Hall #6
University of British Columbia
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC
Register at
www.dentistry.ubc.ca/cde
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Continuing Dental Education at the University of British
Columbia designates this activity for 6 continuing education
hours.
Continuing Dental Education
at the University of British Columbia is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a
continuing education course by The University of British Columbia does not
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