The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Continuing Education and Professional Development

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Department of General Dentistry Division of Forensic Odontology and Human Identification


Clandestine Grave Recovery for the Forensic Dentist

November 1-2, 2019
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, Tennessee


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Course Overview

This course will expose the forensic dentist to how the anthropologist analyzes decomposed and skeletal remains in the context of the clandestine grave and how results are reported to the forensic pathologist. An understanding of these unique crime scenes and how the anthropologist and death investigator deliver the dentition to the dentist is crucial. Specific hands-on training will involve archaeological discovery and excavation methods of skeletal and dental remains followed by laboratory interpretation of perimortem ballistic, blunt and sharp-force injury.

Target Audience

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to:

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These 14 hours are accepted by the Tennessee Board of Dentistry for re-licensure credit.  Participants licensed outside of Tennessee should check with their licensing board. The teaching format for this activity is lecture/didactic and hands-on. AGD's Continuing Education Subject Codes for the activity are 012 and 145. 



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