The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Department of General Dentistry, Division of Forensics


Autopsy Viewing & Forensic Pathology

July 18, 2020
Knox County Regional Forensics Center
Knoxville, Tennessee

Course Overview

This course will expose forensic dentist to roles and responsibilities of the forensic dentist and forensic anthropologist in the medical examiner’s office. Instruction will be provided on the medico-legal death investigation process, autopsy protocol, the oral autopsy, and rules regarding evidence collection. The participants will observe multiple autopsies performed at the East Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Knoxville.

All registration questions should be referred to the UT Conference Center at (865) 974-0280 or

AGENDA (Coming Soon)

Course Director

Darinka Mieusnic-Polchan, MD, PhD, D-ABFP


William Oliver, MD, D-ABFP
Murray Marks, PhD, D-ABFA
Jim Lewis, DMD, D-ABFO
Mark Crumpton, DMD

Target Audience

This course is designed for dentists including general dentists, endodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists, prosthodontists, pediatric dentists, and public health dentists

Course Objectives

At the conclusion the participant will be able to

Registration Fees


Education Credit

These 8 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 010, 012, 017, 138,145, 155, 156, 165, 431, 555, and 731.


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