The PDA New Dentist Committee is pleased to offer a complimentary new dentist reception + CE event in State College, PA on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. This event is custom-designed for new dentists and is available to dentists who graduated from dental school and/or completed residency within the last ten (10) years.
Appetizers and drinks will be provided. During the event, attendees will be seated for "Forensic Dentistry" presented by Dr. Brian Christian. Additional details are below:
What is forensic dentistry, and what does it involve? Utilizing actual forensic cases from Pennsylvania, this course will define forensic dentistry and its various aspects. Drawing from decades of experience, the speaker will share what types of records a dentist should expect to supply to a coroner or other legal authority, as well as discuss the required training to perform forensic dentistry. All forensic dentistry cases discussed during the course will be from Pennsylvania, including some local cases. Not every case will be cut and dry.
Upon completion of the lecture, the participant should be able to:
- Define forensic dentistry and its various aspects
- Review steps to performing forensic dentistry, including types of courses to take and memberships to join
- Demonstrate what to expect when doing an actual forensic case
PDA is an ADA CERP recognized provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
PDA designates this activity for one (1) continuing education credit
Registration will open on July 8. With questions, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 223-0016, ext. 121.
Dr. Brian Christian maintains a general dentistry practice in State College, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with his D.M.D. degree in 1985 and completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration hospital in Martinsburg WV. Dr. Christian was a member of the PDA’s Forensic Odontology Committee from its inception and helped develop the Pennsylvania Dental Association Dental Identification Team (PADIT) as well as the manual they used when called to mass disasters. He is the forensic odontology consultant to the Centre County Coroner’s Office. In addition to maintaining membership in PDA and ADA, Dr. Christian is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences/Odontology Section and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. Dr. Christian has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.