Ms. Amber Riley Pathophysiology & Forensic Dentistry San Diego, CA
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  • Member, The Oral Cancer Foundation RDH Advisory Panel
  • Fellow, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Private practice

Thursday Courses
Red, White and Blue, What Does It Mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Oral lesions are a common finding in dental practice. During this course attendees will receive not only a refresher program on the topic of oral pathology, but will also be brought up to date with the most current, relevant discussions of widespread oral pathologies including their origins, treatments and outcomes. The audience will learn valuable insights and techniques that can be immediately introduced into their clinical practice to improve early detection and improve patient care. 

Friday Courses
Systemic Cyclones: The Biology of Disease and Wellness
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

The circular cycle of infection, immune response, inflammation and recovery will never cease as long as we live. This program examines the deadly synergistic exacerbation between cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in North America, and the contributing role oral diseases play. The conditions of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and others with their devastating cardiovascular effects that lead to heart attack and stroke will be discussed. 

Fifty Shades of Green: Forensic Dentistry in the 21st Century
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Participants of this course will gain an introductory knowledge of the science of forensic odontology and how the law dictates a forensic human identification. A brief review of the history, evolution and scope of forensic odontology will be presented. A step-by-step exploration of a comprehensive dental autopsy will be presented, including physical examination, photography, radiography and forensic evidence management of varying postmortem states including skeletonized, fragmented, decomposed and burned. Modern missing person investigation methods and multiple fatality incident management systems will be overviewed.

Saturday Courses
Patients, Pills and Pathologies: Why Medical History Clues Are Critical to Dental Treatment
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The myriad of common; and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis in our dental chairs demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal maintenance.  Medically complex patients require clinicians with a competent insights, that are will deduce findings from patient medical histories and are willing to collaborate with patients’ medical providers to provide optimal dental care.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses