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
Th316 - Red, White and Blue, What Does It Mean to YOU? Practical Oral Pathology for the Dental Team
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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
Fr238 - Systemic Cyclones: The Biology of Disease and Wellness
Time: 8 - 11 AM
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.

Fr266 - Fifty Shades of Green: Forensic Dentistry in the 21st Century
Time: 1 - 4 PM
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 the physical examination, photography, radiography and forensic evidence
management of varying postmortem states. Skeletonized, fragmented, decomposed
and burned remains will be identified. Modern missing person investigation
methods and multiple fatality incident management systems will be overviewed.

Saturday Courses
Sa377 - Patients, Pills and Pathologies: Why Medical History Clues Are Critical to Dental Treatment
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The myriad of common and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions
dentists cross paths with on a day-to-day basis in their dental chairs demand
a sharpened focus during treatment planning, delivery of care and periodontal
maintenance. Medically complex patients require clinicians with competent
insights that 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