Ms. Amber Riley Forensic Odontology & Pathophysiology San Diego, CA
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  • RDH
  • Forensic Dental Autopsy Technician, San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Thursday Courses
TH230 - Beyond the Tag and Bag: Forensic Dentistry Beyond the Morgue Walls
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B406B
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Many areas of forensic dentistry go beyond the morgue walls and into your practice. State and national disaster preparedness and response will be overviewed. Missing and unidentified persons efforts will be examined along with interpersonal and intimate partner violence recognition. The course will discuss patient resourcing, incident reviews of large-scale fatalities and outcomes, civil litigation in private dental practice, risk management and professional liability for dentists and auxiliaries.

Friday Courses
FR328 - Systemic Cyclones: The Biology of Disease and Wellness
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC SIDNEY MARCUS AUD.
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Like spokes on a wheel that never stops, the 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 disease plays in patients with CVD. The conditions of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and their devastating cardiovascular effects that lead to the tragic outcomes of heart attack and stroke will be discussed. 

FR283 - Fifty Shades of Green: Forensic Dentistry in the 21st Century
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A402
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

This course introduces forensic odontology and why law dictates human identification. A review of the evolution and scope of forensic odontology will be presented, and an introduction of the nomenclature commonly used in this field is given. A step-by-step exploration of a comprehensive dental autopsy will be presented, including physical examination, photography, radiography and forensic evidence management of varied postmortem states including skeletonized, fragmented, decomposed and burned. Modern missing person investigation methods and multiple fatality incident management systems will be overviewed. 

Saturday Courses
SA292 - Beyond the Tag and Bag: Forensic Dentistry Beyond the Morgue Walls
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Omni, OMNI INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM C
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Many areas of forensic dentistry go beyond the morgue walls and into your practice. State and national disaster preparedness and response will be overviewed. Missing and unidentified persons efforts will be examined along with interpersonal and intimate partner violence recognition. The course will discuss patient resourcing, incident reviews of large-scale fatalities and outcomes, civil litigation in private dental practice, risk management and professional liability for dentists and auxiliaries.


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