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Fellowship in Forensic Odontology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The next Fellowship class will begin in April, 2014

Applications must be received by March 1, 2014

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Purpose: This Fellowship includes intensive and focused background, instruction, and experience designed to prepare dentists for involvement in Forensic Dentistry. The underlying principle is to provide education and practical experience and to afford opportunities to accomplish requirements toward AAFS membership/fellowship and ABFO certification.

Description: The Fellowship offers a full range of instruction and experience in Forensic Odontology. Included topics are radiographic and photographic imaging principles and interpretation, dental identification of human remains, multiple fatality incident management for victim identification, bitemark analysis and interpretation, recognition and management of victims of abuse (child, adult, and elder, physical, sexual, and neglect), forensic autopsy, forensic anthropology, expert witness testimony, research methodology, and principles relating to the legal system. This Fellowship is designed for dentists who want information and practical experience in forensic dentistry that is more comprehensive than is possible during the biannual Southwest Symposium on Forensic Dentistry.

Administration and Faculty:
David R. Senn, DDS, DABFO
Paula C. Brumit, DDS, DABFO
Bruce A. Schrader, DDS, DABFO
Roger D. Metcalf, DDS, JD, DABFO

Partial List of Additional Faculty and Resources
Randall E. Frost, MD, Bexar County Chief Medical Examiner
Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD, DABFO, Forensic Odontologist, Attorney-at-Law, New Orleans, LA
Thomas J. David, DDS, DABFO, Forensic Odontologist, Atlanta, GA
James M. Lewis, DMD, DABFO, Forensic Odontologist, Madison, AL
James P. Fancher, DDS, PhD, Forensic Odontologist, Martindale, TX
The Bexar County Forensic Science Center and the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory

Time: 330 hours (completed over a 22 month period) Fellows will meet for 8-9 three or four-day weekends in the 22-month period with casework and other projects assigned between visits. The fellowship is an intermittent, non-resident, program designed to allow participants to continue their current career track.

Additional Requirement: Fellows must complete an approved research study or research project that will be presented orally to the Forensic Odontology Committee at UTHSCSA and be submitted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences or at a comparable national or international meeting.

Tuition: $14,500 plus travel, living expenses, supplies, and incidentals.

Credentials: "Certificate of Completion of Fellowship in Forensic Odontology" issued by C.E.R.F. and the University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio specifying the number of hours of instruction; Hour-for-hour CE credit. No academic credit is offered for this Fellowship. Upon successful completion of this fellowship a dentist will meet the education requirement for membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and will meet the education requirement for application for certification by the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO).