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Course details

This course demonstrates the ways Forensic Odontology may assist in the resolution of criminal cases involving dental evidence. It provides an opportunity for technologists to learn the principles of handling dental evidence and the physical comparison and analysis of dental exhibits. A combination of lecture and laboratory format is used to demonstrate the various aspects of forensic dental science and to allow experience in using various materials to collect the physical, biological and photographic evidence used by the forensic odontologist.


  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize key forensic dental evidence and provide an explanation of the potential role such evidence may play in any subsequent investigation.
  • Explain and justify the relative significance of forensic dental evidence found at a crime scene
  • Recover and preserve the various types of odontology physical and biological evidence to maintain its integrity and analytical value.
  • Properly use the required materials and resources according to manufacturers specifications.
  • Meet and surpass the expectations of the justice system with respect to evidence continuity and chain of custody requirements for dental exhibits and exemplars.
  • Write a comprehensive case report from detailed notes and diagrams documented in a typical odontology case scenario.

Effective as of Fall 2007

Related Programs

Forensic Odontology (FSCT 8120) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time


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