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20th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £20
Forensic Dentistry: it’s not all CSI
The aim of the presentation is to introduce participants to the current scope of forensic dentistry and potential future developments
- To understand how their practice can hamper or assist the work of a forensic dentist
- To be able to describe the main topics of work undertaken within forensic dentistry
- To be aware of potential future techniques in forensic dentistry
This course is designed to meet the GDC’s development outcomes B and C and will qualify for 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
About Andrew Forgie
My interest in forensics started as an undergraduate when I undertook my six week elective with the Royal Air Force working on the Lockerbie Air Crash data, developing a computer based system to help with identification using dental records during mass disasters and helping with post mortems of air crash victims. After a spell in practice with only minimal forensic involvement I returned to Dundee University in 1994 and started to undertake more work. In 2011 I started working in the Centre for Forensic and Legal Medicine at Dundee University increasing my case work and establishing a Masters in Forensic Odontology and supervising PhD students in the topic.
On a more general basis I qualified BDS in 1989 from Dundee and after a spell in practice including as a principal I returned to undertake a PhD looking at eyesight and magnification in dentistry. I then completed specialist training in restorative dentistry in 2005. As a consultant I have worked at Dundee Dental School and NHS Education for Scotland and in 2017 moved full time to Glasgow University as a Senior Clinical University Tutor with a focus on prosthodontics.