In this lecture, Dr. Maness draws on her distinct experiences as a dual certified Orthodontist and Forensic Odontologist to share interesting cases, her experiences as well as to discuss challenges in the field of forensics. The American Board of Forensic Odontology has at present 90 board certified members. She hopes to inspire this passion and work in others.
Explain the medicolegal rational for forensic odontology.
Recognize the scope of forensic odontology and the odontogist's role in the medical examiner's office.
Identify a path forward for those interested in the field.