Forensic Odontology: Supporting Forensic Science and Law Enforcement

  • Self-Study: On Demand by CE Zoom Virtual CE Hub
  • Instructor: Amber D. Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS, FIACME
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Price:
    • YTP Members: Included
    • Non-Members: $20

Course Overview & Objectives

The roles that our dental professionals serve for law enforcement and other forensic sciences continue to evolve. Forensic dentistry contributes not only to scientifically sound human identification, be it a single individual or multiple fatality incidents, but also to the recognition, evidence, preservation, and proper documentation of abuse manifestations. We assist with missing persons cases, cold case investigations, and, in matters of civil litigation, citing parameters or standards of dental care provision.

The publicly accessible database called Namus Searchable for Missing, Unidentified, and Unclaimed Persons will be introduced for the cyber seleuth ready to volunteer! The Federal Multiple Fatality Incident Management Systems will be overviewed.

Course Abstract

  • Intended audience: Dental Professionals
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Cost:
    • YTP Members: Included
    • Non-Members: $20
  • Course Contact: support.cezoom.com
  • Educational Type: Self-Study Online
  • Educational Method: Self-Study the course and take the exam. A computer and a strong internet connection are required.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Instructor: Amber D. Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS, FIACME
  • Course Completion Recognition: Certificate digitally distributed into your CE Zoom account
  • Course Categories: Dental Charting, Terminology, Record Keeping, Ethics & Law (AGD 555)
  • Provide Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education

  • Sponsor(s): None

Learning Objectives

  • Reinforce the value and dependability of accurate dental records to matters of law. 
  • Develop a greater understanding of the efforts of county, state, and national systems for the management of missing and unidentified persons.
  • Interpersonal and intimate partner violence recognition and patient resourcing will be examined. 
  • Be able to characterize less obvious indictions of interpersonal and intimate partner abuse and violence in children, adults, and elders. Develop resources, office protocol, and action plans for employees, patients, and your practice community to intervene when abuse is recognized or suspected.

About the Instructor

Amber D. Riley is a forensic Dental Consultant for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner. She is also a Forensic Consultant to the California Office of Emergency Services and the California Dental Identification team. Additionally, Amber Riley serves as a Dental Subject Matter Consultant for state dental laws and regulations. She is also:

  • President-Elect for the American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO)
  • Fellow of the America Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • Fellow of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME)
  • Associate member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH)
  • Board member of the Oral Cancer FoundationRDH Advisory Board

As an internationally recognized speaker, she presents clinical/patient-based and forensic programs. Her lecture topics include continuing education in forensic dentistry, oral-systemic inflammation, and disease, oral pathology, understanding the use and abuse of controlled and uncontrolled substances, and more. Amber's years of experience offer real-life perspectives during this forensic odontology online course.

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Course Contact: support.cezoom.com

Course Categories: Forensic Dentistry

Provider Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Self Study

Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices)

Prerequisites : None
Sponsor(s): None


All CE Zoom related support: support.cezoom.com

Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand



YTP Members: Included Non-Members: $20