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C. Michael Bowers, DDS, JD is a guest instructor of Knowledge
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The objective of Exploring
the Field of Forensic Odontology is to give dentists, allied
health personnel, and interested students and professionals a comprehensive
introduction to forensic investigation within the realm of dentistry.
Articles and case examples are used to give a sense of what a dentist's
duties are in death investigation, human identification, and both criminal
and civil litigation. The course ends with a final investigative challenge
that ties together many of the lessons and techniques taught in the
course. The program will contain eight lectures (two per week) and are
intend to expose the participant to most aspects of forensic odontology.
This is considered an introductory course and is not considered a course
to fully qualify a student in the practice of forensic odontology.
For a full syllabus, please
The course consists of weekly
online lesson plans in the form of web pages. Discussion topics for
the web-based forum will be posted in each lesson.
The instructor is always
available by email.
For a full course outline,
please link to the syllabus.
- The following are required
for successful completion of this course:
- A basic understanding
of the Internet and how to access its resources.
- Competency with and access
to Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer or another forms capable
browser, with the ability to view both text and images.
- A valid email address
and familiarity with sending and receiving email.
- There may be periodic self-correcting
exercises to test your learning throughout the course. Discussions will
be held in the discussion forum area. Students will be required to post
to the discussion forum for each lesson.
- A Certificate
of Completion may be earned by gaining a passing score.
Students are evaluated based on their weekly assignments, final assignment,
and participation in the discussions. Weekly assignments, reading, and
discussions require a familiarity with computers and a significant time
Michael Bowers, DDS, JD
Dr. Bowers was the co-editor,
with Dr. Gary L. Bell, of the Manual
of Forensic Odontology (3rd Ed., 1997), published by the American
Society of Forensic Odontology.
To learn more about Mike,
please click on his name above to be taken to the Instructors page.
We recommend that students
registering for this course purchase the Manual
of Forensic Odontology, by C. Michael Bowers and Gary Bell (editors).
Although we do not use it directly as a text, the material complements
that which we present in class. It is a good general reference that
anyone with an interest in forensic odontology should have on their
This book can be easily purchased
from our online Forensic Science Bookstore. Just click on the book link
above. For more books on this topic, visit the Pathology
& Death Investigation bookshelf.
course for me?
Please be sure to read the
syllabus, to see what topics
will be covered.
This course is specifically
designed as an introductory course, and as such, has no prerequisites.
However, people who can directly
benefit from this course are:
- Individuals considering
a career in Forensic Odontology
- Dental professionals and
allied health personnel
- Law Enforcement Professionals
- Private Investigators
- Crime and Mystery writers
Please note the
Saturday start date for this course.
|Maximum course size:
||5 + hours / week
Please note: Due
to the nature of our online courses, course materials and the discussion
forum are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed according to
the student's individual schedule. Thus, the time commitment can only
be an estimate on our part and will vary from student to student.
Total registration fee per
student is $75.00. This does not include the price of the textbook.
A 6% sale tax applies to all Connecticut residents.
To register, please
click on the registration link at the top of this page.
The deadline for registrations
& payments is:
note: Payment by check or money order
must arrive at our office no later than the Registration &
Payment deadline in order to ensure enrollment and to avoid
a $10 late charge. Credit card payment must be authorized by the Registration
& Payment deadline in order to ensure enrollment and to avoid
a $10 late charge. We won't be able to issue you password information
until we have confirmed your registration with payment. Refund
policy - We regret that we cannot refund enrollment fees if you
choose to withdraw from a course once you have confirmed your registration
with payment. Please see the Student FAQ
for more details or write the Director of Forensic Services
with any questions.
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