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FS150 Course Description

Exploring the Field of
Forensic Odontology

Note: C. Michael Bowers, DDS, JD is a guest instructor of Knowledge Solutions LLC.
He can be reached at:

For administrative information regarding this course
please contact us via our request form.

Purposes and Objectives
Lesson Plan
Is this course for me?
Course Schedule
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Purposes and Objectives:

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 refer here:
FS150 Syllabus.

Lesson Plan:

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.


  1. 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.
  1. 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.

  2. 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 commitment.


C. 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 bookshelf.

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.

Is this 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
  • Attorneys
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Private Investigators
  • Crime and Mystery writers

Course Schedule:

Starting Date: TBA
Ending Date: TBA

Please note the Saturday start date for this course.

Maximum course size: 100 students
Time Commitment: 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:


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