Schedule 2018

Forensic Odontology

About this Seminar

Forensic Odontology encompasses a broad spectrum of practice ranging from civil litigation, malpractice assessment, human body identification, human and animal bite mark recognition and analysis, age stratification and age determination, mass disaster victim identification, facial reconstruction, problems with identification of at-risk missing persons, and research, amongst others. In this presentation Bob will discuss solely the criminal side of forensic odontology using multiple case examples. Some of the profession’s shortcomings and some of its benefits to death investigation in particular will be the focus of this presentation. The role of the Forensic Expert in the judicial system will be delineated. Since the publication of the United States National Academy of Sciences report - ten years ago – noting many shortcomings in the forensic sciences there have been many changes in many forensic disciplines. Graphic content will be shown and no cellular phones or recording devices will be permitted.


Dr. Bob Wood

About Dr. Bob Wood

Doctor of Dental Surgery (Toronto)
Masters of Science (Toronto)
Diploma, Oral Radiology (Toronto),
PhD in Odontology (Stellenbosch),
Fellow Royal College of Dentists (Canada)
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Odontology
Fellow International College of Dentistry
Fellow Academy of Dentistry international
Fellow Pierre Fauchard Academy

Dr. Wood graduated with his DDS from the University of Toronto in 1982. He went on to complete specialty training in Radiology and an MSc degree at Toronto and then a PhD in Odontology at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town South Africa. He also completed his FRCD (C ) in Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Wood became a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology in 2004. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science and American Academy of Forensic Science and has sat on the Research committee, Identification Course, Certification and Examination committee, and Nominating committees of the American Board of Forensic Odontology.

Bob is an Associate Professor and member of Graduate Faculty at the University of Toronto where he supervises graduate students He is Chief Forensic Dentist for the Coroners Office of the Province of Ontario.

He holds specialty and general practice certification in Ontario where he is Chief Emeritus of Dentistry at University Health Network working at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the University of Toronto. He has been active in Forensic Odontology since 1986.

  • Location Virtual
  • Date 2020 November 20
  • Start time 1:30 pm
  • End time 3:00 pm
  • Category 1
  • Credit hours 1.5
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