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Course Information


Course name: Forensic Dentistry

Course type: Distance learning course*

Where: McGill University, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, Continuing Dental Education

Course Schedule:


  • September 4 – October 22, 2022      Module 1

  • October 23 – December 10, 2022     Module 2

  • January 29 – April 8, 2023                  Module 3 

Course Modules: All modules receive Continuing Education Credit from the Quebec Order of Dentists (ODQ) and can be applied as credit to The American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ Odontology Section, and the The American Board of Forensic Ondotology in partial fulfilment to exam eligibility.

McGill Continuing Dental Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Course Awards: A registrant who completes the time requirements, theoretic, analytic, practical assignment and the examination components of a module receives:

  • a Continuing Education attestation on completion of a module, or

  • a Continuing Education certificate in Forensic Dentistry following completion of all three modules.


Course director: Dr Robert B. J. Dorion, Assistant Professor, McGill University

Course objectives: The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge in forensic dentistry.

In addition, registrants who successfully complete the three modules should attain the necessary knowledge, education, training, and experience to partially fulfill the requirements for board eligibility for the American Board of Forensic Odontology

Course applicants: Course applicants must possess a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree from a recognized academic institution. All course registrants must possess a license to practice dentistry and have at least 5 years of clinical experience. Course applicants must have a working knowledge of Photoshop / Creative Cloud(c) (Adobe Systems Inc)


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Course Registrants: Course registrants must partake in chats/online discussions with fellow registrants and/or individual instruction/discussion with the Course Director. Chats, online discussions will be held periodically at pre-determined times during modules 1, 2 and 3.

Course Equipment: Course registrants must possess a notebook/portable PC/Ipad or comparable computer, a variety of software programs including Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Creative Cloud(c) (Adobe Systems, Inc.), a digital camera with downloading capabilities and high-speed Internet access.

Course Restrictions: McGill University, the Faculty of Dentistry, and the Course Director reserve the right to limit the number of modules offered in any given year, to cancel a module, and to restrict the number of registrants in any given module.

General Considerations: All course material, lectures, correspondence are in the English language,

All listed fees/dues are in Canadian funds.

*McGill University, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, is proud to have been the first academic institution to offer a forensic odontology/dentistry online course since 2004. The advantages of a distance learning course include arranging your professional and personal schedule without disruption, without loss of income as a result of having to refuse patients, pay wages to personnel, as well as the costs of travel, ground transportation, accommodation, other additional expenses, delays, time lost, and other external factors over which one has no control such as the current pandemic travel restrictions.

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