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Seminars: Forensic Odontology Practicum

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Tuition Rates: $1000
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Completed registration forms must be received 10 business days prior to the starting date of the workshop.

Program Notes:

The PRACTICUM will be conducted at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department located at 1851 N.W. 10th Avenue (Number One On  Bob Hope Road) in Miami, Florida.  All sessions begin at 8 a.m.. and conclude by 6 p.m. each day.  Registration fee is $ 1000.00 which includes continental breakfast, lunch every day, and dinner Thursday evening (guest tickets are available @ $ 35 each).  A course manual will also be included.

Bring your own computer and camera.  Computer disks of WINID and NCIC will be provided.

Who should attend:

This PRACTICUM is an advance course in forensic odontology which is open to all dental and medical professionals as well as members of the legal profession.  Because this is a hands on course with close participation between faculty and registrants the registration is limited.


This PRACTICUM consists of 24 hours of continuing education credits. A Certificate of Training will be presented to each participant upon completion of the course.

Lodging and Transportation

Lodging during the PRACTICUM is the responsibility of the registrant.  Meals are provided during the seminar and transportation will be provided to the Medical Examiner facility daily from the Airport Marriott Hotel complex at no charge.  The Airport Marriott Hotel is convenient to the airport and provides free transportation from the airport.  Special rates for this seminar will be available upon receipt of your registration form.

  • Mock Trial in the Courtroom
  • Use WIN ID, enter NCIC
  • Review mass disasters: Valujet and World Trade Center.
  • Be at the autopsy table
  • Suit up for jaw resection.
  • Second opinion presentation.
  • Process bite marks from DNA to excision

The number of participants will be limited so that there will be many opportunities for interaction between participants and faculty.  Bring your own difficult cases for forensic consultation.  You may bring your own camera for hands-on training in photographic techniques.  You will be supplied with computer discs containing the latest WIN ID program for use on your own computer.  Participants will be instructed and guided by a cadre of well known consultants and experts in the field of forensic odontology, odontoglyphics, digital imaging, photography, jurisprudence, mass disaster and computers.


  • Joseph Davis, M.D., Chief Emeritus,
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Bruce A. Hyma, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Emma O. Lew, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Richard Souviron, D.D.S., DABFO, Chief Forensic Odontologist,
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • William E. Silver, D.D.S., DABFO, Consultant, Forensic Odontology, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Greg Golden, D.D.S., DABFO, Chief Odontologist,
    San Bernadino County, Sheriff's/Coroner Division
  • Robert Grumet, D.D.S., Forensic Odontology Assistant,
    Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department
  • Scott Hahn, D.M.D., Special Agent
    FBI, Coordinator, Evidence Response Team, Miami
  • Steve Lanster, D.M.D., Forensic Odontology Assistant
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Raul Molina, Jr., D.D.S., Forensic Odontology Assistant,
    Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
  • Barbara Needell, D.M.D., Chief Forensic Odontologist
    Palm Beach Medical Examiner Department
  • David Senn, D.D.S., D.A.B.FO., Clinical Asst. Professor,
    University of Texas, Health Science Center-San Antonio Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, Forensic Dentistry

Mock Trial

  • Lucian E. Ferster, J.D.,
    Public Defender Office, Miami-Dade County
  • Robert A. Rosenblatt, Esq.
    The Rosenblatt Law Firm
  • Abraham Laeser, J.D., Prosecutor
    State Attorney Office Miami-Dade County
  • Judge Steven Leifman, J.D., Associate Administrative Judge
    11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Katherine Fernandez Rundle, J.D.,
    Miami-Dade County State Attorney

For further information contact via email: Dr. Souviron or Dr. Silver.

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