New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

March 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Member $0.00
Non-Member $30.00
Staff/Auxiliary $0.00
Resident/New Dentist $0.00
Student $0.00

General Information

Provider New York State AGD Learning Center
Speaker Dr. Randolph Mitchell
Type/Category Live Zoom Webinar
Credits 2 MCE Credit Hours

This Course is appropriate for dentists who are interested in Forensics. The one issue is that the "content is graphic" due to the nature of the topic.

The New York Academy of General Dentistry 

Stated Meeting

"Forensic Odontology - Where the Jaws Meets the Law, the Role of Dentistry in the Legal System"

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

 Live Webinar 

  Course 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Course Code 145

   2 MCE Credit Hours

Presentation by: Dr. Randolph Mitchell

Dr. Randolph Mitchell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, practiced general dentistry in Philadelphia for two years, moving to Lyons, New York where he practiced general dentistry for 36 years.  Dr. Mitchell is on the Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Adjunct Associate at SUNY Potsdam in the Chemistry and Anthropology Departments.  Dr. Mitchell became interested in Forensics and took training in Forensic Dentistry and Anthropology from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.  He has been the Forensic Odontologist for the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner since 2009.  He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society of Forensic Odontology.  Dr. Mitchell is a Life Member of the ADA and DSSNY. 

Course Goals and Objectives

The objective of this course is to help the attendees to understand the role dentistry plays in the legal system. The course will focus on dental identification, discussing the axioms, principles, and techniques used in making a positive dental identification of human remains. Case studies will be used to illustrate the techniques in use on several different types of remains. The role of dental professionals in assisting the Forensic Odontologist will be outlined in detail. 

At the end of this Course the Attendee should understand:

  • The Basic Process of Dental Identification of Human Remains.

  • Remains Conditions that indicate the need for Dental Identification.

  • What dental information to send to the Medical Examiner/Forensic Odontologist when patient dental records are subpoenaed in an identification case.

  • The importance of great patient record keeping.

Members can login using their six-digit AGD number and the password nysagd

The New York State constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry is an approved program provider.  The sponsor’s formal CDE programs are acceptable by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership and membership maintenance credit.  This course is also acceptable for MCE Licensing Maintenance.  The current term of approval extends from 01/01/21 to 12/31/22.  AGD Code #219318.


Cancellation Policy - If your cancellation is at least 48 hours in advance of the class, you will receive a full refund. If your cancellation is less than 48 hours in advance, we will not be able to issue a refund.