Forensic dentistry deals with the examination, handling, and presentation of dental evidence for the legal system.
You will develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic dentistry, and in aspects of forensic medicine, law and research.
You will study:
dental identification and profiling; disaster victim identification; age estimation from dental sources; dental report writing and giving evidence; limitations of bite mark identification
You will have the opportunity to work in a mortuary, assisting with dental identifications. You will also attend real autopsies with pathologists, which will make you aware of the complexity involved in the examination of a person's body after death.
Prospective applicants must hold a recognised dental degree BDS (or equivalent). At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable - this is not a strict requirement but those with experience will be considered ahead of newly-qualified.
Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing