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Forensic Dentistry

Forensic dentistry is the cornerstone endeavor answering all medico-legal questions involving the dentition and maxillofacial structures.

The Master of Science graduate degree in Forensic Dentistry is a two-year program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The curriculum mirrors the expanding scope of knowledge in forensic dentistry following the American Board of Forensic Odontology’s standards and guidelines.

 

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Forensic dentistry is an integral part of the forensic science in answering medico-legal questions involving the dentition and maxillofacial structures. The Masters in Forensic Dentistry program is a minimum 24-month program at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The curriculum is consistent with the expanding scope of knowledge in forensic dentistry in accordance with the American Board of Forensic Odontology’s standards and guidelines.  It has been designed to provide didactic education, hands-on training, practical experience, and report writing skills in all disciplines within the field required to pursue forensic dental careers nationally as well as internationally. A Master of Dental Science degree is awarded by the College of Graduate Health Sciences upon fulfillment of all program requirements, completion of research, production and acceptance of a thesis, and successful public defense of the independent research effort.

The program provides didactic education, hands-on training, practical experience, and report writing skills in all disciplines within the field to pursue national and international forensic dental careers.  The degree is awarded by the College of Graduate Health Sciences upon fulfillment of the program requirements, completion of research, production and acceptance of a thesis, and successful defense of the independent research effort.

A link to the online application and tuition schedule are available on the University of Tenness Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Forensics website. For more information please contact Martha Gale mgale@utmck.edu or 865.305.5189.

Program Faculty


James M. Lewis, DMD, D-ABFO (Director)
Murray K. Marks, PhD, D-ABFA
Paula C. Brumit, DDS, D-ABFO
Thomas J. David, DDS, D-ABFO
Richard A. Weems, DMD, MS, D-ABFO
Peter W. Loomis, DDS, D-ABFO
Darinka Mileusnic, MD, PhD, D-ABFP
William Oliver, MD, D-ABFP
Martha Gale, Administrative Assistant

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Last Published: May 13, 2020