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Dental coding workshop to be held in Minneapolis

April 10, 2012

By Kelly Soderlund, ADA News staff

Minneapolis—Registration is open for an FBI-sponsored National Crime Information Center Dental Coding Workshop here June 23-24.

The workshop, organized by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place. The training session is designed to provide NCIC dental coding and National Dental Image Repository instruction to forensic odontologists and licensed dentists who wish to provide assistance to law enforcement in indentifying missing and unidentified persons cases.

Participants will receive a certification for 16 hours of training at the end of the course, but they should also check the Continuing Education Unit requirements for their organization or association to determine whether the credit is accepted. The FBI will conduct a criminal history background check on everyone who registers and a felony conviction will disqualify a person from participating. The FBI also asks that those who have attended a workshop before not register to allow others to participate.

The training is free, but attendees must pay for their own travel and lodging costs. The DoubleTree hotel is offering rooms to conference-goers at $99 per night. To obtain that rate, contact the hotel and reference the NCIC Dental Coding Workshop.

There are 45 slots available and registrations will be accepted first-come, first-served. Registrants must be licensed dentists. For a registration form, email Kathleen Oldaker at Kathleen.oldaker@leo.gov.