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FBI sets fifth dental forensic course for Orlando

Orlando— The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services is sponsoring a fifth workshop for dentists interested in learning how to code dental forensic information for the National Crime Information Center and National Dental Image Repository.

The workshop is free and will be held Sept. 6-7 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. The course in San Antonio, which the ADA announced in July, is full with a lengthy waiting list.

Although the training is free, there are only 40 slots available and dentists will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is Aug. 12. To obtain a copy of the registration form, contact Stacey C. Davis of the FBI's CJIS by phone at 1-304-625-2618 or by e-mail at

The workshop will present an overview of the NCIC missing, unidentified and wanted person files; NCIC supplemental dental record; NCIC dental comparison algorithms; coding of missing and unidentified person records; interpreting NCIC cross match reports; and NDIR overview and submission.

Participants will receive a certificate for 16 hours of training at the end of the course, issued by the FBI. Continuing education credits issued for participation in the course may not apply toward license renewal.

Travel costs associated with attending this workshop will be at the expense of the attendee. A block of rooms has been obtained for attendees at a group rate of $99 per night plus a $10 servicing fee at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center. You must make your reservations by calling the hotel at 1-800-588-4656 and referencing the FBI Dental Meeting by Aug. 25 to receive the group rate.