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NCIC dental coding workshops set for Minneapolis, San Diego

Registration is open for FBI-sponsored National Crime Information Center Dental Coding workshops in Minneapolis June 23-24 and in San Diego July 21-22.

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division organizes these weekend workshops across the country. The training sessions are 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 identifying missing and unidentified persons cases.

The June workshop is set for 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 23-24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place.

The July workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m.-5:30 pm. July 21-22 at the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay-Downtown.

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.

The DoubleTree hotel (1-952-582-5313) in Minneapolis is offering rooms to conference-goers at $99 per night. To obtain that rate, contact the hotel and reference the NCIC Dental Coding Workshop. Also refer to the workshop when registering at the Embassy (contact: Bella Garcia, 1-619-233-9922), but lodging in both cases is at the choice of the registrant.

There are 45 slots available at each workshop, 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.