Friday, September 28, 2018
8:45am-11:45am (3 CE hrs)
Speaker: Anthony “Rick” Cardoza, DDS, D-ABFO
This course is recommended for everyone.
Video of Dr. Cardoza
Because of the current popularity of forensic faire in television, the general public is getting a skewed view of the true nature of forensic investigation. This issue is commonly known as the “CSI effect.” In this seminar, Dr. Cardoza will dispel this myth as it relates to forensic odontology. Topics will include forensic dental identification of decedents of varying postmortem states including: skeletal, fragmented, decomposed, burned remains and pattern injuries as they relate to bite mark investigation not only in human bites but animal bites as well.
- Learn the varied roles of forensic dentists.
- Understand the forensic value of dental records.
- Recognize how to cooperate with the legal system.
Anthony “Rick” Cardoza, DDS, D-ABFO, began his affiliation with the San Diego County Medical Examiner in 1992 under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Sperber. Dr. Cardoza is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO), a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO) and the California Society of Forensic Dentistry (CSFD). Dr. Cardoza serves as the forensic dental consultant for the Office of the Medical Examiner, County of San Diego, Office of the Coroner, County of Imperial, Office of the Coroner, County of Riverside, California Department of Justice in Sacramento, the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He is also a member of the California Dental Identification Team (CalDIT) and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). Dr. Cardoza maintains a busy forensic caseload due to the San Diego and Imperial Counties proximity to the Mexican border. He has performed numerous postmortem dental examinations, comparisons and identifications and most recently was involved with the identifications of victims of the Southern California wildfire disasters. Dr. Cardoza is a 1985 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and maintains a general dental practice in Santee (San Diego County) California.
In this presentation, Dr. Cardoza does not refer to products of a commercial company with which he has a significant relationship.