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Membership Appreciation Meeting:

Forensic Dentistry

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Roland Chew, DDS and Duane Spencer, DDS, FACD

Date and Time:

Saturday, November 2, 2024

9 am- 12 pm PST

*Registration begins at 8:30 am

*Continental Breakfast will be served

Nominations and raffle prizes!


 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont

 39900 Balentine Drive

 Newark, CA 94560

CE Credit:

3.0 Units Live 

AGD Course Code: 130 Lecture


AGD Member Dentist: $25

Non- AGD Member Dentist: $79

Staff: $49

Students: $5


Course Overview:

Natural disasters, vehicular accidents, drownings, unidentified person found, or human abuses are examples of the possible need for a forensic dentist.  Curious of how a forensic dentist works within the criminal justice system or how your office may be called upon to assist, then join us for this informative program.  The presenters will discuss their experiences with dental identifications that occurred in our own backyard, SF Bay Area and surrounding counties.   Examples of cases will be the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 1991 East Bay Firestorm, 2018 Camp Fire, and the Ghost Ship Warehouse fire.

Learning Objectives:

You will learn:

  • Dental identification techniques in mass disasters, accidents, and homicides

  • How the Department of justice uses dental evidence in cases with missing and unidentified people

  • The importance of dental records for dental identification in forensic cases 

About the Speakers:

Roland G. Chew, DDS, is a forensic dental consultant for Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa County and other northern California counties.  He is a consultant to the Department of Justice Missing and Unidentified Persons.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has lectured in the field of forensic dentistry in local and national meetings.   Dr. Chew is a 1993 graduate of the Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of Pacific, and he maintains a private practice in General Dentistry in Fremont, CA.

Duane E. Spencer, DDS, FACD

USC School of Dentistry 1965

Pediatric Dental Residency  1970-72

U.S. Naval Dental Corps; retired 1991

Pediatric Dental Practices:  Berkeley, Walnut Creek;  retired 2015

Forensic Dental Consultant since 1977; numerous CA counties + CA Dept of Justice + National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Odontology

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NorCalAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $20 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $20 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $20 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 


The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

Provider ID# 219198

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