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Oxford Section

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Forensic Dentistry, Record Keeping)
Wednesday 27 November 2019
18:00 - 21:15
Jury's Inn Oxford
Godstow Road Wolvercote, OXFORD, OX2 8AL, England
Ronald Foden
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £10.00
  • Essential member: £30.00
  • Expert member: £30.00
  • Extra member: £30.00
  • Senior member: £30.00
  • Non member: £40.00
  • Student member: £30.00

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Identity and the dentist: forensic odontology

* If booking for two or more people, please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking, or call us on 020 7563 4590.​


​Wednesday 27 November 2019


​Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL


18:00 Registration and networking

19:00 Lecture start

21:15 End

Branch / SectionOxford Section

BDA members - £30

Non-members - £40

DCPs - £10

Hygienists, Therapists - £25

Foundation dentist BDA members - £20

Foundation dentist Non-members - £25


* Please note, if you are an FD please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version), or call the Events team on 020 7563 4590, as you cannot book the special rate online.

​​​CPD​2 hours

The event will deliver:

  • An understanding of the history and development of the field of Forensic Odontology in the UK

  • The ability to assess the role of dental evidence in the administration of justice and place it in the context of the wider justice system

  • The ability to assess the principles and practice of dental evidence collection, preservation and interpretation for the assistance of HM Coroners and the Criminal Justice system

  • An understanding of the science and art of Forensic Odontology.

Learning objectives
  • An increased awareness of the often crucial value of good dental record keeping in the process of human identification

  • An increased awareness of how the collection and interpretation of dental evidence can assist investigations in relation to safeguarding. 

Learning content

This lecture will explore the primary methods of Human Identification, digital imaging techniques used in the interpretation of injuries and presentation of evidence and look at the organised response to mass disasters and the role of trained Forensic Odontologists in teams tasked with the identification of victims.

Development outcomes

A, B, C and D


Ron Foden

Ron qualified in dentistry at King's College (Univ.Lond.) in 1972 and worked in clinical dentistry as a General Dental Practitioner until  retirement from his Chichester practice in 2016. His role as a Forensic Odontologist continues and developed from an interest in local archaeology and dental aspects of paleopathology. Pursuing this interest led to his enrolment on a course of post-graduate study in the department of Forensic Pathology at the London Hospital leading to the attainment of a Diploma in Forensic Odontology from The London Hospital Medical College in 1986. The completion of further courses of study in aspects of criminal law and forensic pathology and increasing involvement with casework for the Courts led to his attainment of the Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence (DMJ) in 2009.

During the past 30 years he has assisted H.M. Coroners with hundreds of cases involving the identification of human remains using dental records. He has also been called upon in numerous instances to assist the Police Service in the collection and interpretation of dental evidence and both Prosecution and Defence Counsel with expert evidence in relation to biting injuries in cases of murders, rapes and assaults.

He is also trained and listed as a Forensic Odontology specialist available to UK DVI, the Police led organisation called upon by Government in response to disasters involving deaths of UK citizens. A recent major deployment of UK DVI listed Odontologists was in response to the Grenfell Tower fire, London, in June 2017.    

 He is a long standing committee member of The British Association for Forensic Odontology ( and is one of the Forensic Odontologists in the London and South East region recognised and listed by The National Crime Agency as  experienced in this field.

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