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Hosted by the Acadiana District Dental Association and
the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA)

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Registration/Packet Pick Up
8:00 a.m. to Noon: Course

Credit: 4 clinical C.E. hours, lecture

 If you would like to register for this event, please call the LDA office:
225-926-1986 or visit the registration table at the event to register on-site. 

2019 pricing

Category Early Fee Late Fee 
LDA/ADA Member  $109 $139
Non-Member $149 $179
 Hygienist $69  $99
 Staff/Other $39 


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Course Info and Speaker

Dr. Bob Barsley, J.D. - "Update on Dental Forensics-2019"

New REB Head 2018Course Description: This 4 hour presentation will cover forensic dental topics including the identification of individuals through the use of dental biometrics.  The importance of excellence in clinical record keeping and examination will be emphasized.  The role played by the entire dental team when called on for mass fatality incidents (natural disasters, accidents, terrorism, etc.) will also be covered.  The ever increasing role of dental biometrics in estimating the age of individuals at death and of leaving individuals will be discussed.  In addition a section on the role that the dental team plays in detecting, documenting, and reporting human abuse will be incorporated.  The controversy surrounding the use of bitemark evidence will be presented.


Course ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course, an attendee:
  • Should be able to appreciate the role that proper dental record keeping plays in forensic dentistry.
  • Will understand the role the forensic dentist undertakes with law enforcement personnel.
  • Will be able to perform the steps involved in an uncomplicated dental identification by teeth case.
  • Will be able to recognize signs of abuse commonly seen by dental practices (child and adult cases).
  • Will know how to document and report child abuse cases seen in the practice setting.
  • Will appreciate the instances in which dental age assessments are made in living and deceased individuals.
  • Will understand the role of the forensic dentist in disaster victim identification scenarios.
  • Will have beginning understanding of the controversy and complexity of bitemark and pattern injuries.
Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD is a 1977 graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry and a 1987 graduate of the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He was admitted to the bar in Louisiana in 1987. He joined the faculty of the LSU School of Dentistry in 1980, advancing to the rank of Professor. He currently serves the School of Dentistry as Director of Oral Health Resources and Community Affairs. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has also served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Congressional Health Policy Fellow in the office of Senator John Breaux.
He has served as a consultant to numerous coroners offices in southern Louisiana and is on staff at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office and the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. As a member of DMORT Region VI, he served an extended tour of duty in the dental section of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita morgues in St. Gabriel and Carville, Louisiana. He was a co-chair of the Odontology section of SWGDVI.
Dr. Barsley has also served as Acting State Dental Director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health and as the Chief Compliance Office for the LSU Health Sciences Center. He has held numerous officers in various forensic organizations and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, past Treasurer of the Forensic Science Foundation, and is a Past-President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and of the American Society of Forensic Odontology. He was named by NIST as the inaugural chair of the Odontology Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees under the auspices of the Forensic Sciences Standards Board and currently serves as a member of the Crime Scene / Death Investigation Committee.
He was admitted to the Bar in Louisiana in 1986 and is a former Magistrate Judge for the Ponchatoula City Court.

Seminar Location (For C.E.)


Petroleum Club, Lafayette 
111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503


Room block being held at Home2Suites 

1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508

Hotel Phone: (337) 706-8610

Booking Link:

Room block cut off date: July 18, 2019
Rate: $115 for a Single or Double Room (8.45% room tax will be charged)
Block is under: Louisiana Dental Association 

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7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886