Course Introduction

VAC 05 - Certificate Course in Forensic Odontology

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  • Curriculum
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The Accredited Certificate Course in Forensic Odontology by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS India) in collaboration with colleges and universities is a specialized program crafted for individuals passionate about bridging the worlds of dentistry and forensic science, looking to expand their skill set, or forensic enthusiasts looking to enhance their expertise.

You can enroll if you are a dental professional seeking to specialize, a forensic science professional interested in expanding the skill set, or a student pursuing degrees in dentistry or forensic science interested in exploring the intersection of dentistry and criminal investigations.

In this course, you will learn about the historical development of forensic odontology, the role played by forensic odontologists in mass disaster cases, legal and ethical standards, dental anatomy and terminology, dental identification techniques, the role of dental records in forensic investigations, bite mark analysis methods, case studies, techniques to estimate age and gender using dental remains, procedures for presenting dental evidence in court, and limitations.

Course Benefits:

Expertise in Dental Forensics: You will acquire specialized knowledge that will help you become an expert in the analysis of dental evidence in criminal investigations.

Career Advancement: This course will enhance your professional profile and open doors to new career opportunities in the forensic science, law enforcement, and legal professions.

Networking Opportunities: Get a chance to collaborate with like-minded professionals in the field and expand your network to stay updated on the latest advancements in forensic odontology.

Practical Hands-On Experience: Engage in practical exercises and case studies, gaining hands-on experience in bite mark analysis, dental identification, and age estimation using real-world scenarios.

Assessment and Certification: Continuous assessment through quizzes, assignments, and practical exercises will hone your skills, and you will receive a valid dual certificate showcasing your expertise in the field.

Enroll now to gain expertise in the intersection of dentistry and forensic science and contribute to the advancement of justice.

Payment Details:

International Student : PayPal:

Account Details for National Student

Bank Name  - ICICI BANK
Acc. Name    - SIFS INDIA PVT. LTD.
Account No. - 663505500086
Type         - Current
IFSC Code    -   ICIC0000160
Address         - ICICI Bank, H-4, Model Town -III, New Delhi - 110009

  • Curriculum


    This module provides a basic overview of forensic odontology, including its historical perspectives, the diverse career opportunities available, and the scope and role of forensic odontologists. You will gain insights into the qualifications necessary to pursue a career as a forensic dentist and understand the medico-legal significance of forensic odontology.


    In this module, you will learn about the history, purpose, principles, and significance underlying human tooth identification in a forensic context. You will gain insights into the integration of DNA profiling in dental identification and identification through palatal rugae, along with the correlation between dental records and medical conditions, treatment histories, habits, addiction patterns, and occupational hazards, forming a comprehensive foundation for forensic odontological analysis.


    This module covers the principles of age estimation using dentition, the need for accurate chronological age determination in forensic contexts, dentition as a reliable age indicator, morphological methods for assessing age in adults, age-related changes observed in teeth, and factors influencing age estimation through dental analysis.


    In this module, you will be introduced to the field of disaster victim identification (DVI), its historical context, various types of mass disasters, and challenges associated with disaster scene management. The module also covers the organization, duties, and functions of diverse dental teams involved in managing cases of mass disasters and equips you with skills to effectively contribute to the forensic response in the aftermath of mass disasters.


    This module focuses on bite marks, including their history, nature, and mechanisms underlying these distinctive imprints. You will be introduced to the nomenclature associated with bite marks, their classification based on various criteria, obtaining impressions and study casts of bite marks, the forensic significance of bite marks as both physical and biological evidence, and their role in criminal investigations.


    In this module, you will learn about bite-mark analysis, its historical evolution, the chronological steps involved in investigations, its application in identifying both victims and suspects throughout recorded history, and the significance of bite-mark evidence in forensic examinations. The module also covers the legal limitations associated with bite-mark evidence, giving you a deep understanding of its admissibility, complexities, and potential impact in legal proceedings.

  • How can I sign up for this certificate course?

    Select the "Register for Course" option from the menu on the right to begin the enrollment process. Then, follow the steps and make the payment as directed.

  • Who is qualified to apply for the certificate programme?

    B.D.S. Graduate students are eligible for this course.

  • After completing the payment process, how will I get confirmation?

    After completing the payment process, you will receive confirmation through an email to your registered email address. Also, you will receive your login credentials for the portal through the email.

  • What technical requirements need to be met in order to enroll in a certificate programme?

    Our online course is conveniently accessible on tablets and mobile phones. For a better view, we strongly recommend using your desktop or laptop and having a dependable internet connection.

  • How can I access my certificate course?

    You can access your certificate course by logging into the portal assigned for the course.

  • On which platform do I get the joining link?

    You will receive the joining link for the sessions on the official WhatsApp group created by the team.

  • Will I receive a live lecture at any specific time?

    Yes, you may receive live lectures at specific times, and you will be informed of the schedule through email or a dedicated whatsapp group.

  • Will I get a recorded lecture?

    Yes, you will have access to recorded lectures, and you can view these sessions on your portal login page.

  • Throughout my course, will I be given any exams?

    Yes, students must undergo an exam at the end of the course. They will be given mock exams in the form of assignments, practice tests. It  will be accessible through your designated course portal.

  • How many days after finishing the course do I obtain my certificate?

    You will obtain your certificate within a week after successful completion of the course on your portal login page. To receive a hard copy of the certificate, you need to pay a courier charge.

  • Whom should I get in touch with if I have any questions or need technical support?

    If you have any questions or need technical support, you can contact us at +91-7303913002 between 10 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Annigeri Genocide

In 2017, an area’s drainage expansion was planned in Annigeri in Karnataka's Dharwad district.

During the expansion work, numerous rows of human skulls were found. Immediately, a team of forensic experts was roped in for an investigation by the local authorities.

The skulls were sent to a forensic lab, and after thorough examination and developing a statistical formula to understand the results, it was concluded by the forensic odontologists that the skulls are of both men and women.

Further analysis by the team showed that the skulls dated back to 1790, eventually contributing to the detection of crime and providing justice.

Saddam's Sons Identification

On July 22, 2003, Saddam Hussein’s cons were killed in Mosul, Baghdad, by the US military.

There were several missile attacks, and as a result, the bodies were severely burned and their identities could not be confirmed. But forensic evidence revealed the identity of Saddam's sons, Uday and Qusay Hussein, from their dental records.

Sanjana Tiwari


The introduction provided a solid foundation, and the module on human tooth identification was incredibly detailed. The highlight for me was the coverage of Forensic Odontology in Mass Disasters – a critical aspect often overlooked in other courses.

Vivek Thakur


This course is a comprehensive package for anyone interested in forensic odontology. The section on age estimation was fascinating. The instructors' insights into bite marks and their analysis were invaluable. 

Jaishree Patel


Highly recommend the course!!! The introduction was engaging, setting the stage for an in-depth exploration of human tooth identification, which was covered meticulously. The age estimation module was enlightening and the section on Mass Disasters was a unique and crucial addition. 

Jaya Kapoor


Being a forensic science student, I found this certificate course very informative and it helped me understand through the real-life cases when the procedures were used. It also helped me enhance my resume. 

Pooja Gupta


The educators were experts in their respective fields which made case discussions more intriguing. I personally enjoyed the bite marks and their analysis sessions. 



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