Continuing Education

Nov 18 Forensics

  • Thu, Nov 18, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Nov 18, 2021 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404



Forensic Odontology for the Dental Professional: It’s not always a grave situation

Mark D. Porco, DDS

3 CE Unit (Core)


Do you ever see the headlines of some disaster and wonder how or why some of the victims are identified by dental records? Dr. Porco will discuss the various disciplines in the forensic sciences, with emphasis on Forensic Odontology. This will include a brief history lesson, case presentations, “testing” of your forensic skills, and then followed by how this applies to your dental office and every member of your dental team. 

Mark D. Porco, DDS received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1988. Following graduation, he and his wife lived and worked in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies for two years. Until recently he maintained a solo practice in general dentistry for 29 years in Lincoln, California. Dr. Porco has been a member of the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Mass Disaster/Forensics Committee since 2000, and chairman of the committee since 2011. He has been fascinated with forensics since taking an elective course his senior year in dental school. While attending many seminars on forensics over the years, he has been actively pursuing his forensic education since attending the Southwest Symposium in 2012. He joined the American Society of Forensic Odontology in 2012 and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2013. He has been a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team IX since 2014. Currently, Dr. Porco serves as the Forensic Odontologist for Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.

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