Forensic odontology is a branch of forensic science that deals with teeth and marks left by teeth (as in identifying criminal suspects or the remains of a dead person). In other words it is the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence, which will be then presented in the interest of justice.
The Department of Dentistry, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University in association with “Forensic Odontology for Human Rights” is conducting the 1st International Symposium on Forensic Odontology, Nepal on the 3rd of April 2018 at the National Centre for Health Professions Education, Mohego building in Kathmandu.
Over 50 registered attendees from all over Nepal and India will attend the symposium. The goal is to raise awareness of the importance of forensic dentistry in the identification of victims during a disaster. This is a step toward preparedness in any disaster, where dignified management of the dead becomes important legally, ethically and socially.
Faculty speakers: from Nepal (Prof. Dr. Harihar Wasti, Dr. Samarika Dahal, and Dr. Nitin K Agrawal), India (Dr. Hemlata Pandey) and Italy (Dr. Emilio Nuzzolese) and Dr. Uwom Eze (Forensic Pathologist, ICRC Regional Forensic Coordinator South Asia).