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Date(s) - March 12, 2019
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

Forensic Case Files – Not Exactly What You See on CSI

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

Bite mark analysis (human and animal), dental identification, documentation of injuries, age determinations are just some of the cases a forensic dentist performs. This fast-paced course illustrates the scientific principles behind the work and uses actual cases to illustrate them. Cases range from the typical to the bizarre.

Jim Wood, DDS:

Dr. James Wood is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside and the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He maintained a family practice in Cloverdale from 1987-2013.

Dr. Wood was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014 to represent the 2nd District which includes all of Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties and the northern half of Sonoma County where he represents over 465,000 people in the California Legislature. He was elected to his 3rd term in November 2018. He is the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. Prior to that he serving in the legislature he served on the Planning Commission for the City of Healdsburg from 2002-2006. He served two terms as a member of the Healdsburg City Council and as the Mayor for 2010 and 2014.

Dr. Wood is a Forensic Dental Consultant to five Northern California counties and the California Department of Justice Missing/Unidentified Persons Unit. He was a co-founder of the California Dental Identification team. Dr Wood is also a member of the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team and served in the identification efforts at the World Trade Center after 9/11 and in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He has lectured extensively throughout the country in the field of Forensic Dentistry.

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