The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering courses for dentists who are interested in learning how to code dental forensic information for the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and National Dental Image Repository (NDIR). The next course is scheduled for April 12 and 13 in Atlanta.

The course will present an overview of the NCIC missing, unidentified, and wanted person files; NCIC supplemental dental records; NCIC dental comparison algorithms; coding of missing and unidentified person records; interpreting NCIC cross-match reports; and NDIR overview and submission.

Participants will receive a certificate for 12 hours of training at the end of the course, issued by the FBI. Continuing education credits issued for participation in the course may not apply toward license renewal.

The course is free, but attendees will have to pay for their own transportation and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved at a group rate of $159 a night at the Omni CNN Center. Attendance is limited to 40 licensed dentists, and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The due date for registration is March 11.

To obtain a form, contact Stacey C. Davis of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services at (304) 635-2618 or [email protected].

[ADA, February 27, 2008]