Forensic Odontology: NYC’s Largest Mass Murder - 9/11

Howard S Glazer, DDS FAGD

Howard S Glazer, DDS FAGD

Dr. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. For 14 years he published a column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” Presently, he publishes the column “I Have It..You Need It!” in Dental Economics, and a podcast contributor to Through the Loupes. He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

About This Course

This presentation will discuss the various definitions and responsibilities of the Forensic Odontologist and their interaction with police, fire, and judicial agencies. Mass disaster team organization and the process for identification of victims, will be reviewed and highlighted with information on the WorldTrade Center 9/11 disaster.


1. To understand the role of the Forensic Odontologist.

2. To understand the process for identification in a multiple fatality incident.

3.  To understand the responsibilities of the forensic dental identification team.