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ID
12-509-1273
Name
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Odontologist
Status
Published
Updated
2/15/2020 9:18:36 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Morgue Forensic Odontologist oversees the morgue forensic dentistry function and serves as lead for the station
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM Morgue Forensic Odontologist: 1. Assists in the victim identification process by determining the dental characteristics of human remains for comparison with ante mortem dental records 2. Coordinates with the FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader to determine dental radiographic requirements and the appropriate methods for printing and displaying captured digital images 3. Performs postmortem dental examinations 4. Digitizes radiographs and other images for computer graphical comparison using digital x-ray software 5. Maintains and examines dental records, charts, and radiographs created during morgue operations 6. Computerizes postmortem dental information 7. Reports directly to the FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationA Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from an U.S. Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited school. Though not mandatory, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) affiliated American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) serves as the credentialing body for dentists who have satisfied experience and training requirements to sit for the ABFO examination.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Completion of post-graduate education in an accredited dental school program 2. Post-graduate training in forensic dentistry OR two years of experience with a medical-examiner coroner
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: : Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Annual Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Proficiency in the use of digital image editing software 2. Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheet proficiency Experience: Two years of forensic dental identification experience, which may include using postmortem dental software within a medical examiner office, coroner system, forensic laboratory, or law enforcement agency
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Arduous 2. Performs duties with exposure to whole and fragmented human remains in various stages of decomposition 3. Performs duties with sights and smells associated with death, including seeing children as victims, grieving survivors, and family members of missing victims 4. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Active status of legal authority to function as a licensed dentist without restrictions from a state, the District of Columbia, or US Territory
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Dental Assistant
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protections, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted