Prof. Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva

Prof. Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva (DDS, Forensic Odontologist, MSc, PhD) finished his dental studies (DDS) at USP – Bauru Dental School in 2002. He completed his Master at USP – Bauru Dental School in 2005 and Ph.D. at USP – São Paulo Dental School in 2007, both related to Forensic Odontology. Ever since 2003 he has been working in different fields in Forensic Odontology related to teaching, dental malpractice litigation expert witness, human identification cases and professional guidance related to legal and ethical aspects in Dentistry. He is the professor in charge for Forensic Odontology at USP – School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto since 2008 and has been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (MSc and PhD) programs, including the coordination of the Forensic Odontology Specialization Program with almost 200 Forensic Odontologists graduated, as well as performs forensic odontological expertise to São Paulo State Court. His major research topics are related to human identification, forensic anthropology, dental age estimation, and ethical issues and lawsuits in Dentistry (professional liability). He has actively participated in numerous Brazilian and international conferences and he has published several scientific papers, books, and book chapters. Among other activities related to Forensic Odontology, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Forensic Odontology, Brazilian Representative in the INTERPOL DVI Forensic Odontology Sub-Working Group, Past President (2012-2014) and Vice-President (2022-2024) of the Brazilian Association of Forensic Odontology, and Secretary of IOFOS - International Organization for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (2017-2020 and 2020-2023).


The University of Dubrovnik
Ul. branitelja Dubrovnika 41
20000, Dubrovnik CROATIA



Technical organizer
Organized by

University of Zagreb, School of Dental Medicine
Croatian Association of Forensic Stomatologists