Start Date: 9/16/2021 4:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/16/2021 10:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: Conference Center at Waltham Woods | Massachusetts Medical Society Location:
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA United States 02451
Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association
Dominick J. Astorino is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Michigan and Illinois. He is an adjunct professor of mortuary science at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago and Wayne State University in Detroit. Dominick teaches courses in embalming, restorative art, pathology, and microbiology. Innovations such as creating a hands-on cranial reconstruction lab and teaching advanced techniques by applying basic principles have earned him accolades and awards from students and colleagues alike.
His work in restorative art and reconstructive embalming has been highlighted in numerous publications worldwide and by invitations to present lectures across the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. In 2019, Dominick started the Kenyan Embalming Education Initiative, which brought a standard of care, education, and supplies to the underprivileged mortuary workers in Kenya. In 2020, Dominick presented the first embalming education seminar on the continent of Africa. A proponent of education, Dominick holds degrees in cellular biology and mortuary science and sits on the restorative art curriculum review committee for the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
- Reading Between the Lines: Formaldehyde Bias, Facts & Fallacies
In this unique presentation, Astorino combines a rare academic background in both cell and molecular biology as well as mortuary science to examine the data surrounding this controversial topic and discusses how to read between the lines to separate fallacy from fact.
- Restorative Art: Discussion and Update
- Principles and Methods of Reconstructive Embalming
- Advanced Techniques in Soft Tissue Repair
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Submitted to the MA, NH State Boards for 4 CEU’s.
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