Joel S. Garblik | PCOM Forensic Medicine Faculty
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Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joel S. Garblik

Dr. Joel Garblik, DDS, MS is a retired dentist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. He has more than 30 years of healthcare, business, computer technology, teaching and forensic experience. His pedigree includes education at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Temple University Dental School (DDS) and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (MS, Forensic Medicine).

Currently, he lectures to both the DO students and forensic medicine students and focuses on oral pathology, dental pathology and conducts a workshop in forensic odontology. This workshop gives students a clinical opportunity to take impressions and make models of the mouth and to understand how the teeth provide valuable forensic information regarding missing and unknown individuals.

Prior to joining PCOM, Dr. Garblik was a Vice President with WebMD and was responsible for national dental accounts that utilized electronic insurance billing and patient records software that he created.


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: MS/FM (2009)
Temple University School of Dentistry: DDS (1977)
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science


Currently clinical instructor and have responsibilities in Pathology for Forensic Medicine, Principles of Forensic Medicine I and II, Evidence Based Forensic Medicine, and the Capstone


American Society of Forensic Odontology
American Dental Association
West Coast Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
Philadelphia County Dental Association
National Dental EDI Council
American Dental Association Task Force for Dental Informatics
National Dental Image Repository Review Panel