Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joel S. Garblik


Office: 215-694-4677

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.

  • Education

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

  • Courses

    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

  • Memberships

    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