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The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) is being created to coordinate development of standards and guidelines to improve quality and consistency of forensic science practices. The FSSB has five Scientific Area Committees (SACs) focused upon various aspects of forensics. Each SAC has subcommittees devoted to specific forensic disciplines. All but one of these areas formerly had "Scientific Working Groups" – the exception being Odontology. See http://www.nist.gov/forensics/osac.cfm .

The NIST team setting up the OSAC structure has recognized the importance of odontology and has created a new Subcommittee for that area. Applications have been submitted and are now in review for membership in the Subcommittee – limited to 20 persons. It is expected that the Subcommittee will start its activities late in 2014.

In order to help prepare for the establishment of the Subcommittee, NIST held a teleconference on May 8. Representatives of several major professional organizations, universities, medical examiner offices and standards/standards-committee-on-dental-informatics government agencies participated in the meeting. The group decided that it would be beneficial to establish a webpage for news about the upcoming Odontology Subcommittee and to generate a list of resources to provide the Subcommittee.

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Resources  

American Board of Forensic Odontology  

ABFO Standards and Guidelines  

American Board of Orthodontics  

Digital Model Requirements
ABO_Digital_Model_Requirements.pdf

American Dental Association  

ANSI/ADA Standard No 1058 – Forensic Dental Data Set  

ANSI/ADA Standard No 1067 – Standard Functional Requirements for an Electronic Dental Record System  

ANSI/ADA Standard No 1077 Dental Biometric Descriptors  

ANSI/ADA Standard No 3950 – esignation System for Teeth and Areas of the Oral Cavity  

http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/dental-standards/ 

Federal Bureau of Investigation  

Unidentified Person File Data Collection Entry Guide
NCIC 2000 Operating Manual Missing Person File

National Electrical Manufacturers Asociation  

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
http://Medical.nema.org

National Insititue of Standards and Technology  

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013 (incorporating Sup:Dental)
http://www.nistgov/itl/iad/ig/ansi_standard.cfm    

National Transportation Safety Board  

DMORT Standard Operating Procedures for NSTB Activations, Section 4.9
DMORT 20NTSB 20SOP 20Nov 202006.pdf

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)  

NamUs Unidentified Person Case Data Entry Form
http://Identifyus.org/help/Worksheet.pdf

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Policy Manual)
http://www.namus.gov/pdfs/namus-policy-manual.pdf  

Department of Defense  

JPAC Laboratory Manual, SOP 3.5: Forensic Odontology

WinID3  

WinID Dental Coding
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology - WinID Coding
Health and Human Service's DMORT - WinID Coding
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