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.
American Board of Forensic Odontology
American Board of Orthodontics
Digital Model Requirements
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
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Electrical Manufacturers Asociation
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
National Insititue of Standards and Technology
ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013 (incorporating Sup:Dental)
National Transportation Safety Board
DMORT Standard Operating Procedures for NSTB Activations, Section 4.9
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs Unidentified Person Case Data Entry Form
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Policy Manual)
Department of Defense