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Forensic Odontology Subcommittee

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The Forensic Odontology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to the application of dental science to the identification of unknown human remains and bite marks, using both physical and biological dental evidence.

Officers | Members | Standards | Other Work Products




Kenneth Aschheim, DDS, Subcommittee Chair, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Phyllis Ho, DDS, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Private sector

Joe Adserias-Garriga, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Mercyhurst University


Robin Ainsworth, D.D.S., Louisiana State University

Clifton Carey, University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine

Mary Cimrmancic, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Deborah Davis, University of Nevada, Reno (Human Factors Task Group representative)

Lawrence Dobrin, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Carla Evans, Boston University

Richard Fixott, Self-employed

Kathleen Kasper, Private sector

Mark Lancaster, Northern Kentucky University (Statistics Task Group representative)

Kirt Simmons, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Sharon Stanford, American Dental Association


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Under Development

  • OSAC 2022-N-0028, Proposed Guidelines and Best Practices for Human Abuse Recognition by Dental Professionals.
  • Terminology for Stages of Tooth Development.

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Research & Development Needs

Created July 11, 2014, Updated October 18, 2022