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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 | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | Research & Development Needs | Presentations



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

Phyllis Ho, D.D.S.,Subcommittee Vice Chair, Private Sector

Joe Adserias-Garriga, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Mercyhurst University


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

Paula Brumit, Self-employed

Clifton Carey, University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine

Kent Cattani, Arizona Court of Appeals (Legal Representative)

Mary Cimrmancic, D.D.S., Marquette University School of Dentistry

Deborah Davis, University of Nevada, Reno (Human Factors Representative)

Derek Draft, D.D.S., Western Michigan Homer Stryker Medical School

Richard Fixott, Self-employed

Kenneth Hermsen, D.D.S., M.S., Retired

Kathleen A. Kasper, D.D.S., P.A., Private Sector

Mark Lancaster, Battelle (Statistics Representative)

Haskell Pitluck, Retired Circuit Court Judge, State of Illinois

Sharon Stanford, American Dental Association


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Tier 1: On the OSAC Registry

Tier 2: Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

Tier 3: Sent to an SDO

  • Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis.
  • Dentistry - Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data.

Tier 4: Under Development

  • Terminology for Stages of Tooth Development.
  • Proposed Guidelines and Best Practices for Human Abuse Recognition by Dental Professionals. 

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

  • None currently.

Research & Development Needs


  • None currently.
Created July 11, 2014, Updated December 10, 2020