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Forensic Odontology Subcommittee

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The Forensic Odontology Subcommittee focuses on standards and guidelines related to examining, interpreting, and presenting dental and oral evidence for investigative and legal purposes.

The Forensic Odontology Subcommittee does not develop standards on bitemark recognition, comparison, and identification. 

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

Colin Bellair, Travis County District Attorney's Office (Legal Task Group representative)

Clifton Carey, University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine

Mary Cimrmancic, Marquette University School of Dentistry

Thomas David, Self-Employed

John Demas, Self-Employed


Nathan Dieckman, Oregon Health & Science University (Human Factors Task Group representative)

Lawrence Dobrin, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Carla Evans, Boston University

Richard Fixott, Self-employed

Allison Getz, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Quality Task Group representative)

Kathleen Kasper, Priv/media/692071ate sector

Mark Lancaster, Northern Kentucky University (member of OSAC's Facial & Iris Identification Subcommittee and Statistics Task Group representative)

Roger Metcalf, Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office

Kirt Simmons, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Facial and Iris Identification Subcommittee affiliate)

Sharon Stanford, American Dental Association

Forensic Odontology Affiliate List


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On the OSAC Registry

  • ANSI/ADA 1058-2010D Forensic Dental Data Set (added February 14, 2019).
  • ADA Technical Report 1077-2020 Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis (added November 2, 2021).
  • ADA 1088-2017D Human Identification by Comparative Dental Analysis (added March 7, 2019).
  • OSAC 2021-N-0030, Terminology for a Suspected Pattern of Dental Origin (added April 5, 2022 and sent to ASB for further development and publication).

Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) & Eligible for the OSAC Registry

  • ANSI/ADA 1058-2020D Forensic Dental Data Set (revision to ADA 1058 above).
  • ADA 1088-2020D Human Identification by Comparative Dental Analysis (revision to ADA 1088 above).

At an SDO for Further Development & Publication

  • OSAC 2021-N-0030, Terminology for a Suspected Pattern of Dental Origin (OSAC Proposed Standard on the Registry).

Under Development

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

Other Work Products

Research & Development Needs

Created July 11, 2014, Updated November 3, 2023