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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

Kent Cattani, Arizona Court of Appeals (Legal Task Group member)

Thomas David, Atlanta Oral and Face Surgery

Lawrence Dobrin, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Carla Evans, Boston University

Richard Fixott, Self-employed

Mark Lancaster, Battelle (Statistics Task Group member)


Published by a Standards Developing Organization (SDO)

Sent to an SDO

  • Dentistry - Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data.

Under Development

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

Other Work Products

Research & Development Needs

Created July 11, 2014, Updated October 18, 2021