The 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.
Kenneth Aschheim, DDS, Subcommittee Chair, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Vacant, Subcommittee Vice Chair
Roger Metcalf, D.D.S., Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Tarrant County (Texas) Medical Examiner's District
Jose Adserias-Garriga, Texas State University
Robin Ainsworth, D.D.S., Louisiana State University
Paula Brumit, Self-employed
Clifton Carey, University of Colorado, SoDM
Mary Cimrmancic, D.D.S., Marquette University
Lawrence Dobrin, D.D.S., Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City
Derek M. Draft, D.D.S., Western Michigan Homer Stryker Medical School
Richard Fixott, Self-employed
Kenneth P. Hermsen, D.D.S., M.S., Creighton University School of Dentistry
Phyllis Ho, D.D.S., Private Sector
Kathleen A. Kasper, D.D.S., P.A., Self-employed
James Lewis, D.M.D., Self-employed
Peter Loomis, D.D.S., New Mexico Office of the Medical Examiner
Haskell Pitluck, Retired Circuit Court Judge, State of Illinois
Sharon Stanford, American Dental Association
ANSI/ADA 1058-2010D Forensic Dental Data Set (effective February 14, 2019).
ADA 1088-2017D Human Identification by Comparative Dental Analysis (effective March 7, 2019).
- Bitemark Analysis, Comparison and Reporting: Standard and Best Practices for the Forensic Dentist and Investigator.
- Proposed Guidelines and Best Practices for Human Abuse Recognition by Dental Professionals.
Work Product Sent to SDO:
- ADA 1077-201x, Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis.
- ISO 20888 Dentistry - Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data.
- ANSI/ADA 1058-2010D Forensic Dental Data Set.
- ADA 1088-2017D Human Identification by Comparative Dental Analysis.
Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process:
- None currently.
- See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Odontology subcommittee.
- None at this time.
- None at this time.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015