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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

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

Kent Cattani, Arizona Court of Appeals (Legal Representative)

Mary Cimrmancic, D.D.S., Marquette University

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

Lawrence Dobrin, D.D.S., New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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., Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences

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


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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.
  • Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data.

Tier 4: Under Development

  • None currently.

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

  • None currently.

Research & Development Needs


  • None currently.

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

Created July 11, 2014, Updated October 1, 2020