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Odontology Subcommittee

Members of the OSAC Odontology Subcommittee
Members of the OSAC Odontology Subcommittee (July 2019)

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.

Officers | Members | OSAC Registry Approved DocumentsDocuments in Process | Research & Development Needs | Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents | 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, 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

OSAC Registry Approved Documents

OSAC Registry Ribbon


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).

Documents in Process

Under Development:

  • 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:

  1. ADA 1077-201x, Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis.
  2. ISO 20888 Dentistry - Terminology for Forensic Oro-Dental Data.

SDO Published:

Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process:

  • None currently.

Research & Development Needs

  • See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Odontology subcommittee.

Discipline-Specific Baseline Documents

  • 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

Created July 11, 2014, Updated December 10, 2019