Advances in forensic odontology have led to improvements in dental identification for individual cases as well as in disaster victim identification (DVI). New and updated technologies mean advances in bitemark analysis and age estimation. Growth in the field has strengthened missing persons’ networks leading to more and faster identifications of unidentified individuals.
A product of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition provides comprehensive and up-to-date information involving all facets of forensic dentistry and explores critical issues relating to the scientific principles supporting the field’s evaluations and conclusions.
New information in the Fifth Edition includes
The manual has been an important source of forensic dentistry information for more than 20 years. This new edition is edited by a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and a past Chair of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Expanded and enhanced with extensive color illustrations, this volume is designed to provide essential information based on sound scientific principles for experienced forensic odontologists and for those new to the discipline.
History of Forensic Odontology; Barry E. Lipton, DDS, D-ABFO; Denise C. Murmann, DDS,
D-ABFO; and Edward J. Pavlik, DDS, MS, D-ABFO, D-ABO Chief of Forensic Sciences, Cook County Sheriff's Police; Chief Forensic Odontologist, Will County Coroner's Office; and Forensic Odontology Consultant, Will County Sheriff's Office
Forensic Pathology; Gary T. Simmons, MD
Science and Forensic Odontology; Mary A. Bush, DDS and Veronique F. Delattre, DDS, D-ABFO
Dental Identification; Gary M. Berman, DDS, D-ABFO; Mary A. Bush, DDS; Peter J. Bush, BS; Adam J. Freeman, DDS, D-ABFO; Peter W. Loomis, DDS, D-ABFO; and Raymond G. Miller, DDS
Dental, Oral, and Maxillofacial Radiographic Features of Forensic Interest; Robert A. Danforth, DDS, D-ABOMP; Edward E. Herschaft, DDS, MA, D-ABFO, D-ABOM; and Richard A. Weems, DMD, MS, D-ABFO
Disaster Victim Identification; Gary M. Berman, DDS, D-ABFO; Bryan Chrz, DDS, D-ABFO; Lillian A. Nawrocki, DDS, MA, D-ABFO; Kenneth P. Hermsen, DDS, MS, FACD; Raymond G. Miller, DDS; and Richard A. Weems, DMD, MS, D-ABFO
Missing and Unidentified Persons; Stephanie A. Kavanaugh, DMD, MSD, D-ABFO and John E. Filippi, DDS, D-ABFO
Dental Age Estimation; James M. Lewis, DMD, D-ABFO and David R. Senn, DDS, D-ABFO
Bitemarks; Jon Curtis Dailey, DDS, D-ABFO, D-ABP; Gregory S. Golden, DDS, D-ABFO; David R. Senn, DDS, D-ABFO; and Franklin D. Wright, DMD, D-ABFO
Animal Bitemarks; Kenneth F. Cohrn, DDS, D-ABFO
Abuse and Violence; John P. Kenney, DDS, MS, D-ABFO; John D. McDowell, DDS,
D-ABFO; and Duane E. Spencer, DDS, D-ABFO
Jurisprudence and Expert Witness Testimony; Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD, D-ABFO; Thomas J. David, DDS, D-ABFO; and Roger D. Metcalf , DDS, JD, D-ABFO
Organized Forensic Dentistry; Adam J. Freeman, DDS, D-ABFO and Bruce A. Schrader, DDS, D-ABFO
Becoming Involved in Forensic Odontology; Kathleen A. Kasper, DDS, D-ABFO and Denise C. Murmann, DDS, D-ABFO
Appendix A: Educational Outcomes and Objectives
Appendix B: Presidents: American Society of Forensic