American Society of Forensic Odontology

49th Annual Scientific Session

Registration can be accomplished on the ASFO website at

Forensic Odontology—Principles and Practice

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.


  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.


Jacqueline S. Reid, DDS, President, American Society of Forensic Odontology
  8:10 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.


Program Introduction
Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, President-Elect, American Society of Forensic Odontology
  8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


Forensic Odontology Principles and Practice: Introduction of Textbook
Thomas J. David, DDS; James M. Lewis, DMD
  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Chapter 1—Forensic Sciences and Forensic ID
Melissa Mourges, JD; Kenneth E. Melson, JD
  9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Chapter 6—Missing and Unidentified Persons: Actual Cases
James P. Fancher, DDS, PhD
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Bringing Our Fallen Home: The Impact of Forensic Identification on the Family
Sharon R. Bannister, Brigadier General, United States Air Force
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Chapter 7—Domestic Violence: Techniques for Recording Evidence/Talking to Children About Abuse
John D. Melville, MD
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting
  2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


Chapter 3—Dental ID and Radiographic Pitfalls
Peter W. Loomis, DDS
  2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Chapter 9—Patterned Injury: Is Patterned Injury Analysis a Science? Minimizing Bias
James M. Lewis, DMD
  3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
  3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Chapter 10—Jurisprudence
Roger D. Metcalf, DDS, JD; Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD
  4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Chapter 11—Expert Witness Guidelines
Thomas J. David, DDS
  4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


Chapter 12—Liability
Roger D. Metcalf, DDS, JD