My blog will examine a specialty of the forensic sciences called forensic odontology. Forensic odontology deals with dentistry as it relates to the law. Bitemark analysis is just one of the areas that a forensic odontologist may practice. My blog will educate the reader with information concerning the controversial subject of bitemark analysis.
The purpose of my blog is to improve bitemark analysis through social media publishing. It is hopeful that a greater understanding of the problems will invoke proper changes to prevent the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of an individual while the actual perpetrator is allowed to remain free.
All input and comments are welcome.
About the Blogger:
I am a past President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and also of the American Society of Forensic Odontology. I was the editor of the second edition of the ASFO – Manual of Forensic Odontology. I have also served as president of the Vermont Board of Dental Examiners and am currently involved in dental licensure at the national level. Currently I am the vice president of the Vermont Dental Society, with a focus on dental education, licensure and access to dental care for all Vermonters. I have a private practice of restorative dentistry in Burlington, Vermont and am a partner in a forensic firm in Washington, D.C., The National Forensic Science Foundation. I am also a consultant in the office of the chief medical examiner, state of Vermont.
David C. Averill, DDS
239 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401