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Members of the ASFO, friends and international colleagues around the world; ASFO member and long-time friend Mr. Steve Kinney has been able to secure an ASFO member price on the most recent advance in mobile dental radiography technology, the Cocoon. This portable unit weighs in at under 5lbs and can create 500 intraoral exposures on a single charge. This model is widely employed throughout the United States in Coroner/Medical Examiner’s departments, disaster mortuary kits, university departments of anthropology and odontology study and most notably, used daily in dental offices across the country and world. The MSRP of this device is $7,250.00. For ASFO Members, we have a negotiated exclusive price competitively below the MSRP. Please contact Mr. Steve Kinney at for North America, South America, Asia, Australasia. For Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) please contact Mr. Henk Peusken at Current membership with the ASFO will be confirmed for you to secure this purchase price regardless of shipping destination.
We are pleased to announce that a new benefit of your ASFO membership has been added to our website   The following three best practice and standard documents:
  • American Dental Association Technical Report 1077 Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis ($40 for non ADA members)
  • American Dental Association Technical Report 1088 Human Identification by Comparative Dental Analysis ($26 for non ADA members)
  • American National Standard and American Dental Association ADA/ANSI Standard 1058 Forensic Dental Data Set ($103 for non ADA members)
The ADA grants permission to the ASFO to publish these documents on our website for distribution to our members only. The editions of these documents provided to us from the ADA are specific to our use, with a watermark stating this.   When you are signed into your account, under the Member Center (Member Home) you will see a link you can click on to access the ADA Technical Reports concerning Forensic Odontology.
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Dues: $100.  Includes Annual Dues of $85 and $15 for Member access to the 2021 Scientific Program. President-Elect and Program Chair Dr. Phyllis Ho has put together the following program and speakers:   See full agenda here.   Dr. John Berketa, ” Stabilization and Recovery of Incinerated Dental Remains”   Sean Daly, NYPD Detective, NYPD SCUBA Team. “NYC SCUBA Diving for Evidence Recovery Public Safety diving in NYC for Search and Rescue, Evidence Recovery, and Counter Terrorism.”   Andrea Zaferes, Team Lifeguards Systems, Inc.:” Body-Found-in-Water Death & Abuse Investigation: When Water is used as a Weapon Why a standardized, scientific approach is needed”   Mr. A. Rodney Rocha, NASA engineer for the Columbia Shuttle : “NASA Forensics’ Applied to the Post-Accident Investigation of Mission STS-107, Space Shuttle Columbia”   Pending: A 9/11-WTC Responder Panel Discussion.   The Program will be a ZOOM presentation. Dates and times in February 2021 are still being finalized.  The program will be recorded to be available on the ASFO Member Only potion of the website for those who are unable to view the presentations when aired.  Online Member Only Access will expire 30 days after the presentation. Only PAID members will have access to the program.  Dues will be due by 31 January 2021 to register for the program.  Non-members will be able to access the ZOOM presentations only for a fee of $115.