President’s Message

Message from President David Senn

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving season it seems appropriate for the leadership of the ASFO to express our thankfulness to you, the members, for allowing us the honor of being stewards for your organization. So on behalf of the officers and board of governors, I sincerely thank you.

I am pleased to report that the Research & Grant Chairperson, Kathleen Kasper has informed us that she has received multiple applications. Two types of grants are available, one for new investigators and another for more experienced researchers. Detailed information is available on this website under the Research & Grants tab.

You will also find a new Newsletter on the website published in October. The newsletter contains a wealth of information including an interesting new Case of the Month provided by Peter Loomis, a thoughtful analysis of the Freeman-Pretty survey by Richard Fixott, comprehensive information on Forensic Dentistry in New York from John Demas, and an exploration of the Dentist’s role in Identifying Missing Persons and Disaster Victims by Lindsey Lewandowski. Also in the newsletter you can find an extensive listing of opportunities for education in forensic odontology and a stimulating analysis of the ASFO’s social media presence.

On a sad note there is also an obituary with information about the loss of one of forensic odontology’s founding fathers and longtime leader, Dr. Paul Stimson…a profound loss.

We are looking forward to our February 14, 2017 meeting in New Orleans. President-Elect and Program Chairman Eric Wilson has promised us an interesting Valentine’s Day program.

Again, I thank you for the honor of serving as your President.

Best regards,