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ASFO would like to announce a scholarship named on behalf of Paula Brumit, "The Paula C. Brumit Scholarship for Professional Advancement". Paula C. Brumit, DDS, D-ABFO received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. She became Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology in 2008. Dr. Brumit lived her life in tireless service to others promoting personal growth and education. She mentored countless dentists working toward the goal of board certification with a generous spirit, thoughtful nature and willingness to share knowledge, training and experience. Dr. Brumit held numerous leadership positions in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and American Board of Forensic Dentistry. She was on faculty at the Center for Education and Research in Forensics, Fellowship in Forensic Odontology; and, the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Forensic Dentistry Fellowship where she taught and mentored aspiring forensic dentists. At the time of her untimely death, Dr. Brumit was an appointee to the Forensic Science Accreditation Board and to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as a Team Adam Consultant; and, she was soon to be appointed Associate Professor at the Lincoln Memorial University, College of Dental Medicine to teach in the DMD Program. The Paula C. Brumit Scholarship for Professional Advancement is a renewable annual scholarship created to provide dental auxiliary the opportunity to develop educationally and professionally toward the completion of their dental degree at the Lincoln Memorial University, College of Dental Medicine. Below, is the link to the press release which includes another link to the scholarship donation site. https://www.lmunet.edu/news/2022/01/brumit
Registration for 2022 Annual Meeting. February 22nd, 2022 Seattle, WA Here is the booking link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SEADH/G-ASF2 The reservation cut-off will be January 18, 2022. If the group rate is not available on a certain night it’s likely due to the dates you have selected (either pre and post) fall outside of our block. Please book the dates available and then reach out to motifseattlesales@destinationhotels.com for the extension and they will happily accommodate. More information about the program here: http://asfo.org/courses/asfo-annual-meeting-2022-seattle-wa/ Purchase here: http://asfo.org/product/2022-annual-meeting/
For more information please visit: http://abfo.org/bitemark-analysis-and-dental-id-workshops-now-available/
Updated ASFO Policy and Procedures: http://asfo.org/wp-content/uploads/ASFO-Policy-and-Procedure-June-2021.pdf
2021 Summer Newsletter Now Available, visit http://asfo.org/newsletter/ to access it.
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 stevekinney@focusedforensics.net for North America, South America, Asia, Australasia. For Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) please contact Mr. Henk Peusken at henk.peusken@dexcowin.eu. 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 www.ASFO.org.   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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The new ASFO Newsletter is available. Please log in to view.   http://asfo.org/newsletter/
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.   http://asfo.org/courses/asfo51/