Passing of Professor Jules Kieser

The ASFO received notice from the New Zealand Society of Forensic Odontology this past Wednesday that Professor Jules Kieser of New Zealand has passed away. Dr. Kieser was known extremely well throughout the world for many and varied academic and educational endeavors including enourmous contributions related to forensic odontology.

A quote from the Secretary of the New Zealand Society of Forensic Odontology stated, “He was a very important part of our society and was one of those rare people who was of the world and an academic but at the same time approachable, grounded and kind in every way to everyone he met. Jules had a way of making everyone special.”

The ASFO and the international community of forensic odontologists deeply mourn the loss of Dr. Keiser and what he has truly meant to all of us.

Dick Weems
President, American Society of Forensic Odontology