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2023 New Diplomates

Dr. Susan Baker and Dr. Jennifer Moore.  

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ABFO Presidents Message Winter 2023/2024


Happy New Year everyone!


The ABFO executive committee has been busy preparing for our upcoming dental meeting in Denver.


The ABFO Dinner is up on the webstore to purchase your tickets(s) and will take place on Sunday, February 18th at the Apple Blossom, located in the Hyatt Centric. (4 Blocks from the convention center)


We have a full schedule planned for all, with many educational opportunities for Diplomates to receive bona fide CE credit, all conveniently scheduled over the Presidents weekend.


If interested any diplomate can still register for free and attend any of the workshops taking place this year. You will receive 6 hours of CE credit. There are limited positions and first come first serve rules apply. Pattern injury is on Saturday, the 17th and ID is on Sunday, the 18th.


On President’s Day, in addition to our diplomate meeting, we will be having free CE in the morning. Last year photography tutorial was extremely well received so, it was decided at theEC’s Mid-Year Meeting that Monday Morning CE will become a recurring program each year.


This years’ topic is “Win ID for the web.” As many of you many know John Melville updated and made Win ID web based and available to all.


This program is intended to familiarize the participant with the new functionality in this web based version of WIN ID. Participants will receive 3 hour of CE credit for this program.


If you have not yet registered for the AAFS meeting, some dates to remember……. January 18th is the end of regular registration for the meeting.


Also don’t forget to register for the ASFO Annual meeting which will be taking place on Tuesday February 20th.


I look forward to seeing you all in Denver, and best wishes for a Happy Healthy New Year!




ABFO Presidents Message Spring 2023


Greeting Diplomates-


Happy Spring to all! If I didn’t mention it in person, it was great to see all those that attended the ABFO meeting in Orlando this year.  It seems like forever since we had a “normal meeting”.  I also wanted to congratulate again and introduce our two newest Diplomates:  Dr. Susan Baker and Dr. Jennifer Moore.  It was indeed my honor to also have been asked to pin Jennifer at her  very first Diplomates meeting.




As many of you may be aware already, the ABFO was successful in obtaining re-accreditation by the FSAB at this year’s meeting in Orlando.  After almost two years of hard work, myself and Dr. J.P Fancher along with our site visit assist from Eric Wilson got the good news, The ABFO is accredited for 5 more years!


As a result of the re-accreditation there are important changes that all diplomates must keep mind as you prepare to re-certify.  Moving forward all applications will be subject to audit.  What this means for all of you?  Simply, please maintain records of all Forensic CE and attendance at meetings. Since you may be asked to provide backup to anything you put down on your application, if selected for audit in your recertifying year.  Additionally, please be aware that upon renewal of yearly dues all will be asked to make an attestation that you are complying and can carry out all the duties of a Board Certified forensic odontologist.  Similar to what we all do when we renew our dental license for the state.


Next year’s AAFS meeting will be held in Denver from February 19-24, 2024.  The ABFO will be holding two (2) workshops on the weekend preceding the meeting.


Pattern Injury Workshop                    Saturday, February 17, 2024

Dental Identification Workshop          Sunday, February 18, 2024


Any diplomate wanting to observe a workshop is welcome to do so as always. However, please make sure you email the Overall workshop chair (Derek Draft) prior to any deadline, of your attendance. Space may become limited due to room size, so first come, first served rules will apply.














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