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RDorion's Member Profile

Robert Dorion
Montreal, QC
Dr. Dorion received a B.Sc. from St. Francis Xavier University in 1968 and a D.D.S. from McGill University in 1972. This founding member of the ABFO has served as President in 1985-86 and held various positions on the Ethics, Certification and Examination, Bitemark Evidence and Patterned Injuries, and Research Committees and contributed to Bitemark Workshop #3, #4, #5, #6 and #8; he has held appointments/lectured at the University of Montreal, Laval, and McGill, the Canadian Police College (RCMP), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Dental Task Force, (CPIC) Advisory Committee and the Child Abduction and Serial Killer Unit. In 2002 he received an «exceptional service in the public interest » award from the FBI director. In 2004 as assistant professor inaugurated the first forensic dentistry internet course for McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry and the Laboratoire des science judiciaries et de médecine légale, Ministry of Public Security for Quebec. He has served as Director of forensic dentistry for the latter since 1973. He become a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1975, Fellow in 1977, received the Distinguished Fellow award in 2002, the Lester Luntz Award in 2005 and the Reidar Sognnaes Award of Excellence in 2006, a member of the Board of Directors (2007-2010) and Executive Committee (2008-2009). He has held various posts with the Canadian Society of Forensic Science since 1972 including President in 1978-79 and Fellow in 1997. He is Fellow of L’Académie Dentaire du Québec, and the American College of Dentists. As Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo has contributed to bitemark research and literature. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, and Consultant to the Law Reform Commission of Canada. Dr. Dorion has researched, lectured and published extensively in forensic dentistry and edited the only stand-alone books on Bitemark Evidence (1st and 2nd editions).
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