British Association for Forensic Odontology

BAFO Annual Conference Nov 3-4, 2017 (click for program)

Advance Notice

The BAFO annual conference will take place in Newcastle on the 3rd and 4th of November 2017.

As usual there is a varied and interesting program. This year we have invited several international guest speakers  to provide a different point of view, including a man who spent 33 years in prison in the US on evidence including a bite mark, who was exonerated using modern DNA techniques. Not to be missed.




Time Slot Speaker Subject
13:45-14:00 Dr Douglas Sheasby

President of BAFO 2017

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Forensic Odontology, University of Glasgow

Opening of Conference and Chatham House Rules
14:00-14:50 Dr Phil Ower

Specialist in Periodontics

Wg Cdr (Retired) RAF Dental Branch/Defence Dental Services

Dental Forensics in 1994 – The Last Flight of Zulu Delta 576
14:50-15:10 Dr Scheila Manica

Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Odontology, University of Dundee

Forensic Odontologist

Introduction to Posters of MSc Students
15:10-15:40 Tea/Coffee Break/Look at Posters  
15:40-16:00 Dr Roland Kouble

Forensic Odontologist


Paranormal Bite Mark Injuries: Examining a historical case
16:00-16:20 Dr Ron Foden

Forensic Odontologist

GDP (Retired)

Missing for years – two Coroners’ Cases
16:20-16:50 Tea/Coffee Break/Look at Posters
16:50-17:50 AGM



Time Slot Speaker Subject
09:00-09:15 Chair Opening of Conference Day Two and Chatham House Rules
09:15-10:00 Dr Iain Macleod

Consultant & Hon. Clin. Sen. Lecturer in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, Newcastle Dental Hospital & School

Tales of a radiological odontologist
10:00-10:45 Prof Richard Welbury

Professor of Paediatric Dentistry

School of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire.

Safeguarding and the dental team – a National and International responsibility
10:45-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-12:15 Dr Corinne D’Anjou

Forensic Odontologist,

Quebec Public Security, Canada

Dr James (Jimbo) Goodrich

Forensic Odontologist,

History Flight Inc.

Tarawa: No Radiographs Atoll
12:15-13:15 Prof Graham Roberts

Visiting Professor at King’s College London Dental Institute

Dental Age Estimation.

Dr Victoria Lucas

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, King’s College London Dental Institute, Dental Age Estimation.

Dental Age Estimation: The Simple Average Method (SAM), the Threshold Assignment Method (TAM) and Dental Age Quick Sheets (DAQS).  Recent Developments in Simplifying DAE
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Dr Nigel Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology, Newcastle University.

Home Office Pathologist for North East of England.

In Suspicious Circumstances
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:15 Dana Delger

Staff Attorney, Strategic Litigation, Innocence Project, Inc.

New York, USA.

Keith Harward

Innocence Project client.

Bite Mark Comparisons: The Human Cost of Unreliable Science
17:00-17:15 Chair Dinner Brief and Closure of Conference 2017



Location:Crowne Plaza, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE1 3SA.
Website:click here
Dates: 3-11-20174-11-2017
Duration:Two days
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