American Board of Forensic Odontology, Inc. Diplomates Reference Manual



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American Board of Forensic Odontology, Inc.

Diplomates Reference Manual

Section I: Preface, Acknowledgments, Background, Functions & Purposes


American Board

of

Forensic Odontology

Diplomates Reference
Manual

August 2013 Edition

American Board of Forensic

Odontology, Inc.
DIPLOMATES REFERENCE MANUAL
TABLE of CONTENTS

SECTION I

PREFACE


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

BACKGROUND, FUNCTION & PURPOSES


SECTION II

BYLAWS


Section 1. Name.

Section 2. Location of Offices.

Section 3. Purposes.

Section 4. Sponsors.

ARTICLE I: MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION

Section 1. Eligibility for Membership.

Section 2. Qualifications for Membership.

Section 3. Classes of Members.

Section 4. Certification.

Section 5. Eligibility to Hold Office.

Section 6. Fee Obligations.

Section 7. Binding Arbitration.

ARTICLE II: CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT

Section 1. The Code.

Section 2. Guiding Principles.

Section 3. Grounds for Discipline.

Section 4. Investigative Body.

Section 5. Investigation Initiating Action.

Section 6. Judiciary Process.

Section 7. Confidentiality, Rules, and AAFS Ethics.

ARTICLE III: MEETINGS

Section 1. Annual Meetings of the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Special meetings of the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Conduct of Board of Directors Business.

Section 4. The Diplomates Annual Meeting.

Section 5. Territory.

Section 6. Quorum.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT

Section 1. Board of Directors.

Section 2. Officers.

Section 3. Executive Committee.

Section 4. Nominating Committee.

Section 5. Elections.

ARTICLE V: COMMITTEES

Section 1. Special Committees.

Section 2. Standing Committees for Administrative Purposes.

Section 3. Standing Committees for Standards, Methods, and

Procedures.

Section 4. Certification and Examination Committee.

Section 5. Ethics Committee.

Section 6. Strategic Planning Committee

Section 7.

Section 8.

ARTICLE VI: FUNDS AND EXPENDITURES

Section 1. Income and Expenditures.

Section 2. Bi-annual Audit.

Section 3. Fiscal Year.

Section 4. Indemnity, Surety, and Fidelity.

Section 5. Compensation and Reimbursement.

ARTICLE VII: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Section 1. Definitions.

Section 2. Seal and Insignia.

Section 3. Parliamentary Authority.

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS

Section 1. Repeal or Amendment of Previous Bylaws.

Section 2. Amendment Procedures.


A BRIEF HISTORY

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

HISTORICAL LISTING OF ABFO OFFICERS:

REGISTRATION DOCUMENTATION
SECTION III

POLICIES PROCEDURES STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Nominating Committee

Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers

Fees


Travel Policy

Application Protocol for ABFO Research Funding

Research Funding for ABFO

Dental School Curriculum Guidelines for Forensic Odonotology

Definitions of Guidelines/Standards and Policies

Guideline, Standards and Policies Revisions Protocol

Certification and Examination Committee

Qualifications and Requirements for Certification

ABFO Workshops

ABFO Workshop Policy

ABFO Repositories for Bitemark and Dental Age Estimation cases

General Provisions Concerning Certification

Procedure for Application and Certification

Examination Process

Recertification Program

ABFO Code of Ethics Form for Notarization

Policy on Continuing Forensic Dental Education

BITEMARK RELATED INFORMATION

Scientific Methodology Review

Bitemark Analysis Guidelines

Bitemark Terminology

TERMS INDICATING INJURY IS A BITEMARK

ABFO BITEMARK STANDARDS

ABFO Bitemark Report Writing Guidelines

Bitemark Case Review Policy

Bitemark Methodology

Methods to Preserve Bitemark Evidence

Methods of Comparing Bitemark Evidence

Standards for Bitemark Analytical Methods

BODY IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Body Identification Guidelines

History


Dental Information in Missing /Unidentified Person Cases

The Identification Process

Scientific Identification

Dental Identification

Missing Person Cases

Unidentified Body Cases

Preserving the Dental Information

Search and Comparison Programs

WinID: History and Development

Mass Fatality Incident Guidelines: Development of a Dental Identification Team

Dental Age Estimation Guidelines and Standards

ABFO OFFICERS

ABFO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ABFO COMMITTEES

ABFO AWARDS

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