Croatian Association of Forensic Stomatology

IOFOS member of since 1997


The vision of CAFS is to encourage professional and scientific development in forensic dentistry / odontology. Efforts are not limited to Croatia, but aim to disseminate our results and methods through international cooperation. International cooperation and networking in forensic odontology is an extremely important goal of the CAFS.


In the realization of the vision it is necessary to build professional resources and ensure regular rejuvenation of professional staff, practical work in the morgue and regular dental identifications. Forensic odontology refers to the science and practice of dentistry which may be applied to help solve litigation in both criminal and civil cases. Forensic work and its application in professional practice should be involved in university education of dentists and regular continuing education courses, in publishing professional and scientific books and articles, and in inviting international experts.

New international university textbook

Forensic Odonto-Stomatology by IOFOS

Editor: Hrvoje Brkić
Co-editors: Rüdiger Lessig, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva, Vilma Pinchi, Patrick Thevissen
Authors: Group of authors
Publisher: Naklada Slap
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 450
Illustrations: 287 in color
Tables: 22
Size: 28 cm x 21 cm
Date of publishing: 2020
Price: 80 Euro
Price in subscription: 55 Euro
ISBN: 978-953-191-940-1
The international university textbook “Forensic Odonto-Stomatology by IOFOS” has been completed in 2020. A large number of internationally recognized authors from around the world have published a textbook for students, forensic odontologists and all those interested in our field of work. The textbook was published by “Naklada Slap” – a propulsive Croatian publisher and was proofread by Elsevier.

“The subject of the proposed book is of current interest. Our world is not always peaceful, neither privately nor politically. And there are always natural disasters or other events where many people die. Here the teeth as the most important anatomical structures in the field of identification are still a valuable help. This is why we also speak of Dental Fingerprinting. And the fact is, no doubt, that teeth, because they are frequently better preserved than bones, represent an important biological source material about our present and past. For various reasons, it can be assumed that this book will not be an update alone. The development of methods in medicine, life sciences and in the development of imaging techniques is rapid, so such special books are an absolute necessity. And these books will find a market, if the concept is designed like this, i.e. as a textbook for students and as a guide for practitioners. Thus, it will also close a gap to general forensics, where dental forensics is usually neglected. Judging from the information given, I think that the subject is being covered adequately by the proposal. Under the current concept, I can say also that the material presented in the textbook is following a logical manner. All in all the proposed book is an important book, and it will find its special readership: researchers and practitioners from forensic medicine, dental forensics and dental anthropology, but can also serve as an interesting reference work for physicians and anthropologists in general. In my opinion, the book represents the state of research or the state-of-the-art in the field, which it describes: dental forensics”.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt W. Alt

(DPU) | Steiner Landstraße 124 | A- 3500 Krems-Stein, Danube Private University

“This is a genuine international cooperation that brings together the works of experts in all the different fields of forensic odontology. Answers to most questions that can be imagined can be found here, also such often overlooked subjects as dental charting and quality assurance. It is not possible to recount all chapters and all authors in this review but I have met most of them. At scientific conferences, at the Interpol DVI meetings, and some also at work on disaster sites, after the tsunami that devastated the countries around the Bengal Bay on December 26th, 2004 or the Bali bombing in 2002.
Forensic odontology is a small discipline and we, the forensic odontologists, comprise a small community. Nevertheless, the importance of the contribution of the science of forensic odontology makes up a huge and important part of many forensic investigations, in the past, in the present and certainly in the future”.
Irena Dawidson DDS, PhD

Forensic odontology section, Solna Sweden Chair Forensic Odontology Sub-Working Group on DVI, Interpol, RATTSMDICINALVERKET