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
Co-editors: Rüdiger Lessig, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva, Vilma Pinchi, Patrick Thevissen
Authors: Group of authors
Publisher: Naklada Slap
Number of pages: 450
Illustrations: 287 in color
Size: 28 cm x 21 cm
Date of publishing: 2020
Price: 80 Euro
Price in subscription: 55 Euro
“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”.
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”.