I.O.F.O.S. Board – years 2014/2017
Prof. Vilma Pinchi, President – Italy –
Vilma Pinchi is an Associate Professor of Legal Medicine at Forensic Medical Sciences section of Sciences of Health Department of University of Firenze. She completed her dental studies at University of Perugia cum laude in 1993, her PhD in Medical Forensic Sciences cum laude in 1999 at University of Brescia and Master in Bioethics in Clinical Daily Activity at University of Firenze in 2009.Since 1993 she has worked as private practitioner and is regularly appointed as expert witness in criminal and civil Courts both in cases involving body identification, age ascertainment and dental professional liability.
She is the Secretary of Pro.O.F. (Forensic Odontology Project) and the course organizer of the annual post-graduate Master in Forensic Odontology at University of Firenze . She is co-author of forensic odontology and legal medicine textbooks, has written several scientific articles and lectures nationally and internationally.
Prof. Hrvoje Brkic, Vice President – Croatia –
Hrvoje Brkić was born on August 12th 1963 in Zagreb. In 1988 he graduated from the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb. Ever since December 1998 he has been working at the Department of Dental Anthropology. He has been teaching dental morphology and courses in forensic dentistry in the graduate and post graduate studies.
Until today he has been managing several Croatian scientific projects as well as one international project financed by the EU. Since 2003 he has been the Vice Dean of the School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb.
He has actively participated at numerous international conferences and he has published more than 100 scientific and professional publications, books and book chapters. He is also a member of several international editorial boards and, since 2006, he has been the editor in chief of the Journal Acta Stomatologica Croatica. He is married and father of three children.
Dr. Francesco Pradella, Secretary – Italy –
Private dental practitioner and forensic odontologist since 1985. He took a MD degree at the University of Padua in 1981, a DDS degree at the University of Verona in 1984 and a MSc degree in forensic odontology at the University of Florence in 2008.
He has been involved in damage evaluation cases and in forensic odontology cases since 1985 as a consultant for insurance companies, private or public institutions. He regularly acts as expert consultant in criminal and civil court cases involving the different fields of forensic odontology. He has attended many courses and delivered papers and oral presentations related to forensic odontology in Italy and abroad, and has published scientific articles in national journals. Member of many scientific societies and among them SIMLA (Italian Society of Legal Medicine) and Pro.O.F (Forensic Odontology Project).
Dr. Patrick Thevissen, Treasurer, Editor JFOS – Belgium –
Patrick Thevissen finished his dental studies in 1980 at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium and started a private dental practice in 1981. In 2005 he obtained his master’s degree (Msc) in forensic odontology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Since 2007 he has worked in the Department of Forensic Odontology at the School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and teaches forensic odontology to international post graduate students. In 2009 he started his Phd thesis at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven on the research topic: Non-destructive forensic odontological age estimations revisited.
Dr. Stefano Garatti, Webmaster – Italy –
He is a private dental practitioner in Monza (Italy). He is also the Clinical Supervisor of Department of Dentistry at the “A.O. of Desio and Vimercate” near Milan.
He took a DDS degree at the University of Milan in 1986 and a MSc degree in forensic odontology at the University of Florence in 2008.
He cooperate with Special Care Dentistry at the hospital of Carate Brianza, near Milan, and he is the chief of Special Care Orthodontics in the same hospital.
Forensic Odontologist since 1997, he has been involved in damage evaluation and in forensic odontology cases as a consultant for insurance companies, private or public institutions. He regularly acts as expert consultant in civil court cases involving the forensic odontology concern, especially dental professional liability.
He is co-author of Forensic Odontology and Special Care Dentistry textbooks, has written several scientific articles and lectures nationally and internationally.
Since 2006 member of the board and webmaster of Pro.O.F (Forensic Odontology Project).
Prof. Ruediger Lessig, Newsletter editor – Germany –
He is director of the Institute of of Legal Medicine of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenbergof and Memberof the Senate of the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg. He is president of the German Society of Forensic Odontostomatology.
He graduated in Stomatology in Volgograd/Russia in 1981 and in medicine at the University of Leipzig/Germany in 1983, Specialist of legal medicine at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Leipzig in 1987.
He wrote more than 100 publications of scientific work in forensic medicine, forensic genetics and forensic odonto-stomatology, and book chapters in international Journals.
Member of several scientific organizations – ISFG (Intarnational Society of Forensic Genetics), German Society of Legal Medicine, German Society of Stomatology, German Association of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology.
- Dr. Sang Seob Lee – Korean Committee of Forensic Odontology/Dental Jurisprudence (South Korea)
- Dr. John Rosie – British Association of Forensic Odontology (United Kingdom)
- Dr. Giulia Vitale – Forensic Odontology Project (Italy)
Updated by S. Garatti – Dec/27/2014