The mission of this association is to provide to its members educational seminars, to disseminate useful information related to all the disciplines of the forensic sciences, and to encourage the highest ethical standards in the collection, preservation, and examination of odonto-stomotological evidence. It is also to establish a platform for the dental fraternity to exchange mutually their knowledge, skill, professionalism and expertise in the field of Forensic Odontology.
To carry out our mission, the association is encouraging active members from dental, medical, forensic disciplines and law enforcing agencies of the country.
The first general body meeting was held on Sunday the16th June at Hotel Savera, Dr.Radhakrishnan salai, Chennai at 10.30 AM. The following members were elected to the office:
President - Dr J G Kannappan MDS., FICD.,
109, Dr R K Salai, Chennai – 600 004.
Vice-President - Dr B S Bagi BDS., LLS., LLM.,
1361, Maruti galli,
Belgaum – 590 002.
Secretary - Dr S Balagopal MDS., MSc ( Forensic Sc.);
No.24, 92nd Street, 18th Avenue,
Ashok Nagar, Chennai - 600 083,
Phones:4746048 / 3710179 / 9840046048
Treasurer – DrRaji Viola Samraj
Dept of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Ragas Dental College
2/102, east Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai – 600 119.
Jt. Secretary - Dr K Nagesh BDS.,
169, Raghu Complex,
7th Main Sripuram, Bangalore – 560 021.
Proposed Executive Committee Members-1) Dr Ashit B Acharya, 2) Dr HariParkash.
At the meeting it was resolved to conduct the first annual conference of the IAFO on Sunday the 29th December 2002.
The formation of the IAFO was officially intimated to the President of India, Prime Minister, Governor of Tamilnadu, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and the President of the Dental Council of India. The objectives and the mission of the association was made known to them. The members of the association have offered to render their help in all the matters they can be useful in.
The first IAFO National Conference was conducted on 29th December 2002 at the auditorium of Madras ENT Research Foundation, Pvt. Ltd. No.15, P S Sivasamy Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004. The Chief Guest of the function was Prof C Damodaran, Director, Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai and the guest of honour was Dr Mohan Kameswaran, Chairman, MadrasENT Research Foundation Pvt Ltd.
The second IAFO National Conference was conducted on Sunday the 28th December 2003 at the Sri Ramachandra Dental College Auditorium of the SRMC & RI (Deemed University). Professor T Samraj, was the Organising Chairman of the conference, Prof S. Balagopal, the secretary, Dr B. Sivapadasundaram was the Scientific committee chairman and Dr Raji, the treasurer for the conference. The Chief Guest was Prof T. K. Parthasarathy, the Vice-Chancellor of the Sri Ramachandra University.
The third IAFO National Conference was conducted at Ragas Dental College, Chennai
The fourth IAFO National Conference was conducted at Vinayaka Missions, Penang International Dental College, Salem
The fourth IAFO National Conference was conducted at Dr MGR University, Poonamalee High Road, Chennai
The fourth IAFO National Conference was conducted at SDM College of Dental Sciences , Dharwar, Karnataka
Now the seventh IAFO National Conference which was originally proposed to be conducted at Goa is being organised at Chennai due to unavoidable reasons.