“Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Arto Demirjian, Professor Emeritus at the Université de Montréal, researcher in Forensic Odontology, and responsible for the “Demirjian Method” used worldwide for dental age estimation. Thanks for your heritage to the world.

The IOFOS Board”



The Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) has been responsible for the international promotion of forensic odonto-stomatology since 1968, and it has included this area of dentistry in all FDI activities. Five years after the FDI’s decision to recognize forensic odonto-stomatology as a new field, the pioneers met to organize themselves as the International Organization for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (IOFOS). They have decided to use well-defined, deliberate ways of working that are well-aligned with the objectives. In Paris in 1973 they elected Professor Gosta Gustafson from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden as the first president of IOFOS.
Over the past half-century, IOFOS has prospered and grown into a strong international organization with clearly defined goals:

(a) To provide a liaison between societies of (legal) forensic odontology on a global basis.
(b) To promote goodwill, advancement and research in forensic odontology.
(c) To publish a newsletter on a regular basis.

With these goals, IOFOS began in 1973 with the publication of the International Journal of Forensic Dentistry, which was the forerunner of today’s Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology.