Dentistry clinical associate professor named president-elect of American Society of Forensic Odontology 

Dr. Mary A. Cimrmancic, clinical associate professor of general dental sciences in the School of Dentistry, has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Forensic Odontology for February 2025-2026 and will spend 2024-25 as president-elect. 

Founded in 1970, the American Society of Forensic Odontology works to advance the cause of forensic dentistry and develop and maintain the highest standards of practice. The organization accomplishes its goals via study, discussion, seminars, publications and liaison with other organized agencies. 

Cimrmancic earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Marquette. She practiced general dentistry in private practice and community dental settings while teaching part-time at Marquette until 2011, when she joined the School of Dentistry as a full-time faculty member. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities in the clinic, Cimrmancic directs dental rounds and head and neck anatomy courses, provides lectures in oral biology and biomedical systems, and provides laboratory instruction in digital dentistry. 

Her forensic experience includes casework as well as training forensic and investigative personnel. A forensic dental officer with Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams Region V, she has deployed Louisiana in response to Hurricane Katrina, and to New York City for COVID-19. 

Cimrmancic serves on Forensic Odontology Standards Committees with the American Dental Association, NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board and the International Organization for Standards.