Phyllis Ho, DDS, D-ABFO Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Dentist

Specialty Focus: Dental Malpractice, Standards of Care, Elder abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Bite Mark Analysis, Age Assessment or Age Estimation, Dental Identification, Forensic Dentistry, Elder abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Independent Dental Examinations

Education: DDS, 1988, New York University, College of Dentistry; AEPGD Certificate, 1989, New York University, College of Dentistry; D-ABFO, American Board of Forensic Odontology

Years in Practice: 30


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Dr. Ho received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1983 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) in 1988. She achieved a certificate from the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry from NYUCD and completed an externship at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Hong Kong, both in 1989. As a forensic specialist, she works as a consultant for the Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner and has been a responder to 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Maria as a member of DMORT. She has been an active reviewing member of the National Dental Image Repository/CJIS-LEO under the aegis of the FBI since its inception. She has taught at NYUCD, at Stonybrook University College of Dental Medicine and at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a guest lecturer. She has presented in New York, Florida, Minnesota, Vermont, Cologne, Germany, Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Interpol in Lyons, France on Forensics and is a co-author on Human Abuse in an upcoming chapter of an international University textbook. She is a member of the OSAC under NIST, writing standards in Forensics as part of the Odontology Sub-working Group. She has completed nearly 1200 hours of continuing education. Her Professional Affiliations: New York County Dental Society New York State Dental Association American Dental Association Eastern Dental Society, past member of Board of Governors New York City Medical Reserve Corps Suffolk County Medical Reserve Corps American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Fellow New York Society of Forensic Dentistry, Immediate Past President Suffolk Society of Forensic Dentistry, past Education Officer American Society of Forensic Dentistry, Board of Governors Association of Forensic Odontologists for Human Rights, Past Secretary Dentify.Me, international member Kenyon International Forensic Dental Consultant