DVI resource


Information for new members, and a reminder for old lags, about DVI:

Who is deployed?

Australia: each state/territory has an odontology coordinator and team to respond to a local disaster. State resources and the magnitude of the event will dictate if interstate help is required, and the given coordinator will invite whom they choose to assist.

Overseas:  the Australian Federal Police (AFP) may become involved in events where Australian citizens have died, or the affected country invites them to assist. AuSFO maintains a roster for first-responders in case a request comes from the AFP. This is on bi-monthly rotation, and can be found on the DVI page of the website. The “on-call” state arranges for someone to deploy.

Why does it seem like it is always the same old people deployed?

A lot of experience is needed – it is a pressure-cooker environment, often with little peer support.

Is it a dog chasing its tail -how do I get experience?

Talk to your regional coordinator about casework, workshops and training. If and when you are sent will depend on the need for personnel plus your expertise and availability.

Things to consider:

  1. Up to date passport
  2. Up to date vaccinations
  3. Check that your indemnity insurer is happy to cover you
  4. Check that any income protection insurance would be valid
  5. Have copies of Dental Registration, Radiation Licence, Passport and Vaccination Schedule handy

I have been unable to clarify the insurance issue, but below was the situation in 2010:

“AFP are working towards written terms of deployment. However, in the mean time members should be aware of Insurance issue: “If you or your employer anticipate payment for your services, the expectation is that you or your employer will provide insurance, including professional indemnity cover for services conducted internationally and personal travel insurance”.


AUSFO INC.  DVI ROSTERS JAN  2016-2017 (updated 15/02/2017)***


AuSFO FLYAWAY KITS – January 2017

NSW – Nomad, sensor and computer. Basic supplies for a week.

SA – Nomad, sensor and computer but Nomad belongs to SAPOL.

VIC – Nomad, digital camera and two back packs with usual dental supplies for several weeks

WA – no kit

TAS – no kit

ACT – no kit but Federal police have one somewhere.

QLD – no kit

NT – no kit

AuSFO Disaster Victim Identification Forensic Odontology Guide

Click to download: AuSFO Disaster Victim Identification GuideVersion 3.pdf – to follow

AuSFO Disaster Victim Identification Resources

Click to download: disaster_victim_identification_training_resources.pdf (to follow)

Click to download: AFP _Solo Deployment report proformer (to follow)

Click to download: GB_KrystalX Easy_2402b

Click to download: DentalEye_Operating_Manual

Click to download: Deployment checklist



RecordRegister is a software program for any Windows platform, with or without MS Access.  It is open for download, thanks to the generosity of Dr Anthony Lake. . This program is useful for any DVI section requiring Staff and Records flow management and reporting and referencing. It supplements the DVI Sys Int program (case management and search engine) regarding Quality management of an individual area of DVI e.g. odontology. The files include a user manual and a hands-on training course.  The file contains a zip file with a  self installing setup file .

DVI System International V5 with MPUB

This is the latest version of the guide for  software DVI system.

For the basic dental user guide : Click here to download pdf file





On the 8th – 10th May 2013,  Sherlin Chiam attended the expert working group meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please find the report for the meeting by clicking on the link.

Asia pacific DVI working group_2013_report