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AuSFO offers multiple membership categories to ensure our society is open to multidisciplinary, international and student applicants as well as Australian practicing and retired dentists. Details of each member category are outlined below.

Member benefits include:
  • Information regarding DVI planning and deployment
  • Access to AuSFO grants
  • Reduced registration fees for any AuSFO events
  • Access to reports and notices from the forensic odontology community
  • Ability to connect with other members
  • Additional forensic odontology resources


All prospective members should:
  • Support the purposes of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology, Inc.
  • Agree to comply with the Rules of Association of the Australian Society of Forensic Odontology, Inc.
  • Agree to comply with the ANZFSS Code of Ethics and Code of Professional conduct.

Membership Categories

Full Member

Must be a registered dentist/forensic odontologist in Australia.

Members in this category must have full registration with the Dental Board of Australia, but do not need to be registered as Specialists (Forensic Odontologists) or members of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), in the Faculty of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology.

Associate Member

Overseas registered dentists, other registered dental practitioners in Australia and persons with a qualification in a related area.

Members in this category may include registered Dental Therapists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Prosthetists, registered members of the medical profession, or persons with a relevant science qualification (eg: anatomy, anthropology).

This category is also open to overseas registered dentists, who do not have Australian registration.


Student Member

Undergraduates, overseas post graduate students training in Australia.

Members in this category may include undergraduate dental students studying at an Australian University with an interest in Forensic Odontology, or overseas trained dentists studying forensic odontology at a graduate or post-graduate level.


Life Member

Members in this category will have made a significant contribution over a long period of time to Forensic Odontology. Members in this category will have been active members of AuSFO at some stage, but do not need to be currently registered dentists or active members of the Society at the time of their election.

Life members are proposed, and voted into this category at an AuSFO AGM.

Retired Member

Members in this category are no longer active members of the Society, but maintain an interest in Forensic Odontology. 

Honorary Member

The Society may grant Honorary membership to Presidents of related Societies (eg NZ, UK, USA).

A resolution must be passed at an AGM to either revoke or offer Honorary Membership. This category applies only to the position in the related Society, and lapses once the member ceases to hold that position in that Society.


Once the Treasurer sets fees for Full members, Associate members will be set at 75% of this rate, and Student and Retired members will be at 50% of this rate.
Life Members, and Honorary members do not pay fees.


If you would like more information, please contact us

If you would like to join you can find a membership application here