Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Winter 2019
Location: East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Date: Saturday February 2, 2019
Topic: Dentistry from the Cradle to the Grave: Helping Dentists Recognize and Report Abuse/Neglect and Human Trafficking along with a Discussion on the Role of a Forensic Odontologist
Speaker: John P. (Jack) Kenney, DDS, MS
Dr. Kenney received his dental degree in 1977, his certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry (’79) and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology (’79) all from Loyola University of Chicago. He was in private practice for 37 years in Park Ridge IL. He is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry and Forensic Odontology (the only such dual boarded dentist) He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, The International College of Dentists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is a Life Member of the ADA and the AAPD. His forensic education includes the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Walter Reed AMC), University of Texas HSC San Antonio, St Louis U Medical School, The FBI Academy, and The National Emergency Training Center/National Fire Academy. Beginning with the American Airlines DC 10 crash in Chicago he has participated in 8 major mass fatality incidents including 9-11, served as the Chief Forensic Odontologist and Disaster Team Director for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office (Chicago metro)(1984-1997) and Deputy Coroner and Director of Identification Services for the DuPage County IL Coroner’s Office (1997-2013). As a member of DMORT, the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team, he was the primary Odontology Consultant to the National DMORT Commander during 9-11. He is one of two dental and three anthropological consultants to the U.S. Joint POW MIA Accounting Command Central Identification Laboratory at Hickham AFB HI. Currently he is a consultant to the Davidson County TN Medical Examiner’s Office. He has lectured on 5 continents; In the US, at the FBI Academy, the Smithsonian Institute and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology along with numerous ADA, State, regional and local dental societies. He was a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice and a speaker for the ADA Lecture series. He was elected twice as President of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, was Vice-Chair of the Forensic Sciences Foundation and represents the Odontology section on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He was on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Identification and the Journal of Forensic Sciences. He has published numerous book chapters and articles on forensic dentistry and the dental aspects of child abuse/domestic violence. He has completed hundreds of identification and bite mark cases, and testified over 100 times as an expert witness in court. He currently splits his time between Chicago and Nashville TN.