Department of Restorative Dentistry

Mary A. Bush, DDS
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry

Office Address

235G Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214


Faculty Profile
Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
Course Director: Dental and Oral Anatomy

President: American Society of Forensic Odontology (2011)
Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Editorial Board: Journal of Forensic Sciences
General Forensics Research and Development Technology Working Group, Department of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

Research Profile
Research Interests: Forensic Dentistry

Laboratory: B1 Squire Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus

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Representative publications
Sheets HD, Bush PJ, Brzozowski C, Nawrocki LA, Ho P, and Bush MA. Dental Shape Match Rates in Selected and Orthodontically Treated Populations in New York State: A Two Dimensional Study. J Forensic Sci 2011; 56(3): 621-626.

Sheets HD, Bush MA. Mathematical Matching of a Dentition to Bitemarks: Use and Evaluation of Affine Methods. For Sci Int 2011; 207(1-3):111-118.

Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets, HD. Statistical Evidence for the Similarity of the Human Dentition. J Forensic Sci 2011; 56(1):118-23.

Bonstein T, Mikulski LM, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Photoactivated Disinfection of Streptococcus Intermedius Through Dentin Disc at Clinically Relevant Intervals: An in Vitro Study. Archives of Oral Biology 2010. 55(10): 771-777.

Bush MA, Hermanson A, Yetto R, Wiezcowski G. The Use of Ultraviolet LED Illumination for Composite Resin Removal: An In Vitro Study. General Dentistry 2010. 58(5):214-218.

Bush MA, Cooper HI, Dorion RBJ. Bitemark Profiling and Arbitrary Distortion Compensation Examined: Inquiry into Scientific Basis. J Forensic Sci 2010; 55(4):976-83.

Bush MA, Thorsrud K, Miller RG, Dorion RBJ, Bush PJ. The Response of Skin to Applied Stress: Investigation of Bitemark Distortion in a Cadaver Model. J Forensic Sci 2010;55(1):71-6.

Bush MA, Bush PJ. Dental Materials as an Aid in Victim Identification: Calcined Remains. Scanning Microscopy. 2010 DOI: 10.1117/12.853311|UNSP 772914; 7729.

Bush PJ, Bush MA. Scanning Methods as Applied to Bitemark Analysis. Scanning Microscopy. 2010 DOI: 10.1117/12.853312|UNSP 772915; 7729.

Miller RG, Bush PJ, Dorion RBJ, Bush MA. Uniqueness of the Dentition as Impressed in Human Skin: A Cadaver Model. J Forensic Sci 2009; 54(4):909-14.

Rattle CN, Bush MA. Fluorescence and Structural Degradation in Composite Resin as a Function of Temperature: A Comprehensive Study. J Forensic Sci. 2009; 54(2): 433-38.

Bush MA, Miller RG, Bush PJ, Dorion RBJ. Biomechanical Factors in Human Dermal Bitemarks in a Cadaver Model. J Forensic Sci. 2009; 54(1):167-76.

Bush MA, Miller RG, Norrlander A, Bush PJ. Analytical Survey of Restorative Resins by SEM/EDS and XRF: Databases for Forensic Purposes. J Forensic Sci. 2008; 53(2): 419-25.

Bonnavilla J, Bush MA, Bush PJ, Pantera E. Identification of Incinerated Root Canal Filling Materials after Exposure to High Heat Incineration. J Forensic Sci. 2008; 53(2): 412-18.

Hermanson AS, Bush MA, Miller RG, Bush PJ. Ultraviolet Illumination as an Adjunctive Aid in Dental Inspection J Forensic Sci. 2008;53(2) 408-411.

Bergslien ET, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Identification of Cremains Using X-ray Diffraction Spectroscopy and a Comparison to Trace Element Analysis. Forensic Sci Int. 2008;175, 218-226.

Bush MA, Miller RG, Fagin H, Bush PJ. The Role of Dental Materials in Situations Involving High Temperatures: A Review Article in Forensic Odontology. Minerva Medicolegale. 2007; 127(2) 97-105.

Bush MA, Miller RG, Prutzman-Pfieffer JA, Bush PJ. Identification Through XRF Analysis of Dental Restorative Resin Materials: A Comprehensive Study Of Non-Cremated, Cremated, and Processed Cremated Individuals. J Forensic Sci. 2007; 52(1) 157-165.

Bush MA, Miller RG, Bush PJ. Detection and Classification of Composite Resins in Incinerated Teeth for Forensic Purposes. J Forensic Sci. 2006; 51(3) 636-642.


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