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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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