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Mary                           Bush

Mary A. Bush 

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Associate Professor

 

Education and Training:
  • Cert, AEGD, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (2000)
  • DDS, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1999)
  • BA, Economics, Buffalo State College (1990)
Employment:
  • Research Scientist, Chemistry, Buffalo State College, Buffalo State College (2011-present)
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Dentistry, SUNY at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Restorative Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005–2006)
  • Dentist, Niagara Quality Care Dentistry (2003–2005)
  • Dentist, Wheatfield Family Dentistry (2000–2003)
Awards and Honors:
  • Alan Gross Award (2012)
  • Forensic Sciences Foundation Emerging Science Award (2012)
  • Alan J. Gross Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)
  • UUP individual development award (2011)
  • Forensic Sciences Foundation Emerging Technology Award (2011)
  • Certificate of Service given by the Erie County Executive (2009)
  • Recognition of service for flight 3407 given by Erie County Medical Examin. (2009)
  • UUP Individual Development Award (2008)
  • UUP Individual Development Award (2007)

Research Expertise:
  • Dentistry
  • Forensic Odontology
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • October 2011–October 2012
    Principal Shape Variation in Bitemark Analysis
    Forensic Sciences Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,500
  • January 2011–March 2012
    Shape Measurement Tools in Impression Evidence: A Statistical Approach
    Midwest forensics resource center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $52,841
  • September 2009–September 2010
    Characterization of the Humann Dentition: 3D Analysis
    Forensic Sciences Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000
  • November 2008–November 2009
    The Response of the Skin to Applied Stress: Biomechanical Factors and Distortion
    Forensci Science Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000
  • August 2007–August 2008
    UUP Development Award
    UUP
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $995
  • December 2006–August 2007
    Identification through X-Ray Fluorescence: Analysis of Dental Restorative Resin
    InnoveX systems
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $43,215
  • August 2006–August 2007
    Classification of Restorative Resins for Foresnic Purposes: Database Generation
    American Society of Forensic Odontology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,800
  • August 2007–February 2007
    Tranferability of the Uniquenesss of the Dentition to Human Skin :Macroscopic and Microscopic Detail
    American Society of Forensic Odontology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,200
  • January 2006–December 2006
    Classification of Restorative Resins for Forensic Purposes: Database Generation
    American Society of Forensic Odontology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,800
  • January 2008
    A Clinical Evaluation of a Composite Resin Posterior Restorative Systems
    Role: Contributor
  • August 2006
    Clinical Evaluation of a Self-Adhesive Composite Resin on Class I and II Restorations.
    Role: Co-Investigator
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Journal Articles:
  • Soon A, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Complex layered dental restorations: Are they recognizable and do they survive extreme conditions?. Forensic Science International. 2015; 254(1-4).
  • Bush MA. Distortion in Fingerprints; A Statistical Investigation Using Shape Measurement Tools.. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2014.
  • Bush MA. MA Shape Measurement Tools in Footwear Analysis: A Statistical Investigation of Accidental Characteristics Over Time.. Forensic Science International. 2013.
  • Sheets HD, Bush PJ, Bush MA.. Patterns of Variation and Match Rates of the Anterior Biting Dentition: Characteristics of a Database of 3D Scanned Dentitions. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2013.
  • Holtkoetter H, Bush PJ, Bush MA, Sheets HD. Transfer of Dental Patterns to Human Skin.. Forensic Science International. 2013.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets HDS. A Detailed Study of Multiple Bitemarks Inflicted in Human Skin by a Single Dentition under Controlled Conditions.. Forensic Science International. 2012.
  • Sheets HD, Bush PJ, Bush MA.. Distortion and Covariation of the Maxillary and Mandibular Dentition as Impressed in Human Skin.. Forensic Science Intrenational. 2012.
  • Bush MA, Miller RG.. The Crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Advanced Techniques in Victim Identification.. Journal of the American Dental Association. 2011.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets, HD. Similarity and Match Rates of the Human Dentition In 3 Dimensions: Relevance to Bitemark Analysis. International Journal of Legal Medicine. 2011.
  • Sheets, HD, Bush PJ, Bush MA. Dental Shape Match Rates in Open and Orthodontically Treated Populations: A 2 Dimensional Study. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2011.
  • Sheets, HS, Bush PJ, Bush MA. Mathematical Matching of a Dentition to Bitemarks: Use and Evaluation of Affine Methods. Forensic Sciences International. 2011.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets HD.. A Study of Multiple Bitemarks Inflicted in Human Skin by a Single Dentition Using Geometric Morphometric Analysis.. Forensic Science Intrenational. 2011.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets, HD. Statistical Evidence for the Similarity of the Human Dentition. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2011.
  • 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.
  • Bush MA, Cooper HI, Dorion RBJ. Bitemark Profiling and Arbitrary Distortion Compensation Examined: Inquiry into Scientific Basis.. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • Bush PJ, Bush MA. Scanning Methods Applied to Bitemark Analysis. SPIE. 2010.
  • Bush MA, Bush, PJ. Dental Materials as an Aid for Victim Identification: Examination of Calcined Remains by SEM/EDS. SPIE. 2010.
  • Bush MA, Thorsrud K, Miller RG, Dorion RB, Bush PJ. The Response of Skin to Applied Stress: Investigation of Bitemark Distortion in a Cadaver Model J Forensic Sci. 2010.
  • 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.
  • Miller RG, Bush PJ, Dorion RB, Bush MA. Uniqueness of the dentition as impressed in human skin: a cadaver model. J Forensic Sci. 2009; 54(4).
  • Rattle CN, Bush MA. Fluorescence and structural degradation in composite resin as a function of temperature: A comprehensive study. J Forensic Sci. 2009; 54.
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Bush PJ, Dorion RBJ. Biomechanical factors in human dermal bitemarks in a cadaver model. J Forensic Sciences. 2009; 54.
  • Hermanson AS, Bush MA, Miller R, Bush PJ. Ultraviolet Illumination as an Adjunctive Aid in Dental Inspection. J Forensic Sci. 2008; 53(2).
  • Bonavilla JD, Bush MA, Bush PJ, Pantera EA Jr. Identification of incinerated root canal filling materials after exposure to high heat incineration. J Forensic Sci. 2008; 53(2).
  • Bergslien ET, Bush MA, Bush P. Identification of cremains using X-ray diffraction spectroscopy and a comparison to trace element analysis. Forensic Sci Int. 2008; 175.
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Norlander AL, Bush PJ. Analytical Survey of Restorative Resins by SEM/EDS and XRF: Database for Forensic Purposes. J Forensic Sci. 2008; 53(2).
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Fagin HA, Bush PJ. The Role of Dental Materials in Situations Involving High Temperature: A Review Article in Forensic Odontology. Minerva Medicolegale. 2007; 127(2).
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Prutsman-Pfeiffer J, Bush PJ. Identification Through X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Restorative Resin Materials; A Comprehensive Study of Noncremated, Cremated and Processed-Cremated Individuals. J Forensic Sci. 2007; 52(1).
  • Bush MA. The Dentist Solves the Case: The Importance of Detailed Record Keeping. Doctor of Dentistry. 2006.
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Bush PJ. Detection and Classification of Composite Resins in Incinerated Teeth for Forensic Purposes.. J Forensic Sci. 2006; 51(3).
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Bush MA. Chapter 3. Science and Forensic Odontology. Manual of Forensic Odontology 5th ed. 2012.
  • Bush MA. Chapter 4 Victim Identification. Manual of Forensic Odontology 5th ed. 2012.
  • Bush MA. Chapter 36. Identification from Bitemarks.. Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony. 2010; 4(36).
  • Bush MA. Bitemark Research.. Bitemark Evidence. 2010.
  • Bush MA. The use of Dental Materials as an Aid in Victim Identification. Forensic Dentistry: A Field Invesitigator‘s Handbook. 2010.
  • Bush MA. Chapter 1. Introduction to Forensic Odontology.. Manual of Forensic Odontology. 2007.
  • Bush MA. Chapter 2: Human Identification.. Manual of Forensic Odontology. 2007.
  • Bush MA. Chapter 6: Technological Aides in Forensic Odontology. Manual of Forensic Odontology. 2007.
Abstracts:
  • Miller RG, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Restorative-Era Identification of a Severed, Embalmed Head. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2016.
  • Bush MA. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) of a Supposed “Gold Dental Crown.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2015.
  • Bush MA. Complex Dental Restorative Techniques: Are They Recognizable and Do They Survive Extreme Conditions?. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2015.
  • Bush MA, Bush, PJ, Miller RG, Sheets HD. Review of the Scientific Basis of Bitemark Comparison: Post NAS Report.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2013.
  • Bush, PJ, Miller RG, Sheets HD, Bush MA. Review of the Scientific Basis of Bitemark Comparison: Pre NAS Report. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2013.
  • Holtkoetter H, Bush PJ, Sheets HD, Bush MA. Transfer of Dental Patterns to Human Skin.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2013.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets, HD. Patterns of Variation and Match Rates of the Anterior Biting Dentition with Regard to Size and Shape: Characteristics of a Database of 3D Scanned Dentitions.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2012.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets, HD. Shape Measurement Tools in Fingerprint Analysis: A Statistical Investigation of Distortion. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2012.
  • Sheets HD, Bush PJ, Bush MA. Exploration of Bitemark Distortion in Human Skin: Effects of Size and Shape Deformation.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2012.
  • Sheets HD, Bush PJ, Bush MA. Shape Measurement Tools in Footwear Evidence: An Investigation to Determine Size Without Scale.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2012.
  • Bush MA. Applications of Geometric Morphometrics in 2D and 3D for Forensic Comparisons.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.. 2012.
  • C Brzozowski, L Nawrocki, P Ho, P Bush, HD Sheets, M Bush. Similarities of the Human Dentition in an open Population using 2D Geometric Morphometric Analysis. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • HD Sheets, PJ Bush, MA Bush. The use of Geometric Morphometric Methods in Forensic Odontology: Overview and Analysis of the Human Dentition. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • Bush MA, Bush PJ, Sheets HD. Description of the Human Dentition Using 3D Landmarks: An Investigation of Similarity and Match Rates. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • Bush MA, Cooper HI, Dorion RBJ. Inquiry into the Scientific Basis for Bitemark Profiling and Arbitrary Distortion Correction. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • PJ Bush, G Guzy, A Hermanson, MA Bush.. Practical Update in UV LED Fluorescent Light Restoration Detection: Science and Casework.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • Miller RG, Bush PJ, Bush MA. Flight 3407 and Application of Technological Advances in Victim Identification. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2010.
  • Miller RG, Bush MA, Bush PJ, Woytash J. Flight 3407 and Technological Advances in Victim Identification. Proceedings of The National Academy of Medical Examiners. 2009.
  • Bush MA, Bonstein T, Wieczkowski G. Jr. Ultraviolet LED Illumination as an Aid for Composite Resin Removal. J Dent Research. 2009.
  • Bonstein T, Mikulski LM, Bush M, Bush PJ. SEM Analysis of Dental Amalgam Intermetallic Whisker Growth. J Dent Res. 2009.
  • Bush MA, Miller RG, Dorion RBJ, Bush PJ. The Response of Skin to Applied Stress: The Influence of Force Per Unit Area in Bitemark Analysis. Proceedings of the Americam Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2009.
  • Bush PJ, Miller RG, Dorion RBJ, Bush MA. The Relationship of Uniqueness and Resolution in Bite Mark Analysis. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2009.
  • Dashkow S, Bush MA, Bush PJ. A study of familial bite marks: can we discern uniqueness. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. 2009.
  • Bonstein T, Mikulski LM, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Photoactivated disinfection of Streptococcus intermedius through dentin disc. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • Munoz C, Magnuszewski T, Ernewein K, Bush MA, Hill T. Clinical Evaluation of a Novel Self-Adhesive Composite for Posterior Restorations. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • Bush MA, Miller RG, Dorion RB, Bush PJ. The Role of the Skin in Bitemark Analysis I: Biomechanical factors and Distortion. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Phillips B, Miller RG, Bush, PJ, Dorion, RB,Bush MA. The Role of the Skin in Bitemarks, Part IV: Clothing Weave Transfer. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Bush PJ, Miller RG, Dorion RB, Bush MA. The Role of the Skin in Bitemarks, Part III: Microscopic Analysis. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Miller RG, Bush PJ, Dorion, RB, Bush MA. The Role of the Skin in Bitemarks, Part II: Macroscopic Analysis. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Bonavilla JD, Bush MA, Bush PJ, Pantera EA. Identification of Incinerated Root Canal Filling Materials after Exposure to High Heat Incineration. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Berner C, Bush MA, Miller RG, Bush PJ. Method Comparison for Jaw Resection. Proceedings of the American Acedemy of Forensic Sciences 2008. 2008.
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Bush PJ. Dental materials database generation using SLICE. Scanning. 2007; 29(2).
  • Bush PJ, Miller RG, Bush MA. Validation Experiment using cadavers and portable X-ray Fluorescence. Scanning. 2007.
  • Bush MA, Miller RG, Bush PJ. Evidence for Victim Identification from Dental Materials. Scanning. 2007.
  • Bonstein T, Laculli J, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Dentin Penetration By Silicon Impression Materials: An SEM/EDS Analysis.. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Bush MA, Miller RG, Dorion RB, Bush PJ. Restorative Dentistry as Evidence: Survival of Dental Materials in Extreme Conditions and Analytical Methods of Detection.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2007. 2007.
  • Hermanson A, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Ultraviolet Illumination as an Adjunctive Aid in Dental Inspection.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2007. 2007.
  • Miller RG, Bush MA, Bush PJ. Implications of Composite Resin Radiopacity During Dental Inspection.. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2007. 2007.
  • Bush MA, Miller R, Bush PJ. Analytical Survey of Restorative Resins for Forensic Purposes; Elemental Composition and Microstructure. J Forensic Sci. 2007; F(25).
  • Bergslein E,Bush PJ, Bush MA. Application of Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (FPXRF) Spectroscopy in Forensic and Environmental Geology: Theory and Examples. Geological Society of London. 2006.
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Professional Memberships:
  • OKU National Dental Society (2010–present)
  • International Association of Dental Research (2008–present)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2007–present)
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry (2006–present)
  • American Society of Forensic Odontology (2005–present)
  • American Dental Association (1999–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Society (1999–present)
  • New York State Dental Society (1999–present)
  • Erie County Dental Society (1999–present)
Presentations:
  • "Bitemark research Statistical and Applied Mathmatics Institute (SAMSI). Raleigh NC" SAMSI Institute (2015)
  • "Current Scientific Status of Dental Materials and Bitemark Research: Forensic Odontology in Medical Examiners Office" Detroit Mercy CE course (2015)
  • "Forensic Dentistry" Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting (2014)
  • "Scientific Rigor in the Courtroom. Congressional briefing on forensic science" Congressional Briefing, American Chemical Society (2014)
  • "Bitemarks: Federal Criminal Defenders. Multi track criminal; defense seminar" Federal criminal defence (2013)
  • "Bitemarks: American Bar Association" American Bar Association (2013)
  • "Forensic Odontology" UB CDE (2012)
  • "Current Scientific Status of Dental Materials and Bitemark Research: Forensic Odontology in Medical Examiners Office. Detroit, MI." Forensic Odontology on Medical Examiners Office (2012)
  • "Shape Measurement and Statistical Tools: Application to Fingerprints and Footwear Evidence" Idaho State Police Webinar (2012)
  • "Bitemarks, Where are We Now?" Greater NY Dental Meeting (2011)
  • "Forensic Dentistry: Tales from the UB Case Files. Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting" Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting (2011)
  • "Admission of scientific evidence in the courtroom" NYS Bar association, NYS bar, NYS Bar (2010)
  • "Dental Materials as an Aid for Victim Identification: Examination of Calcined Remains by SEM/EDS" Scanning (2010)
  • "Forensic Dentistry" Spring Dental Meeting, 8th district dental society (2010)
  • "Forensic Dentistry" Lower Lakes Dental Meeting (2010)
  • "Description of the Human Dentition Using 3D Landmarks: An Investigation of Similarity and Match Rates" American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2010)
  • "Inquiry into the Scientific Basis for Bitemark Profiling and Arbitrary Distortion Correction" American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2010)
  • "What‘s new in Bitemarks" New York State Forensic Dental Society (2010)
  • "Bitemark Research: What you need to Know" Forensic Odontology in Medical Examiners Office, Detroit Mercy (2009)
  • "Ultraviolet LED Illumination as an Aid for Composite Resin Removal" IADR (2009)
  • "The Response of Skin to Applied Stress: The Influence of Force Per Unit Area in Bitemark Analysis" American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Odontology (2009)
  • "Use of Dental Materials in Forensic Situations" 2nd Heraeus Kulzer Symposium, Dental Manufacturing Company, Dental Reserchers (2008)
  • "Forensic Dentistry" Lower Lakes Dental Meeting (2008)
  • "The Role of the Skin in Bitemarks: Biomechanical Factors and Distortion" American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2008)
  • "Forensic Odontology Overview" Sacred Heart Academy, School, High School (2007)
  • "Dental Materials Database Generation using SLICE" Scanning conference (2007)
  • "Use of Analytical Methods for Resin Identification in Forensics" ODS850, University at Buffalo, Senior Selective (2007)
  • "Analytical Survey of Restorative Resins for Forensic Purposes : Elemental Composition and Microstructure" American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2007)
  • "Deantal Matertials in High Temperature Situations" American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2007)
  • "Forensic Odontology Overview" Sacred Heart Academy, School, High School Students (2006)
  • "Use of Analytical Methods for Resin Identification in Forensics" ODS850, University at Buffalo, Senior Selective (2006)
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Service Activities:
  • Faculty Senate (2007–2012)
  • School of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee (2006)
  • Patterned Injury Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board; Patterned Injury Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board; Panel Member (2016–present)
  • United Stated Department of Commerce. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committe; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • General Forensics Research and Development Technology Working Group,; General Forensics Research and Development Technology Working Group, Department of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • National Institute of Justice Technical working group general forensic research and development; Committee Member (2010–present)
  • Editorial Board Journal of Forensic Sciences; Editor (2010–present)
  • President elect American Society of Forensic Odontology; President (2010–present)
  • Volunteer for S.M.A.R.T; Specialized medical assistance responce team.; Volunteer (2009–present)
  • Invited lecturer Heraeus Kulzer Symposium; Guest Lecturer (2008)
  • Board member American Society of Forensic Odontology; Board Member (2008–2010)
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education; Peer Reviewer (2008–present)
  • Reviewer for Envirnmental Biotechnology; Peer Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Guest lecturer Sacred Heart Academy; High school lecture; Guest Lecturer (2006–2007)
  • ADEA CCI Liaison; American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) Liaison; Committee Member (2006–present)
  • ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation; School Representative (2006–present)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Sciences; Peer Reviewer (2006–present)

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235 Squire Hall
SUNY at Buffalo S. Campus
3435 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 829-6368
Fax: 829-2440
Email: bushma@buffalo.edu


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