Marsha A. Voelker, CDA, RDH, MS, is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the Division of Dental Hygiene where she teaches a broad range of classes and facilitates the forensic dentistry practicum. She also works part-time in a private practice in Lexington, Mo. Her research interests include dental biomaterials, motivational interviewing, and forensic dentistry. She is a member of the DMORT VII.
Comprehensive dental recordkeeping not only enhances patient care but also plays a pivotal role in forensic odontology, aiding in the identification of deceased individuals and supporting medicolegal investigations.