Forensic Odontologist
CEO, Forensic Medicine Group
Wyoming, USA

Dr. Robert Byrd, forensic odontologist, holds a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, finishing his graduate studies in Zoology-Cell Biology in 1975. Licensed in two states and Board Certified on three different Boards, Dr. Byrd is currently Chief of Dental Service for the Sheridan Wyoming VA Medical Center, Deputy Coroner of Sheridan County, Dental Officer - Air Force Reserve Commission; and is on the Sheridan College Dental Programs Advisory Committee. He has served as the Chief of Staff for VA Medical Center Sheridan, Wyoming, and the Base Dental Surgeon for the 153rd Airlift Wing Wyoming Air National Guard, Cheyenne. Certified through the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission in Forensic Dentistry, Dr. Byrd has been a Forensic Odontology instructor for the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.

He is a Fellow within the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Forensic Examiners. He holds memberships in numerous professional and military affiliated associations, such as American Military Surgeons of the United States, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. He has served on the Board of Governors for AFSO (American Forensic Society Odontology), is a Forensic Consultant for the Department of Anatomical Sciences, and other committees such as Bioethics Committee, Long Term Care Quality Improvement Committee, Suicide and Violence Prevention Committee within the VA healthcare system.

Dr. Byrd has presented on such subjects as, A Surgical Method for Accessing the Oral Structures during Autopsy without Facial Disfiguration, The Forensic Odontology Case File, Legal Documentation with Quality Assurance and has lectured to military, university and private audiences both nationally and internationally.