Dr. Kenneth W. Aschheim

Dr. Kenneth W. Aschheim graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry. His postdoctoral training includes a residency in General Dentistry at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Albert Einstein Medical School and a residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the Manhattan VA Hospital/ New York University/ Bellevue Hospital Center. He joined the staff of the Department of Dentistry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center as a Clinical Instructor and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1992. In 1999, he was promoted to Section Chief of Esthetic Dentistry and Advanced Technologies and was elevated to Associate Clinical Professor in 2004. In 2011, he joined the faculty of New York University College of Dentistry’s Advanced Programs in Esthetic Dentistry for International Dentists as an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor.

Dr. Aschheim has more than 30 years of private practice experience in all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the world and has been a contributor to the dental literature.

Esthetic Dentistry Textbook by Kenneth W. Aschheim, DDS

In 2015, the third edition of his textbook, Esthetic Dentistry: A Clinical Approach to Techniques and Materials (Elsevier), which include the latest esthetic technologies, was published. His book is used in dental schools throughout the country and has been translated into Spanish and Polish. He has also served as a consultant to numerous dental companies on various dental technologies as well as esthetic issues.

Following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, Dr. Aschheim became a dental consultant to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City (OCME NYC). He was instrumental in setting up the digital image acquisition section and served as a liaison between OCME and the developer of the dental identification software used by OCME. Since then, he has helped develop new software that should further reduce the time necessary to dentally identify disaster victims. He has lectured on the topic on four continents and was appointed Assistant Chief Forensic Odontologist to OCME NYC in 2009.

In 2014, he was appointed assistant chair to the FBI’s Scientific Working Group for Disaster Victim identification. He has also consulted throughout the world to numerous government agencies as well as the National institute of Science and Technology (NIST) where, in 2015, he became a member of the Crime Scene and Death Investigation Subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science. In 2011, he was honored with the ADA SCDI Informatics Award and in 2016, he was recognized by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for the work that he has done in the field of forensic standards.