Oct 15, 2021 7:30 AM
Dr. Frank Stechey
The Public & Rotary's Role in Forensic Dentistry

A Rotarian since 1971, Dr. Frank Stechey has served at both the Club & District levels; is a Charter member of both the Hamilton Mountain & Ancaster A.M. clubs; a Past President of the Mountain club; currently with the Rotary Club of Hamilton A.M. and a three-time Paul Harris Fellow, & recipient of Rotary International’s “Service above Self Award” for “exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others with loyalty, selfless giving & dedicated service to the Rotary way of life in the District and our Global Community”;

Now retired, he was a general dentist in Hamilton for 51 years; a Treatment Co-ordinator & Restorative Dental Instructor at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and George Brown College; Past President of both the local Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, two-terms with Ontario’s dental regulator, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and a Fellow in eight international dental & professional organizations. 

With interests in both “sport” and “forensic” dentistry, he was the “team dentist” for local & professional teams including: the Hamilton Bulldogs, Kilty B’s & Ti-Cats, McMaster Marauders and still continues with the Toronto Rock lacrosse. With training from agencies such as the FBI Academy and other law enforcement organizations, colleges & universities throughout North America, his over 45 years of forensic dental experience includes: as an expert witness in both civil & criminal cases covering: product liability; homicides; mass disaster training & response; plus cases of domestic violence, partner, spousal, senior; and especially child abuse. He was the first of only 10 “foreign” (and only Canadian dentist) invited to join New York City’s dental identification team at the World Trade Centre terrorist attack in 2001.