Dr. Mike Tabor has served as Chief Forensic Odontologist for the state of Tennessee Office of the Medical Examiner since 1983. He is a Fellow and past Section Chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Science. On a local level, he has served under two different governors as President of the Tennessee Board of Dental Examiners. He holds the Mastership award of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association. In 2004, he was elected by his local peers as the 2004 Tennessee AGD ‘Dentist of the Year.’
He is past president and board of directors member of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, and active member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology. Dr. Tabor assisted the New York Medical Examiner’s Office in 2001 on two different occasions in the identification of the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
In 1975, Dr. Tabor established an elite private dental practice, Tabor Dental Associates, in Hendersonville Tennessee. In 2012, his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Jayson and Mary Beth practice together at the original location. Dr. Tabor continues to maintain a private practice in Nashville. Tabor’s daughter, Missy, lives in Atlanta with her husband Steve. These adult children have provided the world’s utmost joy in sharing with the Tabors the most precious grandchildren on earth.
Dr. Tabor’s hobbies include golf, travel, writing, and refereeing Tennessee high school football, a hobby he enjoyed for over twenty years. He and Karen’s favorite pastime now is playing the role of ‘Poppy and KK’ with their wonderful grandchildren. This book is truly a legacy for the family.