Saint Barnabas Pediatric Dental Clinic provides teeth imprints to parents in event that child goes missing

Parents are given the imprints with the curvature, positioning and size of their child's teeth. (7/16/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx dental clinic is providing free, unique emergency kits to parents this summer.  

The kit from Saint Barnabas Pediatric Dental Clinic includes a "toothprint," which can be used to help authorities identify a missing child. A patient simply has to bite down on a wafer for about a minute, and an imprint is embedded into the thermal plastic.

Parents are given the imprints with the curvature, positioning and size of their child's teeth to take home. Unlike X-rays, the toothprints go a step further and provide saliva samples.

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