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Pediatric Dentist Develops Critical Identification Tool That Goes Beyond Just DNA & Fingerprints

Teeth hold characteristics that are just as unique to an individual as their fingerprints are. But unlike fingerprints, teeth can withstand water, fire, and outdoor elements, making them an important tool for identification.

Denver, CO, March 02, 2008 --( No longer is just DNA or fingerprints the only means of identification for children or adults. Our teeth have a critical identification marker that is just as unique to an individual as fingerprints are. In the case of a fire, flood, natural disaster, or accident, fingerprints may not be available to identify a person, but on the other hand, the enamel on our teeth is the hardest substance in our body, making them extremely resilient to water, fire, and outdoor elements. Knowing this, a pediatric dentist developed Toothprints, a thermoplastic wafer that essentially makes a permanent record of an individuals teeth. Not only does it record the individual characteristics of each tooth, but also records the upper and lower jaw alignment, as well as the position of the teeth within the jaw. The saliva is deposited on the wafer during the impression and adds a possible DNA sample as well as a strong scent of the individual for scent tracking dog purposes. The scent that remains on the wafer is more concentrated and stronger than scent that would remain on a person's clothing.

“A need for identification goes way beyond just child abductions. There are many reasons that a child or an adult may need to be identified and visual identification is not always possible.” says Kelly Boley, a registered Dental Hygienist in Colorado. She goes on to add, “Much precious time can go by waiting for DNA results leaving the families of victims anxious. Having an impression of your teeth is imperative for every person to have. The tooth impression provides priceless information.” Kelly Boley operated a Denver based child identification program and currently is promoting TOOTHPRINTS for all parents to be made aware of the importance of them. She operates a website for Your Childs Id, in which gives more information about these Toothprints as well as how purchase them.

These impressions are simple and very easy to perform at home. For more information visit:

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Kelly Boley, RDH (720) 209-2028

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