A Parent's Peace-of-Mind - Having every possible identification for your child all in one place.
You'll probably never need it. We hope you never do. Expect the best but prepare for the worst. That way you'll never have to worry.
ToothPrints® is an innovative way to store 4 unique forms of identification for your child.
- Dental impression - your child simply bites down on a soft wafer that retains the impression of his or her unique dentition.
- At the same time that the bite record is taken, the ToothPrints wafer also stores a saliva sample containing his or her DNA.
- We include a color picture of your child and...
- A card with essential information like date of birth, description, home address, etc.
If you ever need it, all of the forms of identification that law enforcement would need in the event of an emergency, are all in one convenient place.
How Toothprints works
Toothprints was developed by a pediatric dentist who began using dental bite impressions as a way of safeguarding his own child, and other young patients. The thermoplastic wafer records the size and shape of a child's teeth, the tooth position within the arch, and the relationship between upper and lower jaws. Like fingerprints, dental imprints are unique to every person, so bite impressions serve an accurate method of identification. Not even identical twins have the same bite characteristics. A Toothprints impression also captures saliva, which is a powerful source of human scent, thus making the wafer effective for scent-dog tracking. The saliva also provides a DNA sample.
The dentist softens the patented thermoplastic wafer in a water bath, and instructs the child to bite down. It's that simple. Parents keep the Toothprints® disc at home in a reclosable bag (provided), for confidentiality and quick access.
Each Toothprints package includes 1 wafer and 1 reclosable storage bag.
Cevin Wyatt, DDS and his team, have teamed up with the Grapevine Police Association to provide the ToothPrints ID packet as a community service to area families. Available at select community events in Grapevine or just give us a call today at 972-233-0973. It's all part of our commitment to the community at Cevin Wyatt, DDS...because everyone deserves to smile!