Toothprints® Bite Impression System
The Toothprints® bite impression system offers a fast and painless way to record a child's bite for future use if that child should ever go missing.
The Toothprints dental-identification procedure is simple. The child is asked to bite down on a heated thermoplastic wafer. Within a few minutes, the bite is permanently recorded in the wafer. The wafer and a swab of saliva from the child's mouth are then placed in a plastic bag and given to the parent or guardian for safekeeping. A dental imprint is as unique as a fingerprint, and the swab contains traces of the child's DNA, giving the authorities invaluable forensic information if it is ever needed to assist in locating or identifying a missing child.