Westchester children get dental imprints for identification purposes
With a growing number of child abduction attempts, some Westchester parents are taking preventative action to make sure their children can always be identified. Dr. Scott Loeser's dental office in Thornwood is making impressions of children's mouths for parents to keep.
Dr. Loeser says, like fingerprints and DNA, dental impressions are a way to identify people. He recommends that children have an initial impression taken at age three with follow-up impressions taken every three to four years.
While some parents are apprehensive about the procedure, they say the impressions are a good way to ensure their children can be identified in the event of a tragedy.