Great Expressions Dental Centers, Largest Dental Group in Southeastern Michigan, Aids in Prevention and Earlier Rescue of Missing Children
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers, the largest provider of dental services in southeastern Michigan, is offering a FREE dental identification system for children called Toothprints(R), with the support of WB20 Detroit. This free service is available at all 45 local Great Expressions locations, for a limited time only -- June 28 to July 28, 2004. Great Expressions understands that the greatest fear facing parents today is that their child might get lost, or worst yet, abducted. This simple product gives the authorities the forensic information needed to assist in locating or identifying a missing or abducted child. Toothprints(R) is a simple procedure where a child is asked to bite down on a heated arch-shaped wafer. After only a few minutes, the wafer is placed inside a plastic bag and given to the parent for safekeeping. In such a short time, parents are given the peace of mind in knowing that they have the tools needed to assist authorities in the event of an emergency. Like fingerprints, tooth characteristics are unique to every person -- even identical twins can have different tooth positions. What sets Toothprints apart is, unlike fingerprints, Toothprints(R) also gives a second line of defense to families -- a child's DNA. According to the Director of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Peter Banks, there can be sufficient amounts of proteins in the saliva that remain on the wafer from which a DNA test can be successfully performed. In addition, Toothprints(R) may also be used as an article for scent dogs when tracking a missing child. Great Expressions is enthusiastically offering this service to the community, free of charge, in the hopes that no one will ever need to use it! For more information on Toothprints, contact Kerr Corporation, toll free phone in the US/Canada 800-537-7132 or on the web at http://www.kerrdental.com . Kerr Corporation is a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, a member of the New York Stock Exchange (SYD). For more information on Great Expressions Dental Centers, toll free phone 888-SMILE-80 or on the web at http://www.greatexpressions.com . Great Expressions Dental Centers, a Michigan based company, owns and operates 65 dental offices in 4 states -- Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Georgia. GEDC Contact information: Kristin Bard, Assistant to the CEO Direct Phone: 1-248-203-1103 Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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