Forensic Dental Identification has invented a dental implant for identification purposes. The implant must be inserted by a licensed dentist as he/she has the skill and training to perform the procedure.
The implant was designed to replace the military "dog tag." It will resist identification-destruction attempts by cremation of captured victims in war time, a procedure used by the enemy during the Vietnam conflict.
All materials used are ADA-certified, corrosion-resistant, and they are not biodegradable. Due to the extremely small size, the implant can be placed into almost any tooth in the mouth without disturbing the occlusion (pictured at left, a maxillary first premolar).
The implant will supply "proof-positive" identification of an abducted child or a victim of a mass disaster for a person working in a hazardous occupation.
Forensic Dental Identification is ready for Y2K with a data bank provided for rapid retrieval of information.
For more information, call (603) 742-8248 or e-mail to Carortho@TTLC.NET.