Dentist offers clinic to help ID children


A local dentist is offering a low-cost clinic for children that has a high-tech twist.

For $5, Dr. Daniel Bates will make one of the most fool-proof forms of identification for children - an impression of their teeth.

Often used by forensic experts as conclusive proof of identity, teeth impressions help law enforcement identify missing children, said Bates, who has practiced family dentistry in Havre since 2000.

"You're inundated daily with strange things happening. You always hear about kids being abducted or getting lost," he said, adding that although "we're relatively isolated up here,"...

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