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Betty Squier, the mother of the 14-month old toddler Daisy Lynn Torres, who died whilst visiting the dentist, has spoken out about her daughter’s death. Back in March 2016, Betty took Daisy Lynn to their local dental practice, Austin Children’s Dentistry, in Austin, Texas. The visit was for Daisy Lynn to have two cavities filled. The child was sedated by an anaesthetist, and it was revealed by her dentist, Dr Michael Melanson, that the extent of Daisy Lynn’s dental problems was greater than they had initially thought. In addition to the two cavities, there were another four cavities that would require four crowns and two fillings.

Betty spoke to the American television news magazine, ‘Inside Edition’, about her concerns at the time over the toddler having crowns fitted on her baby teeth. However, she went ahead with the procedure, “I allowed him to do it because I trusted him” she said to the popular American magazine.

Whilst under the anaesthetic, Daisy Lynn stopped breathing, shortly followed by a cardiac arrest. An ambulance was called, which then rushed the lifeless toddler to hospital. Sadly, just hours after going for her dental appointment Daisy Lynn had passed away.

After investigation, the autopsy report was issued by Travis County Medical Examiner’s office, revealing that the child died due to the anaesthesia. However, shockingly, the report also revealed that the toddler’s teeth where not in need of any dental work in the first place.


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