Screening for oral cancer
A Proactive Approach to Oral Cancer Screening, Utilizing VELscope Technology
More than 50,000 people in North America will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. As the sixth most prevalent cancer globally, oral cancer is often diagnosed in late stages, where patient prognosis is poor. However, diagnosing oral cancer in its earliest stages improves the survival rate to 83%, with routine oral health screenings being a critical step in the detection of the disease.
We are at the forefront of this initiative, by offering our patients a VELscope Oral Cancer Screening during their regular hygiene appointments. The screening takes approximately 3 minutes. It is a non-invasive, non-contact examination. The Velscope is light-based, utilizing tissue fluorescence to aid in the early visualization of oral abnormalities, including oral cancer and precancerous lesions, that may not be visible with the naked eye.
We are a registered Velscope provider. Click here for more information.
We are proud to provide our patients with an additional technology to help ensure that any areas of concern are not overlooked. Please inquire with the office about obtaining an oral cancer screening.