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VelScope Oral Cancer Screening

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YOUR MOUTH CAN HIDE A SECRET


Benefits: 

  • Helps dental professionals find oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer.
  • Over 10,000,000 examinations performed
  • Recognized by the World Health Organization

The VelScope helps us identify oral disease early, while it's still easy to treat.

One of the VelScope's most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to oral cancer. 

  • Found early, oral cancer's 5-year survival rate is good: approx. 83%.
  • Found late, oral cancer's 5-year survival rate is poor: approx. 32%.
  • Clearly, finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to survival. 

The VelScope offers hope for the early discovery of oral disease, including precancer and cancer. 


Risk Factors:

Tobacco and chewing tobacco, along with alcohol, are the leading causes of oral cancer. Over the last four decades, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), known for its role in cervical cancer, has been showing up in increasing numbers of oral cancer cases. 


Why use the VelScope?

  • The VelScope's blue light stimulates natural florescence in the soft tissues of your mouth. 
  • Natural fluorescence, seen through the VelScope, allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye. 
  • The VelScope helps us discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light. 

Consent Form

To read more about the VelScope Oral Cancer Screening, click below to view and sign our office consent form.