VELscope – Oral Cancer Detection

Dentist in Chesapeake, VA

Oral Cancer kills one person, every hour of every day in the US alone. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that for cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers such as thyroid, or skin cancer (malignant melanoma). This is primarily not because it is hard to treat, but because it is found so late in its development.

New Screening Technology

Due to our concern for your OVERALL HEALTH & WELLNESS, we have invested in a NEW Oral Cancer Screening Technology- the VELscope System. It allows the direct visualization of human tissue fluorescence and the changes in fluorescence that occurs when abnormal tissue is present.

The VELscope System emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, allowing us to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. In fact, the VELscope System is the only adjunctive device cleared by the FDA and Health Canada to help discover oral mucosal lesions that might not be apparent or visible to the naked eye.