How does VELscope help dentists diagnose oral cancer?

Jonathan B. Levine, DMD
Prosthodontics
Watch as dentist and prosthodontist Dr. Jonathan Levine discusses how VELscope and other dental screening technologies are helping dentists diagnose oral cancer.

This new and exciting technology utilizes a narrow band of safe, high-energy blue light and specialized filtering technology to help thoroughly evaluate the oral tissue for abnormal areas of concern, such as potentially cancerous lesions that may not be evident under white light. We believe that this new technology will assist dentists in detecting disease at earlier stages and therefore help us catch abnormalities before they turn into cancer.

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f detected early, oral cancer can be cured by surgically removing cancerous growths or tumors or using radiation therapy. Dentists are your first line of defense in early detection, since they are likely the first to spot a precancerous or cancerous lesion. Men are more likely to develop oral cancer, making it the sixth most common cancer among men. Smoking and drinking alcohol in excess can increase your risk. Learn more about preventing and treating oral cancer with expert advice from Sharecare.
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