How does VELscope help dentists diagnose oral cancer?

Jonathan B. Levine, DMD
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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