Velscope Oral Cancer Checks in Lakeview & South Loop

Oral cancer kills one person every hour of every day, 24/7/365, in the United States.

Art of Modern Dentistry wants to make sure that its patients do not become part of this national statistic! Oral cancer, found in the mouth, lips or throat, is often highly curable if diagnosed and treated early. With regular visits, we can help our patients fight this disease.

Art of Modern Dentistry is proud to offer its patients VELscope®, a revolutionary hand-held device that provides our dentists and hygienists with an easy-to-use and fast (less than 2 minutes for the test!) adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue. The patented VELscope® technology platform is based on the direct visualization of tissue fluorescence and the changes in fluorescence that occurs when abnormalities are present.

The VELscope® handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane (where premalignant changes typically start) and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce. The clinician at Art of Modern Dentistry is then able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses to help differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue. In fact, VELscope® is the only non-invasive adjunctive device clinically proven to help discover oral disease.

When used as an adjunctive aid in combination with traditional oral cancer examination procedures, VELscope® facilitates the early discovery and visualization of mucosal abnormalities prior to surface exposure that may be, or may lead to oral cancer. In one or two minutes, with no rinses or stains required, a VELscope® examination helps oral healthcare professionals assure their patients that the standard of care for oral mucosal screening has been utilized. VELscope® combines minimal per-patient costs with more effective screening.

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-The incidence of oral cancer will increase 11% in the United States in 2008
-Unlike several other cancers, the survival rate for oral cancer has remained unchanged for decades
-The overall 5-year survival rate for oral cancer is 52%, but when discovered early, it increases to 80% – 90%
-Unfortunately, only 35% of oral cancer cases are diagnosed in the early stages. Why? Because there have been few advances made in screening techniques and there are significant limitations inherent to white light and chemiluminescence light examination of the oral mucosa
-Pre-malignant changes actually start below the surface, at the basement membrane. These changes may not be apparent to the naked eye until the disease progresses to the surface

Ask your clinician at Art of Modern Dentistry about VELscope and let us provide you with the latest technology available to achieve early detection of oral cancer!

Key Facts/Benefits

-Oral cancer kills one person every hour of every day, 24/7/365, in the United States
-Art of Modern Dentistry is proud to offer its patients VELscope®, a revolutionary mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal and cancerous tissue
-The VELscope® test is fast (less than 2 minutes), accurate, inexpensive and safe
-The overall 5-year survival rate for oral cancer is 52%, but when discovered early, it increases to 80% – 90%
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