Newfangled Oral Cancer Screening Devices?
Newfangled Oral Cancer Screening Devices?
By: Terry Shapiro, Categories: Dental Wellness,Your Dental Health, Comments Off on Newfangled Oral Cancer Screening Devices?

Ever since I started practicing dentistry I have included a visual oral cancer examination for my patients. This includes examining the soft tissues, the tongue and the back of the mouth for suspicious lesions. Last year over 35,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer and over 7,000 died from the disease. But survival rates are very high for cases that are detected early. In recent years several screening devices have become available. Two popular systems are VELscope and ViziLite Plus. I did use each of these systems for a time but returned to the visual exam after reading several studies that showed these adjuncts to be of no value in detecting oral cancer. The patients of my Long Island dental office know that I keep abreast of medical and dental literature and do what I think is best for them!cook the thief his wife her lover the divx download