Velscope

VELscope Vx - for a Clean Bill of Health

  • Helps dental professionals find oral mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer
  • Over 10,000,000 examinations performed
  • Recognized by the World Health Organization
  • The most powerful tool avai lable for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities

"Adding the VELscope to our diagnostic protocol has been extremely useful and resulted in detection of dangerous lesions that would have otherwise been undetected."

Edmond L. Truelove DMD, MSD, Chair & Professor, Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Washington

Oral Cancer and Oral Disease

The VELscope Vx helps us identify oral disease early, while it's st ill easy to treat.  One of the VELscope's most important tasks is to help locate areas that might, if not treated, progress to oral cancer.

  • Found early, oral cancer's 5-year su rvival rate is good: approx. 83%.
  • Found late, oral cancer's 6-year survival rate is posx: approx. 32%.
  • Clearly, finding oral cancer in its early stages .. is key to survival.

The VELscope Vx offers hope for the early discovery of oral disease, including precancer and cancer.

Risk Factors

Tobacco and chewing tobacco, along with alcohol, are the leading causes of oral cancer. Over the last four decades, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), known for its role in cervical cancer, has been showing up in increasing numbers of oral cancer cases.

"Dentists saving lives? Now more than ever a reality with the development of VELscope. Every dental office needs this instrument."

Ken Neuman DMD, FAGD, FADI, FICO, FACD

Why Use the VELscope Vx?

  • The VELscope's blue light st imulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of your mouth.
  • Natural fluorescence, seen through the VELscope Vx, allows dental professionals to see disease not vis ible with the naked eye
  • The VELscope Vx helps us discover oral disease BEFORE it can be seen under ordinary light.

"I find the VELscope to be an invaluable tool for the detection of oral cancer. The response from my patients has been overwhelmingly positive. In my opinion, this technology will be part of the standard of care in a short period of time."

Tony Hewlett, DDS Standwood, WA