As a part of each dental exam, every patient undergoes a complete oral cancer screening. Velscope technology has existed for a few years, but only recently has reliable scientific evidence been produced to prove its effectiveness in detecting cancer in it’s early stages. For this reason, it is now offered by our office. The Velscope unit uses a specific wavelength of light to identify areas of concern that are invisible to the naked eye. A decision is made to either observe the area, biopsy it or refer the patient to an oral surgeon for further treatment. More information can be found here or feel free to discuss it with us at your next appointment.