Our July 2020 Product Roundup looks at six oral cancer screening systems currently available.
Oral cancer is becoming more common all the time, and dentists can and should play a big role in detecting the disease. There are technologies and products available to screen patients quickly and easily.
Most cases of oral cancer can be effectively treated, but early detection is often the key. Because dentists and early detection can save lives, it is imperative that we know what is available, which patients should be screened more regularly, and to consider having oral cancer screening be a regular part of everyday routine oral exams.
Here we take a look at six oral cancer screening systems currently available. Make sure to check them out and to make sure that oral cancer screening is top of mind in your practice.
The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancer early when there is a greater chance for a cure. Dentists can help ensure patients with suspicious lesions are examined early by offering simple oral cancer screenings.
VELscope® Vx from LED Dental and Apteryx, Inc.
The VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System utilizes proprietary tissue fluorescence technology to aid in the visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities that may not be apparent or visible to the naked eye, including oral cancer, pre-malignant dysplasia, infections, and trauma
Also, it can be used to aid in the identification of diseased tissue around a clinically apparent lesion
iPod touch integration via the Vx Photo System application allows for powerful, easy to use clinical photography, resulting in improved case documentation and collaboration with referring clinicians
LED Dental, Inc. and Apteryx, Inc. 877-278-3799 | velscope.com
Bio/Screen Oral Examination Light from AdDent, Inc.
Bio/Screen oral cancer screening device features a 40% increase in light output for improved lesion visibility
Can be used in full room light due to its exceptionally powerful shortwave LEDs
Lightweight and ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and ease of use
Special optical filters improve contrast between healthy and abnormal tissue to enhance visualization of early stage lesions
Use demonstrates to you patients your care for their overall health and helps to build your practice
Designed to deliver a simpler, efficient, and more affordable oral cancer screening device; no up-front costs
Uses a proven, optically based technology called, “fluorescence technology” that uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that aids the clinician in the visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities
Provided not just as a device, but a complete program— the ID For Life Program™. This oral wellness program comes with the OralID device and lifetime warranty, diagnostic testing kits, continuing education, and marketing to ensure your success
The Identafi system uses the multi-spectral fluorescence and reflectance technology to enhance visualization of mucosal abnormalities such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia that may not be apparent to the naked eye
Providing visual enhancement exams reassures your patients that they are receiving excellent care and staying ahead of the threat
Unlike other fluorescence technologies and dye systems, the Identafi is multi-spectral with three distinct color wavelengths, making it easier to distinguish lesion morphology and vasculature