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April 23, 2012

Getting the Jump on Oral Cancer with VELscope

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_wade @ 5:44 am

Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Part Two: Getting the Jump on Oral Cancer with VELscope
In our last post, we talked about how Dr. Jill Wade is using OralDNA to asses a patient’s risk for HPV-related oral cancer. In this post, we’ll take about a look at another great tool we’re using at Stonebriar Smile Design in Frisco. It’s called VELscope.
With VELscope, it’s possible for Dr. Wade to identify potentially cancerous tissue when it can be hard to make a diagnosis with the naked eye.
How Does An Oral Cancer Screening With VELscope Work?
VELscope is a fluorescence-based system that is painless and takes just minutes to complete. During your screening, Dr. Wade will simply shine the VELscope light in your mouth as she completes a thorough oral exam.  Under this light, healthy tissue glows green while tissue that may require a second look looks dark. That’s all there is to it. When combined with OralDNA, X-rays, and a traditional oral exam, VELscopecan be one of the most effective tools used in the fight against oral cancer.
Do you want to learn more about oral cancer and how Dr. Wadecan screen patients? Call our Frisco dental office today with your questions, or to schedule your next visit. We serve patients from Plano, McKinney, Allen, Dallas, and The Colony.

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  1. Hi Jill, you probably dont remember me.Im from Mt.Pleasant.Jeana Fendley Jones. I was in Wendy's class.I remember how sweet your nom was as my Civics teacher.You were very young then. My question is, my husband Devin is a coach and dips snuff. Doesnt this cause oral cancer pretty often.Any ideas on how to convince him to stop? That scope you mention in one of.your blogs might do the trick if he saw he had the dark green spots that can mean oral cancer. Do you take Guardian Dental Insurance? Would appreciate answers to this questions. May have to make an appt.our dentists here are not as up to date as your techniques seem to be. My email is jeanajones46@gmail. Thank you, jkj

    Comment by Jeana's Tweets — May 15, 2012 @ 10:55 am

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