Oral Cancer Screening (VELscope)

The VELscope works through tissue fluorescence – an optical phenomenon that makes abnormal tissue show up in a different color under a specialized white light. Under this specialized white light normal tissues will glow a bright green color, while abnormal tissue will show a marked lack of fluorescence.

VELscope uses natural tissue fluorescence to discover abnormalities in the oral mucosa. The VELscope is an extremely effective aid for discovering and defining the extent of a wide range of mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer. Our dentist will examine your mouth with VELscope to discover oral issues as early as possible, to fight oral diseases before the problems develop further and become harder to treat.