Oral Cancer Screening
Our dentists can also perform oral cancer screenings in our Maple Ridge office. It’s a simple, painless procedure that allows us to detect oral mucosal abnormalities.
Oral Cancer Screening with VELscope VX
To scan your mouth for signs or oral cancer, we use a scanner developed with the dental imaging experts at LED Dental and Apteryx. The VELscope VX is a handheld, wireless scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize cancerous abnormalities that are not visible to the naked eye.
This handheld scope is recognized by the World Health Organization and is the most widely used scope for this purpose in the world. Dentists around the world have performed over 25 million examinations to date using the VELscope.
Call our Richmond dentist office today to book a dental appointment to see if you are a candidate for this oral cancer screening procedure.