Most people are surprised to learn that each year one American dies every hour from oral cancer, making this type of cancer deadlier than cervical, brain, ovarian or skin cancer. In fact, recent statistics published by the American Cancer Society estimates that while the incidence and death rates for cancers overall have decreased, new cases of oral cancer and deaths associated with oral cancer are increasing.
In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients, we are proud to announce the inclusion of the ViziLite Plus® exam as an integral part of our annual comprehensive oral cancer screening program.
Early detection tools such as Pap smears, PSA tests and mammograms have greatly reduced death rates for cervical, prostate and breast cancers. Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it’s caught early. When premalignant lesions or early stage oral cancer is found, treatment is simpler, less invasive and more than 82% successful.
ViziLite Plus improves the dentist’s ability to identify, evaluate and monitor abnormal areas that are difficult to see under conventional lighting.