Michael S. Tobian, DDS
Gentle Walnut Creek Dentist
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Oral Cancer Screening

VELscope® is a revolutionary hand-held device that provides dentists and hygienists with an easy-to-use adjunctive mucosal examination system for the early detection of abnormal tissue.

The VELscope Handpiece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, which excites the tissue from the surface of the epithelium through to the basement membrane (where premalignant changes typically start) and into the stroma beneath, causing it to fluoresce.

Typically, healthy tissue appears as a bright apple-green glow while suspicious regions are identified by a loss of fluorescence, which thus appear dark.

      

No apparent lesion                                             Irregular, dark area visible under fluorescence.     

                                                                          Biopsy-confirmed Carcinoma.

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