Oral Health Screenings

Did you know?

The risk of oral cancer is about 5 to 10 times greater among smokers than non-smokers, and this risk is further increased among smokers who also drink alcohol.*

*Health Canada: Smoking & Oral Cancer

Dental Health Care Professionals, Dr. Ken Neuman and Registered Dental Hygienist, Stacey Rhodes-Nesset, will perform a simple and easy head and neck screening to inspect for any tissue abnormalities with the help of VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System hand held device. Once the screening is completed, patients will receive an evaluation summary.

*A $25 fee will apply, of which $5 will be donated to the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program. Screenings are available at select locations only.

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VELscope® technology

Our Oral Screening Clinics will use the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System handheld system to help detect for oral tissue abnormalities. The VELscope® handheld device emits a harmless, bright blue light which is used to inspect the mouth and tongue. The device is extremely sensitive to abnormal tissue changes and the distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissue (oral mucosa) of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease, such as neoplastic lesions, and fungal, viral or bacterial infections.

Why does early discovery matter?

The VELscope® device is an imaging system that is extremely sensitive to tissue changes which can result in timely information to enable earlier detection of abnormal tissues and provide better outcomes for patients.

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