Call Us With Additional Questions: 352-307-3006
We are a Certified ViziLite Plus-TBlue Dental Office
(Means: Ongoing Continuing Education and certified by the ViziLite Plus Company)
This year 37,000 Americans will develop oral cancers and 8,000 will die from the disease.
Why should I be screened?
One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States—and the mortality has remained unchanged for more than 40 years. Alarmingly, more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors. Clinical studies have determined that using ViziLite Plus-TBlue after the standard oral cancer examination improves the clinician’s ability to identify, evaluate and monitor suspicious areas at their earliest stages. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life. When oral cancer is identified in the earliest stage, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 82%. Unfortunately, the survival rate of oral cancer has not imporved greatly over the last 30 years due to late stage detection.
Early detection is the key to survival.
Below is an image of Squamous cell carcinoma under the tongue (oral cancer) identified and stained with ViziLite Plus-TBlue.
This is a visual look at cancer - Lesion is barely visible in incandescent light.
This is after rinsing with ViziLite Plus-TBlue. Lesion is marked with ViziLitePlus-TBlue, now visible to the Hygienist or Doctor.
Oral Cancer Risk By Patient Profile:
Increased Risk: Patients age 18-39
• Patients age 40 and older
• Chronic alcohol consumption
• Tobacco users of any age
• Oral HPV 16/18 infection
• Patients with a history of oral cancer
APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Have you put off the annual ViziLite screening because of the additional cost? We've just made our oral cancer screening more affordable for our patient's of record only! Call and ask about our annual Oral Cancer Screening discount in April.