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VELSCOPE

Union Fillmore Dental offers Velscope examination, an advanced oral cancer screening tool as seen on "Dr. Oz".

For a small initial fee, patients can get enrolled into the program, in which Velscope exam becomes part of the routine dental checkups for life at no charge.

Oral cancer is known to have a high occurrence and be just as morbid, if not more, than most of other cancers. According to Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 43,000 of Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It is also alarming that the rates of oral cancer have increased among adults younger than 45 years, and the change may be linked to human papillomavirus. “The growing incidence in oropharyngeal cancer has been largely attributed to the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s which led to an increased transmission of high-risk HPV”, Farzan Siddiqui, MD, PHD, the study's co-author and director of Henry Ford's head and neck radiation therapy program, said in a press release.

Many Dentists have been on the forefront of oral cancer screening, but with a simple visual examination is was difficult to spot the problem until it's too late. Fortunately, contemporary diagnostics has been catching up, offering effective tools for an advanced screening and early detection.

At Union Fillmore Dental an advanced oral cancer screening has been a standard of practice for a long time. Dr. Marianna Rexan has been a certified Vizilite provider for many years. Right now Velscope, a new, much more efficient, reliable and patient friendly technology became available to our patients.