ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Here in Windham, Dr. Filler utilizes the ViziLite PRO Oral Lesion Screening System in her office protocol. This oral cancer screening device features light-based fluorescence, which helps to detect early tissue changes which could be pre-cancerous. Fluorescence designed visualization from this new device, provides information that is fundamentally different from what clinicians see when they look in the mouth with reflected standard white lighting.
Screening with the ViziLite Pro is easy and painless for our patients. Utilizing the ViziLite Pro allows Dr. Filler to detect damaged or abnormal cells before they likely would have been noticed using a normal clinical exam light which of course is extremely important in dealing with oral cancer.
Oral cancer statistics are changing and unfortunately not for the better. In 2016, there were approximately 48,000 new cases in the United States and worldwide over 450,000.
Early detection and treatment of cancer related lesions increases the survival rate of patients. At Dr. Filler’s office, we value and encourage regular oral cancer screening for all our patients. This is included as part of our regular periodic and initial examination fee and is meant to enhance your patient experience and peace of mind.
If you have any questions about oral cancer, please speak with Dr. Filler or one of our Windham dental team members today.
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