According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 36,000 North Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer last year. Early detection and response is key to improving remission chances. Velscope helps dental professionals screen for and identify areas of concern.

Dr. Yip has always stressed the importance of overall oral health to his patients, which includes not only the teeth but the soft tissues of the mouth as well. A growing number of dental practitioners, including Dr. Yip, incorporate intra- and extra-oral head and neck exams into their routine check-up appointments to screen for abnormalities such as dysplasia, oral cancer, and other oral diseases.

Velscope is the first adjunctive device cleared by Health Canada and the FDA to help dental practitioners detect cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions that might not be visible to the naked eye. In one or two minutes, with no rinses, dyes or discomfort, the Velscope system provides a clear assessment of a patients’ overall oral health and a level of certainty that a physical exam simply cannot match.

For more information on the Velscope system, contact Dr. Yip today!