Written by Dentistry Today
Monday, 14 November 2011 19:29
The VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System features updated optics technology, a unique cordless design, and affordable pricing that now make it easier than ever for dental practices to detect oral cancer and other forms of oral disease, and the system received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, making it available for sale in the United States. It shines a blue light into the oral cavity and excites natural tissue fluorescence. When viewed by the clinician through the Vx's patented filters, abnormal tissue typically appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against the otherwise normal, green fluorescent pattern of surrounding healthy tissue. Exams take only a few minutes and are completely free of any pain or inconvenience for patients. LED Dental has sold more than 6,000 units of the first-generation VELscope device since its introduction in 2006. For more information, call (888) 541-4614 or visit velscope.com.