Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 04 February 2013 15:39
Stop by the DenMat booth (#4411) at the 2013 Chicago Midwinter Meeting (February 21-23, 2013) to have a representative of the Oral Cancer Foundation, the leader in the fight against this deadly disease, conduct a complimentary comprehensive oral exam including a screening using VELscope Vx technology. The VELscope Vx, when used in conjunction with the conventional intraoral and extraoral head and neck exam, is proven effective in facilitating the discovery of mucosal abnormalities before they become visible under ordinary light.
The VELscope's distinctive blue-spectrum light causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinctive patterns — patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease. According to a recent article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, traditional Clinical Oral Exams (COEs) conducted "under incandescent overhead or halogen illumination…may be inadequate…Lesions may go unnoticed."1 Other studies and "real world" experience show that using the VELscope Vx can lead to the discovery of a wide variety of oral abnormalities— often before they're visible to the unassisted eye.
The VELscope Vx exam is easy. It just takes one-to-two minutes. It's completely non-invasive. It's affordable for your patients. It can help attract new patients. And it just might help you save the life of one or more of those patients!
To receive a free screening or to learn more about adjunctive oral screening with the VELscope Vx, call DenMat today at 800.445.0345 or visit www.denmat.com.
The Oral Cancer Foundation (www.oraclcancerfoundation.org) has been honored as the 2012 top-rated nonprofit organization by Great Nonprofits and is not affiliated with DenMat.
DenMat Holdings, LLC, manufactures a broad range of cosmetic, restorative and clinical product solutions, available in the U.S. and over 68 countries worldwide. Innovative products and new distribution partnerships continue to position DenMat in the forefront of the dental industry, from LUMINEERS®, the most patient-requested thin veneers in dentistry, to innovative diagnostic and clinical solutions including VELscope® and PeriOptix®, as well as noted brands like the FLASHlite® Magna 4.0 curing light and Splash!® VPS impression materials. The DenMat Lab is recognized as a leading laboratory for both minimally invasive and traditional-preparation restorations, while DenMat Education offers Continuing Education programs internationally, including Destination Education events. For more information, visit www.denmat.com or call 800-433-6628.
About The Oral Cancer Foundation
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3, public service charity that provides information, support, and advocacy related to this disease. It maintains a web site at http://www.oralcancer.org, which receives millions of hits per month. At the forefront of this year's agenda is the drive to promote solid awareness in the minds of the American public about the need to undergo an annual oral cancer screening, and an outreach to the dental community to provide this service as a matter of routine practice. Supporting the foundation's goals is a scientific advisory board composed of leading cancer authorities from varied medical and dental specialties, and from prominent cancer educational, treatment, and research institutions in the United States.