One North American dies of oral cancer every hour of every day. The disease claims over twice as many lives as cervical cancer.
The VELscope system is the first device cleared by Health Canada to help dentists see cancerous and precancerous lesions that might not be seen by the naked eye. VELscope exams may be given as part of an annual or semi-annual dental hygiene exam. The exam is easy for dentists and hygienists to administer, taking only 2-3 minutes. What's more, it is completely free of pain or discomfort for the patient and it involves no distasteful rinses or messy dyes like some other, much less effective systems.