As many of our patients know, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Victor Siegel, has been concerned for years with the early detection of oral cancer. To that end our office has just introduced the VELscope Vx, the latest innovation in early oral cancer detection technology.
Oral cancer kills one American every hour of every day. According to the SEER database( Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program, a premier source for cancer statistics in the United States), oral cancer has a higher mortality rate than several better publicized cancers, such as cervical cancer and testicular cancer. Some oral cancers are now known to be linked to exposure to the sexually-transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which means that anyone who is sexually active is potentially at risk for the disease.
Because of this, many health experts advise everyone 18-years-old and older to get an oral cancer exam on at least an annual basis. Re