Oral Cancer Screening

Dentist in San Mateo, CA

Oral cancer, like any other cancer, is most successfully treated when detected early. We have always screened our patients for oral cancer and sadly have detected this cancer on multiple occasions. Fortunately, new technology has become available to improve the accuracy of screenings. The VELscope System involves using a hand-held device that emits a safe blue light which causes abnormal tissue to fluoresce. This allows us to more easily differentiate between normal and abnormal tissue.