End of Summer Blowout Sale. Take 15% Off Any Savings Plan. Use Code: EOS15
Close X
Start Saving 10% to 60% on Dental Care
Use Promo Code: COUPONCODE

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Dentists get a new weapon

Dentists get a new weapon
Updated: 4/10/2008 8:00:35 AM

A new tool is aiding dentists in the fight against oral cancer.

The VELscope makes oral cancer screenings far more effective, as it allows dentists to detect suspicious changes deep under the surface, which cannot be felt or seen, CBS3.com reports.

Dr Jerold Wilck, a Langhorne-based dentist, told the news provider that the machine will reveal any changes as a dark patch, rather than the usual bright green colour.

With cases of oral cancer on the rise in the US, the VELscope could prove to be an indispensable tool.

Dr Wilck knows first-hand the importance of preventing the disease, as he was diagnosed with it three years ago.

He told CBS3.com that he had to have 30 lymph nodes removed from his neck and a two-centimetre radius of his tongue cut out.

"I thought, if it could happen to me, it could happen to anyone," he added.

Dr Jim Arnold, writing in the Northwest Indiana and Illinois Times, recently urged smokers see their dentist regularly to be screened for oral cancer, as they are more likely to contract the disease and it can go undetected without frequent examinations.

© 2008 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (42)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!