More than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Only half will be alive in five years.
Regular screenings for oral cancer are essential because if caught in stage one the success rate for oral cancer treatment exceeds 80 percent.
In our practice, oral cancer screenings are quick, easy and pain free. In less than five minutes we examine your head, neck, jaw and mouth for any sign of cancer. We then use our VELscope, an incandescent light technology that helps detect any tissue abnormalities not visible to the human eye.
We take oral cancer screenings very seriously, which is why Dr. Kern invested in VELscope. Our practice is one of the first dental offices in the country to offer this leading edge technology.
As our patient, you receive an oral cancer screening at each cleaning appointment, which are typically made every four to six months. If you have not visited a dentist in the last six months, we highly recommend you come in for a VELscope oral cancer screening.
Please contact us to schedule your dental visit and oral cancer screening.