Greetings from Plano Smile Studio!
I’m thrilled to announce the latest powerful technology addition to our office: a brand new oral cancer screening process called ViziLite.
It is a simple, FDA approved cancer screening process that can actually save your life. It is composed of a chemiluminescent light source (ViziLite) to improve the identification of cancerous lesions and a blue phenothiazine dye to mark those lesions identified by ViziLite. Early detection is the strongest tool we have in the fight against oral cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, estimates reveal that more new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in 2008 than new cases of cervical cancer. In fact, it is estimated that there will be 34,000 new cases of oral cancer with 8000 fatalities this year, versus just 11,070 new cervical cancer cases; over three times the instances. What is of significant concern is that 25% of this group will have no predisposing factors, such as tobacco or alcohol use, or even a family history of ANY type of cancers.
We at Plano Smile Studio have implemented this new screening technology and will be talking with you about it at your next dental cleaning visit. If you have any questions please feel free to call or visit us today!
To learn more about this groundbreaking new screening process, please visit the ViziLite web page.
Dr. John M. Hucklebridge