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VELscope® In Arizona

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Why VELscope®?

According to the American Cancer Society, March 9, 2018, about 51,540 people will get oral cavity cancer or oropharyngeal cancer. An estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers. Based on a previous study, approximately 1.2 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with oral cavity and pharynx cancer at some point during their lifetime.

One of the VELscope® system’s most important tasks is to help identify areas that might, if not identified and treated, progress to oral cancer. The VELscope® system is designed to help dentist recognize oral abnormalities found on the lips, mouth, and upper throat.

How Long Is The VELscope® Treatment?

In just two (2) minutes, with no rinses, stains or discomfort, a VELscope® examination allows dentist to improve their assessment of your overall oral health.

How it Works

The VELscope® uses a safe blue light and fluorescence technology to show differences between normal and abnormal tissues in the mouth. Looking through a special lens, dentists can detect changes several cell layers deep in the early stages that frequently can not be seen by the naked eye.

Why You Should Be Screened

Oral cancer kills one person every hour in North America. Oral cancer has 3 times as many victims as cervical cancer. If you are over 40, smoke and drink alcohol you are at an increased risk to develop oral cancer. Nearly half of oral cancer patients are expected to die within 5 years because of a late diagnosis, however when detected early it is 80% to 90% survivable. Unfortunately, only 35% of case are diagnosed in the early stages.

 

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SC Dental Offices That Provide This Service

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Surprise Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Marley Park

13954 W. Waddell Road, Suite #112 Surprise, Arizona [85379]
Call Now: 623-889-6000

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
(Friday by appointment only)

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Goodyear Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Palm Valley

1616 N Litchfield Rd, Ste #250, Goodyear, Arizona [85395]
Call Now: 623-925-2220

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Wednesday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Phoenix Dental Office

A Beary Nice Smile

3608 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona [85019]
Call Now: 602-544-2480

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Glendale Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Arrowhead

20100 North 51st Avenue, Suite #D-410, Glendale, Arizona [85308]
Call Now: 623-582-5998

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
(Friday by appointment only)


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Maryvale Dental Office

A Healthy Smile

4105 North 51st Avenue, Suite #109, Maryvale, Arizona [85031]
Call Now: 623-245-2828

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Thursday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (CLOSED)
Saturday (8am to 12 noon)

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