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Oral cancer exam

Has anyone used Velscope before? We are currently using Vizilite and are looking to make a change. What do you think of Velscope? What do you using in your office and do you like it? Have your results been accurate?



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We also use the vizilite. I do like working with it but at the same time my general preference is an oral cdx brushing, laser or scalpel biopsy. I have not tried velscope however being that it is a machine I guess it cuts down on ordering cost.

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I just had a seminar on this by a Dr. Jonathan Bregman in Chappel Hill, SC. He gave tons of information on how each of these techniques work, how much they cost and which are his favorites. I will attach the link for his consulting website.
His email is info@bregmandentistry.com. He said he loves sharing info.

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I have used Velscope every day for 2 years and love it. Its easy to use and non invasive for the patient. You just shine the light and look for dark suspicious spots. If we find something we document it on a diagram of ths mouth provided by the company and refer for a biopsy if dr thinks its necessary. You only need to buy disposable plastic caps and handle barriers.

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Our office has the Identify 3000. I have heard there is a lot of false positives with the velscope…..through a local oral surgeon who recently lectured for our study club about oral cancer. IMO there is not one superior to the other product and after all are only TOOLS that help to identify cancerous lesions. The only way to know if a suspicious lesion is cancer is to have a biopsy.

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We use to use vizalite years ago, we now have the Velscope and it is much more cost effective and easy to use. The patients are given the option to have it or not at their hygiene appointment. Hygienist are not able to do the exam the dentist does it when he comes in for his check. The technology of the Velscope seems more impressive but I don’t know how much better one is over the other.

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Been using VELscope for a few years, it’s the patients choice to use or not. We offer it & recommend using once a year. Most patients want to use it. Cost is usually a factor, $38 charge usually not covered by most insurance

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