Oral Cancer Screening
At Gallery Dental we are continually striving to provide the best dental care to our patients. We use the latest technology to enhance the traditional standard of care and truly provide the highest quality dental care.
As part of this constant effort, we are proud to launch our ORAL ID screening.
Oral ID is a non-invasive, easy, two-minute exam in which our dentist uses fluorescence technology to add accuracy and efficiency in the identification of oral abnormalities, greatly increasing the efficacy of oral exams, facilitating early detection and contributing to the prevention of oral cancer!
This screening is now available to all of our patients as an additional service during their regular 6-month check-up.
Approximately 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year and over 8,000 people suffering with oral cancer will lose their fight against the disease.
Oral cancer claims one life every hour of every day in any year. Unfortunately, this number has not significantly improved in several decades. Currently, oral cancer takes more lives than cervical cancer, testicular cancer, skin cancer (malignant melanoma), Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and other forms of cancer which we commonly hear about.
The death rate of oral cancer is particularly high due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. A lot of people are not aware that a dental visit can save their lives.
Next time you are in our office for your dental exam, remember to ask us about ORAL ID.
Prevention is our best weapon in our fight against oral cancer!
SHINE LIGHT, SAVE LIVES!