VELscope is a hand held device that is used to detect oral cancers at an early stage. VELscope uses a bright blue light to highlight any changes in your mouth that a dentist could not see with the naked eye. During your dental examination we will shine this light over your tongue, cheeks, & lips. Healthy tissues will fluoresce or glow, while unhealthy tissue will absorb the light and show as a dark shadow.
Dr. James Park provides this oral cancer screening with each annual exam at no additional cost to our patients.