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VELscope®

VELscope®

Oral Cavity

In 2017, it is estimated that there will be 49,670 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancer and an estimated 9,700 people will die of this disease. 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. In just two 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 three 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 five 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.

Our Happy Patients

"I had heard about Dr. Denemark and Denemark Periodontal for years. Good thing, because I finally have needed their services a couple times in the past year. Everyone in the office is friendly and wants to make sure that what needs to be fixed gets taken care of in the most professional way. Not to mention the beautiful office and the state of the art equipment and technology make it my choice and I refer anyone who needs dental help to visit Dr. Denemark. His concern for your health and his approach to fixing the issue that is best for you makes Denemark the only choice in the Chicagoland Area."

Kent E Kent E.

"Dr. Denemark has done several implants on me and I'm really happy not only with the results, which are so perfect, as with the way the procedure was handled. I also had bone and gum grafting done with him and had excellent results. If I ever need an implant or grafting again Dr. Denemark is for sure the doctor I'll have them done with! He has been doing implants in our family for years, grandma (who had over 7 implants done with him), my nephew, my sister in law and so on. Totally trustworthy and great person! Excelente Periodontal Specialist!"

Thelma F Thelma F.

"If you are looking for a professional periodontist who treats you with respect, dignity, and actually cares about the end result rather than just the money, then you MUST go visit Dr. Denemark! Dr. Denemark and his staff, especially Marci, are extremely personable and care about the quality of their work. I highly recommend their work and most definitely will recommend them to friends and family. I appreciate you all and thank you for making what could've been a scary experience, a pleasant one."

Megan B Megan B.
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