Products for Doctors
Once you have decided to incorporate cancer screenings as part of your practice, whether as a new billable procedure, or as part of your regular examination process, your patient population needs to know that the screening is available.
We have found these simple 1.25-inch buttons worn by the office staff to be an excellent way to begin the dialog with your patient population about having a screening while they are in the office that day. The front office staff wears the "We look for it" button. When a patient approaches them, the button raises the inevitable question " What do you look for?" Front desk staff now have the opportunity to respond with "Oral cancer. 30,000 new patients will be diagnosed with this very deadly disease this year. In its early stages it may not be noticeable to you or painful. While you are here today we can give you a thorough screening for oral cancer .
The "I look for it" button is designed for the hygiene staff and the doctor. Again, the opening discussion is initiated by the patient through an answerable question. The "Dental exams save lives" is a more general button, that while a statement, creates a question in the reader's mind. They normally do not associate dental exams with life threatening events. Dental exams, when they include a complete oral cancer screening, definitely save lives.
A packet of 12 assorted buttons for your staff is $7.00
Price includes shipping.
A packet of 50 buttons for your patients is $20.00
Price includes shipping.
Early detection of oral lesion through tissue fluorescence
Fluorescence visualization assists healthcare professionals in identifying oral abnormalities at the earliest stages. The VELscope technology platform is based on the direct visualization of tissue fluorescence and the changes that occur when abnormal cells are present. The VELscope hand piece emits a safe blue light into the oral cavity, causing tissue fluorescence from the surface of the epithelium through to the basal membrane – where pre-malignant changes typically start. By utilizing special optical filters in the VELscope hand piece the clinician is able to immediately view the different fluorescence signatures in the oral tissue to help differentiate between normal and abnormal cellular activity.
VELscope helps the clinician evaluate oral mucosa for abnormal areas of concern, such as potentially cancerous lesions, which are often undetectable under white light. VELscope is a revolutionary hand-held device offering Dentists and Hygienists an easy-to-use adjunctive screening instrument for early detection of oral mucosal abnormalities. Typically, healthy tissue appears as a bright apple green, while the suspicious regions are identified by a loss of fluorescence, which thus appear dark. When used in combination with white light examination, VELscope is the new standard of care for early detection in oral mucosal screening.
Healthy tissue fluorescence
Photos courtesy of the British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program.
Fluorescence Visualization of Tissue Margins in Cancer Patients from The Journal of Cancer Research Nov 2006
LED Dental Inc.
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Relieves mucositis discomfort and promotes healing
CAPHOSOL, a topical oral agent, is a U.S. patented, prescription medical device that lubricates the mucosa and helps maintain the integrity of the oral cavity through its mineralizing potential. The distinguishing feature of CAPHOSOL is its high concentrations of calcium and phosphate ions, which are hypothesized to exert their beneficial effects by diffusing into intracellular spaces in the epithelium and permeating the mucosal lesion in mucositis. Calcium ions play a crucial role in several aspects of the inflammatory process, the blood clotting cascade, and tissue repair and phosphate ions may be a valuable supplemental source of phosphates for damaged mucosal surfaces.
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Princeton, NJ 08540