The Velscope is a powerful screening tool that we at Innovative Dental Health use in conjunction with our clinical oral exam. The blue light which fluoresces from the Velscope allows us to see any unusual soft tissue changes not visible to the naked eye. It helps us in the early detection of lesions that may be pre-cancerous. In the US alone, oral cancer will cause 8000 + deaths this year, or approximately 1 person per hour will die from this disease. Discovering oral cancer in its early stages is extremely important. If found early, oral cancer’s 5 year survival rate is between 80-90%. However if found in the late stages, oral cancer’s 5 year survival rates drop to 32%-43%.