At G57 our Doctors and Hygienist both do an Oral Cancer screening at each dental visit we have recently purchased and received training with Oral ID to further provide our patientswith the most current technology.
Oral ID is Fluorescence technology which is an optical based technology that allows us to shine a blue light that can aid in identifying oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions at an earlier stage, therefore saving lives.
This device has bite guides to hold open a patient’s mouth and a mount that allows a smartphone or digital camera to attach to the front. In some under developed countries health workers in the field can easily photograph the inside of a person’s mouth and send those images wirelessly.
As with any technology, they can aid in diagnosis, but a proper exam is the most effective.
In Honor of Oral Cancer Awareness month Gallery57Dental will be participating in the NYC Oral Cancer Walk Sunday April 27th at 10am (beginning at Thompkins Square Park in the east village. To join us or donate to the cause click the link below.