Dental Hygiene Clinicians Report July/August 2012, Volume 5 Issue 4

   
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Oral Cancer Screening and Head and Neck Inspection are Our Responsibility!

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Comprehensive Head and Neck Examination
DOE SE
DentalFoto Camera System with VELscope Adapter
Identafi OCS
VELscope

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DentLight
Dental Learning Centers
DentalEZ Group
GoToDDS
LED Dental
Dental Hygiene Clinicians Report July/August 2012, Volume 5 Issue 4 - h201208

Abstract

Oral Cancer Screening and Head and Neck Inspection are Our Responsibility!

• More patients under the age of 40 are being diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancer
• Visual and tactile examinations are the standard and should be accomplished with each oral exam
• Tissue fluorescence highlights soft-tissue lesions and promotes thorough examination
• Example protocol that includes the use of tissue fluorescence
• Fluorescence reveals precancerous and cancerous lesions
• Screening using fluorescence
• Three Fluorescence screening lights available
• Documentation of tissue abnormalities for patient record is easily accomplished using photography
• Follow-up with patient and communication with specialists
• CR Conclusions