A Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life – VELscope

Posted: September 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

On Friday, October 1, the VELscope system will be featured in a story about oral cancer detection on the extremely popular "The Dr. Oz Show".  The theme of the show:  "A Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life."
As you may know, Dr. Mehmet Oz came to fame as a result of his frequent appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show".  His popularity and credibility became so great that he now has his own show, which is syndicated nationally in the U.S. and is shown on CTV in Canada. 
Long time VELscope user Jonathan Levine, D.M.D., P.C. appears with Dr. Oz. They discuss in detail the sobering facts about the incidence of dangers of oral cancer and the need for earlier detection.  Dr. Levine then explains the advantages of the VELscope and demonstrates it on a patient.  
With recent publicity surrounding Michael Douglas's announcement that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 oral cancer, public awareness of the need for earlier detection of this deadly and disfiguring disease is at an all-time high.  Interest in oral cancer screenings--particularly with a VELscope system--should skyrocket following "The Dr. Oz Show" airing.
This development comes on the heels of yet another honour for our life-saving technology.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recognized the VELscope as an innovative device that addresses global health concerns.  In 2009, the WHO Department of Essential Health Technologies had challenged the scientific and business communities to identify and develop innovative technologies to address global health concerns.  This summer, following months of evaluation, the organization officially recognized those innovative medical devices, either existing or under development, which address global health concerns and which are likely to be accessible, appropriate and affordable for use in low- and middle-income countries. The VELscope system was one of only eight devices to be so honoured, and the only dental device.
I would also like to call your attention to our dramatically enhanced website, www.velscope.com.  One of the key features of our website is one that invites visitors to "Find a VELscope Practice".  All they have to do is enter their city and/or state or province, and they'll get a list of all VELscope practices in area. We expect this feature to get a lot of use starting this Friday!
I would like to both thank and congratulate you for your foresight in investing in your VELscope system, and for all you are doing to provide the best possible oral health care for your patients.

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