All Smiles by Dr. Audrey offers free oral cancer detection exam
From Staff Reports May 29, 2012 2:46PM
Caption – Dr. Audrey Sim of All Smiles by Dr. Audrey in Algonquin demonstrates the blue light technology oral cancer detection examination to be offered for free at her dental practice on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:30AM
Free dental examinations for early oral cancer detection through the use of the latest VELscope “blue light” technology will be available at the dental office of All Smiles by Dr. Audrey from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 785 S. Randall Road (at Harnish Drive) in Algonquin.
In addition to the exams, the Star 105 “Rolling Radio-Star on the Streets” van will be on the premises from 2 to 4 p.m.
“Oral cancer is on the increase, and over 40,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States,” said Audrey Sim, DDS. “By offering this simple test to members of the community, it is my goal to help in the early detection of oral cancer and save lives.”
“I find the technology offered by the VELscope to be invaluable,” Sim added. “The response from my patients who have taken the examination has been overwhelmingly positive. This two-minute exam is quick, painless and effective. There are no rinses or stains involved, and it provides no discomfort or side effects to the patient.”
The VELscope, recognized by the World Health Organization, is the most powerful tool in the discovery of oral abnormalities to help identify oral disease while it is still early to treat. The VELscope’s blue light stimulates natural fluorescence in the soft tissues of the mouth and allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye.
Because the VELscope assists in early detection, cancer can be caught before it has time to spread, potentially saving lives through less-invasive, more-effective treatment. The latest news and a video of the VELscope oral cancer detection examination are available at www.velscope.com.
For more information about the free VELscope oral cancer examination at All Smiles by Dr. Audrey, call 847-648-2739 or visit www.draudrey.com.