Smithtown Dental Care, PLLC | ViziLite Plus & Oral Cancer Examination in Smithtown

David S Wiener, DDS, PC
Robert L Wagner, DMD, PC

 
Smithtown Dental Care, PLLC
Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Dr. Wiener (631) 265-3132
Dr. Wagner (631) 265-2990

Our Technology
 

ViziLite Plus

Our Practice continually looks for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care to our patients. We are concerned about oral cancer and look for it in every patient.

One American dies every hour from oral cancer. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary cause that both the incidence and mortality rates of oral cancer continue to increase. As with most cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Tobacco and alcohol use are other major predisposing risk factors but more than 25% of oral cancer victims have no such lifestyle risk factors. Oral cancer risk factors by patient profile is as follows:

Increased risk: patients ages 18-39; sexually active patients (HPV 16/18)

High risk: patients age 40 and older; tobacco users (any age, any type within 10 years)

Highest risk: patients age 40 and older with lifestyle risk factors (tobacco and/or alcohol use); previous history of oral cancer

We have incorporated ViziLte Plus into our oral cancer screening standard of care. We find that using ViziLite Plus along with standard oral cancer examination improves the ability to identify suspicious areas at their earliest stages. ViziLte Plus is similar to proven early detection procedures for other cancers such as mammography, Pap smear, and PSA. ViziLite Plus is a simple painless examination that gives the best chance to find any abnormalities at the earliest possible stage. Early detection of pre-cancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potentially disfiguring effects of oral cancer and possibly save your life.

To Learn more about ViziLite Plus and oral cancer, click on the link below:

www.vizilite.com/patient_site/