Filtering the Light

January 23, 2011

By Dr. John Flucke

Taking DentLight’s DOE Oral Cancer Screening System for a test drive.

We’ve put the device through its paces in my office for about 6 months now and have been very pleased with its performance and with the increased visibility it provides. While wearing the magnification and using the filters, tissue exposed to the violet light appears as a greenish color while potential areas of concern show up dark. The contrast is extremely good, which makes the exam process easier to perform.  … Patient acceptance has been outstanding. I’ve always done oral cancer screenings and have always made a point to tell my patients about it and why I’m doing it. Now they know that I’m just doing more to try and ensure their health.