LED Dental Inc, Atlanta, has partnered with the Oral Cancer Foundation’s “Be Part of the Change” program, which aims to promote the importance of routine comprehensive oral screenings and early detection of oral cancer.

LED Dental, manufacturer of the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment, will provide a free VELscope Vx system to dental and specialty practices that make a commitment to perform a minimum of three oral screenings per day over a period of 3 years. Practices will only pay for the consumable asepsis barriers to prevent cross contamination during screenings.

While regular oral screenings are a key tool in early detection of oral cancer and precancerous lesions, many patients do not receive routine oral examinations that could potentially locate a serious oral health concern. The Oral Cancer Foundation is working to change the mind-set of the oral healthcare industry, making improved oral screening protocols a priority in every dental practice.