Study results have shown that a clinical oral examination alone may not detect with reliability between benign, dysplastic lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma.  Some early stage cancer lesions may manifest in oral mucosa that appears to be normal to the naked eye during an examination.  The fact that oral squamous cell carcinomas are diagnosed at an advanced stage emphasizes the need for improving the visual oral examination provided by your hygienist or dentist.  That is why we have incorporated the OralID technology into our Glendale dental practice to save lives of those we are privileged to serve.

Glendale dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox and his team at DesertSmiles provide dental patients from Phoenix and Peoria the finest in oral cancer detection with the OralID “fluorescence technology.” This blue light allows our clinician to identify oral cancer at an earlier stage, thus saving lives.  Other medical applications of fluorescence technology include diagnosis of the GI tract, cervix, lung, and skin.

Visit our Glendale dental office for the finest in cosmetic dentistry, sleep dentistry, and implants.  Phoenix and Surprise patients should visit for more information.

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