what is an oral cancer exam?
New York cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jason Kasarsky, is pleased to introduce the VELscope cancer screening system into his dental practice. VELscope technology is a revolutionary hand-held device that aids in the early detection of oral cancer. The VELscope helps Dr. Kasarsky to better view any abnormal tissue that could lead to cancer. If oral cancer is detected early, using oral technology such as VELscope, patients have a 90% survival rate.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team are the best in the business. I used to put off going to the dentist for two years at a time because I've always hated the experience until I went for a cleaning at Dr.Kasarsky's office. Now I'm going 4 times a year for a cleaning. Last Sunday, I unfortunately chipped my tooth late at night, and in a panic, I reached out to Dr. Kasarsky around 11 pm. Within minutes, he responded to me and set up an appointment for the following day. 24 hours after chipping my tooth, I was all back to normal. Not only was it fixed, but you couldn't even tell it had work done it on. The man is not only a great dentist; he is only an artist. If you're like me and have always hated the dentist, I recommend switching to Dr. Karsarky. And trust me, a recommendation for me is essentially a guarantee."- C.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky is personable, skilled, knowledgable and patient. The work is beautiful. It is as close to pain free dentistry as possible. Marissa, the hygienist, is a gem. The best cleaning ever. I enjoy them. The assistants and the front desk could not be nicer. They follow up (as does Dr. Kasarsky), take the time to know you and are super accommodating about scheduling changes. Office is attractive and super clean. Can't say enough good things."- G.I. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Super helpful staff and excellent service!"- B.S. / Google / Feb 23, 2022
"I had neglected my teeth for years and was in need of care. At the time I was working out of a midtown Manhattan office. One day I walked by the dental practice of Dr. Kasarsky (when he had a street level office). Something told me to give it a try so I went in and made an appointment and as they say, the rest is history. Because of my past neglect I required extensive teeth and gum work to get back to a healthy state. Mission accomplished. Throughout the years, the professionalism and skill of Dr. Kasarsky and his staff have been top notch. I no longer work in Manhattan but I still make the trek in whenever I need work or a cleaning. (Thank you Marissa.) Recently, I thought I had a painful dental issue but it was caused by a stretched muscle attached to the jaw. Quickly diagnosed and resolved by Dr. Kasarsky. I would not consider going anywhere else."- E. / Google / Dec 12, 2021
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
what can i expect during an oral cancer exam?
An oral cancer examination using VELscope takes only a couple of minutes to complete and most patients have no problems with pain or discomfort. Shining the bright light of the VELscope on the patient’s teeth and gums, the dentist will be able to examine the mouth and screen for any abnormalities in the tissue. If the dentist sees any areas of concerns, the patient may need further testing or a referral to a specialist.
how much does an oral cancer exam cost?
The cost of an oral cancer exam using VELscope is usually between $15 - $35 and is included in the cost of the patient’s dental exam. Since this is a preventative procedure, oral cancer exams are usually covered by dental insurance.
Oral Cancer exam FAQs
How Often should i get an oral cancer exam?
Patients over the age of 18 should receive an oral cancer examination at least once a year. Patients who notice an abnormality, such as a lesion in their mouth, should see a dentist as soon as possible.
Is an oral cancer exam Safe?
VELscope is a safe, new method of screening for oral cancer. At leader in oral health and technology, VELscope has made it easier and more affordable to catch oral cancer in its early stages for better survival rates.
do i need an oral cancer exam?
Patients should receive an oral cancer screening after a thorough dental examination with their regular dental practitioner. Most patients undergo an oral cancer examination in addition to their annual dental exam.
call today and Fight oral Cancer
Every hour someone dies from oral cancer. At his offices in Manhattan and White Plains, Dr. Kasarsky uses the latest in oral health technology to diagnose his patients early to give them more treatment options and a better chance of beating oral cancer.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $75
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 Minutes