GLENDALE, Ariz., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In just a couple extra minutes at your next routine dental examination, a special high-tech blue light can be used to identify precancerous and cancerous tissues that cannot be seen under white light. The VELscope VX® system used at Dr. Lee Ann Brady's practice is a new, FDA-approved, non-invasive and painless screening tool that helps diagnose oral cancer in its earliest stages.
"Each year over 30,000 Americans contract oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to remind everyone that you should get an annual oral cancer screening at your dental office. In my practice, we conduct the traditional oral cancer screening examination but offer the VELscope VX® system as a supplement to increase the chances of early detection," says Dr. Brady.
For more information about oral cancer prevention & detection, visit http://desertsunsmiles.com/oral-cancer-screening
To schedule a dental exam and oral cancer screening or a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brady, contact her office at (623) 939-4777 or visit desertsunsmiles.com.
About Lee Ann Brady, DMD
In 2010, Dr. Lee Ann Brady was named one of the "Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S." by Dental Products Report. She is a nationally recognized dental educator, author and privately practicing dentist.
Dr. Brady owns Desert Sun Smiles Dental Care (desertsunsmiles.com) in Glendale, Arizona and serves as the Director of Clinical Education for the Clinical Mastery Series (clinicalmastery.com), providing hands-on and "live" patient training programs for dentists across the country. Previously she held executive leadership positions with Spear Education and The Pankey Institute.
She writes a continuing education blog for dentists at leeannbrady.com and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine. Dr. Brady lectures at dental meetings in the U.S. and abroad and has been published in a variety of dental media.
SOURCE Desert Sun Smiles, LLC