Oral Cancer Screening





Early detection of oral cancer can make all the difference when it comes to surviving the disease.  The VELscope oral cancer screening technology is available at Sandalwood Dental in Mississauga. Supported by the Canadian Dental Association, it is easily administered, safe, rapid, and painless.

The VELscope makes use of fluorescence visualization technology to help Dr. Paul Han identify abnormal tissue including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions that otherwise might not be detected by the naked eye.


What are the risk factors for oral cancer?

The actual cause of oral cancer is not known but risk factors include:

  • Consumption of tobacco products
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Oral sex
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Poor diet; genetics and male gender bias