Downtown Calgary Dentist, Dr. Kim Orth, Offers Oral Cancer Screening Using VELscope®

Emphasizing the importance of early detection, Dr. Orth explains the importance of VELscope in detecting cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions.

Online PR News – 31-January-2013 – 1/28/2013, Calgary, Alberta – Calgary, Alberta According to The Canadian Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 4,000 new cases of oral cancer in 2012, alone. In light of that startling statistic, and understanding the crucial need for early detection, Downtown Calgary Dentist, Dr. Kim Orth, is providing his patients with oral cancer screenings using a device known as VELscope.

"In the past, oral cancer screenings relied primarily on a simple visual examination," explains Dr. Orth. "Today, VELscope allows us to visualize abnormal tissue with better accuracy and in greater detail." Casting a special blue light into the oral cavity, VELscope has been cleared by Health Canada to help detect cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions that might otherwise not be visible to the naked eye.

Quickly becoming one of the most requested services at his Calgary office, Dr. Orth explains some of the patient-side benefits of the screening system. "Patients are embracing VELscope for a few reasons," explains Dr. Orth. "The screening is non-invasive, takes only minutes, and there are no messy dyes or rinses to speak of."

"What's more, VELscope is proving invaluable when it comes to early detection of oral cancer," explains Dr. Orth. This assertion confirms recent findings from a 620-patient study out of the University of Washington. The manufacturers of VELscope reported on this new research, explaining that, "Within a dental school setting, the addition of VELscope to routine clinical examinations resulted in the detection of a number of mucosal abnormalities not detected by the conventional exam."

Asked to speculate on the future of VELscope, Dr. Orth offered this: "Oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. A quick and effective way to detect abnormal tissue, we will continue to offer VELscope screenings with confidence and enthusiasm."

Interested parties are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Orth at 403.265.5724 or

About Dr. Orth

Dr. Kim Orth is a General Dentist practicing in Downtown Calgary. A member of the Alberta Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, and a graduate of the Alberta Dental School, Dr. Orth practices at Core Dental, located on the forth floor of the Core Shopping Centre (formerly known as the Eaton Centre).

Core Dental can be reached at 403.265.5724 or