LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED Medical”, “the Company”), a developer of tissue visualization detection technologies for the medical industry, said today that its VELscope Vx® Enhanced Oral Assessment technology is having a very positive effect on how the dental practices that use it are perceived by their patients.
“Since we launched our first generation device over six years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to speak first-hand with hundreds of dentists and hygienists about the impact our technology is having on their practices,” said Peter Whitehead, founder and CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics and its LED Dental subsidiary, the manufacturer of the VELscope Vx® Enhanced Oral Assessment System. “The common denominator is that almost all say they love the fact that their practice is seen not just as the place to go to get teeth cleaned, drilled and filled, but as the place to go for enhanced oral health.”
In recent years numerous scientific studies have documented the link between oral health and systemic health. In fact, in 2010 the American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health was founded to enable dedicated health care leaders and professionals create awareness about the relationship between oral health and whole body health. VELscope® technology, which helps dentists and hygienists detect lesions that might be subsequently diagnosed as oral diseases such as oral cancer, pre-cancer or viral, bacterial and fungal infections, is a powerful example of the profound impact a dental practice can have on the overall health of its patients.
“After we’ve examined them with the VELscope®, our patients leave our office very excited,” said Benjamin Fiss, DDS, who uses three VELscope® devices at his state-of-the-art practice on the stretch of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile. “They feel that we’ve done not only what we’re supposed to do, but that we’ve gone above and beyond that. As a result, they often refer their friends, who come to us asking about the VELscope® exam.” Dr. Fiss added that the VELscope® has had a very positive impact on his staff members, who are excited about being able to educate their patients and have a significant impact on their lives. A one-minute interview with Dr. Fiss can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptApG539VhM .
According to Mr. Whitehead, “A VELscope® customer recently told me, ‘My patients used to think of me as their dentist. Now, thanks to VELscope®, they think of me as the doctor for their mouth.’ It’s very gratifying to realize that our technology is able to enhance not only the health of patients, but the health of dental practices as well.”