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Bingham Farms Dentist Offers Free Oral Cancer Screen Using 'Velscope'
Timothy Kosinski DDS -- Esthetic Dentistry Timothy Kosinski DDS -- Esthetic Dentistry
Bingham Farms , MI
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Latest Oral Cancer Screening’s Now Free for New Patients At The SmileCreator
All new patients making an appointment for a dental examination or hygiene visit at the SmileCreator can now receive a free oral cancer screening using the innovative Velscope technology.

The offer is being made in conjunction with the introduction of Velscope oral cancer screening by Dr. Timothy Kosinski, DDS, in the SmileCreator office in Bingham Farms.

Oral cancer is typically discovered in late stages, when the five-year survival rate is only about 22 per cent. Early detection of this cancer can increase the survival rate to more than 80 per cent. Oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that have not seen significant reduction in incidence over the past 30 years.

"Because oral cancer is a serious disease with a small survival rate if not discovered early," says Dr. Kosinski, "I have arranged for Velscope screening to be available to all my patients. I am making the free offer to encourage my new patients to use this potentially life-saving tool."

Intra-oral cancer screening with Velscope technology utilizes a narrow band of high energy blue light that helps evaluate the oral tissue for abnormal areas in the mouth. Recent research has shown a strong association of oral cancer with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can be transmitted sexually.

Velscope is used to assist dentists in discovering cancerous or pre-cancerous growths in patients 18 and older that may not be apparent to the naked eye. The Velscope shows normal tissue as green with abnormalities turning black in color. If abnormalities are detected, more extensive tests, like biopsies, can be performed.

"The Velscope may be a great tool to use in intra oral screening," explains Dr. Kosinski. "The signs and symptoms of oral cancer include lumps in the lining inside the mouth, tongue numbness, lumps in the throat area, red or white lesions in the mouth and dark blue or black spots on the tongue."

The SmileCreator office is located at: 31000 Telegraph Rd., Suite 170, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. For more information visit: http://www.smilecreator.net (248) 646-8651

About Dr. Timothy F. Kosinski, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Kosinski is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Dentistry and serves on the editorial review board of Reality, the information source for esthetic dentistry, Contemporary Esthetics and Clinical Advisors. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and received his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Kosinski has received many honors including Fellowship in the American and International Colleges of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, is a member of OKU and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Kosinski was the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Alumni Association's "Alumnus of the Year" in 2001. Dr. Kosinski has published over 80 articles on the surgical and prosthetic phases of implant dentistry and was a contributor to the textbook, Principles and Practices of Implant Dentistry.


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