VELscope® is an FDA-approved non-invasive oral cancer-screening device. Dr. Jercinovic offers VELscope® as an adjunct to an annual oral cancer exam performed during a patient’s regular dental checkup. The small VELscope® device shines bright blue light into the mouth, highlighting changes and lesions that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. If anomalous tissue is seen, Dr. Jercinovic can perform a biopsy to determine if oral cancer is present. Early detection of oral cancer is very important to increase survival rates, and the VELscope can detect cancerous and precancerous changes in the mouth as early as stage one.