Text of Oral CDx Brochure
Your dentist can now painlessly prevent a disease that kills as many Americans as skin or cervical cancer and is rising among women, young people, and non-smokers. Over 25% of oral cancer victims do not use tobacco or abuse alcohol.
The first step in prevention is a careful oral exam. Most people will have tiny white or red spots in their mouth at one time or another. These spots do not usually contain any unhealthy cells, but only laboratory testing can tell.
OralCDx® is a painless method of testing common oral spots that uses a small brush to collect a sample for computer-assisted laboratory analysis.
If a spot is found by OralCDx to contain unhealthy cells (known as dysplasia), it typically takes years before these cells can cause any harm. During this time, the spot can be removed, long before oral cancer can start.
Most people will have tiny white or red spots in their mouth at one time or another.
Routine brushing of these common spots can prevent oral cancer years before it can even start.
OralCDx has been proven in large published clinical studies and it has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. OralCDx is now taught in the majority of U.S. dental schools as the standard of care in oral cancer prevention.
The use of OralCDx by over 30,000 U.S. dentists has prevented thousands of oral cancers by detecting unhealthy cells years before they could cause any harm.