Guidelines for Use of Velscope

Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia Guideline

Adopted May 29, 2009

While the use of the Velscope (Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope) may have utility in institutions or selected patient populations where a diagnosis of dysplasia or carcinoma has been established or where patients have been identified as high risk, there is currently not enough evidence to support the use of the Velscope as a routine cancer screening device in the general dental population.