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Dr. Jeffery Bressman of Glenbrook Oral + Maxillofacial Surgery Installs New Oral Cancer Screening System

Glenview, IL (March 16, 2009)-  Dr. Jeffery Bressman, DDS of Glenbrook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to announce that his office has recently begun using the VELscope®  Oral Cancer Screening System for the early detection of oral cancer.  The VELscope® is the only device cleared by the FDA for its ability to help detect lesions that may not be visible under traditional white light examinations, including precancerous and cancerous growths.

 

Oral cancer kills one American every hour of every day.  Alarmingly, recent clinical data suggests that perhaps as many as 20% of its victims are contracting the disease not due to tobacco or alcohol use, but due to Human Pappiloma Virus (HPV) or other causes.  Moreover, the majority of oral cancers are detected in late stages, for which the 5-year survival rate is barely over 20%.  As a result, health experts are now advising all adults to have oral cancer examinations on an annual basis. 

 

The oral surgery office, in Glenview, IL, of Dr. Jeff Bressman, Glenbrook Oral + Maxillofacial Surgery has enhanced its ability to detect oral cancer at early stages, as well as to detect abnormal tissue at precancerous stages through the VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System. This cancer screening system is now being used adjunctively to conventional white light oral cancer examination. 

 

Should any screening be positive for abnormal tissue, Dr. Bressman and his team are able to provide a biopsy of the area in the office setting itself.  Further information regarding the VELscope® system is available at the following websites:

          http://www.velscope.com

          http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/apr2006/nidcr-10.htm

About Dr. Jeffrey Bressman

Dr. Jeffery Bressman, a Glenview based Oral surgeon, is a 1981 graduate of the University of IL College of Dentistry with high honors. He went on to complete his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of IL and affiliated hospitals. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesia and a member of numerous other dental organizations including the Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

 

He has an oral surgery practice in Glenview, Illinois concentrating primarily on all forms of oral surgery including wisdom teeth, oral pathology and dental implants.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.omfsurg.com or call 847-998-8959.

 

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Dr. Jeffery Bressman, Oral Surgeon, Glenview IL

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About Glenbrook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Glenbrook Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the finest personal service and facilities for their patients who always enjoy a warm, relaxed and comfortable environment. They deliver quality care to their patients through the pursuit of excellence in all areas of Oral + Maxillofacial Surgery treatment, including dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ disorders, the exposure of impacted teeth, bone grafting and treatment of sleep apnea. They also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.

The team members possess a commitment to be the best they can be in all areas of patient service. Contact the office to schedule your first consultation.