Can an orthodontist test for oral cancer

Cancer prevention with OralCDx - early detection of oral cancer


The OralCDx brush biopsy is indicated in order to examine changes in the oral mucous membrane that appear harmless and to rule out that there is a serious illness behind them.

  • For 40 years, the prognosis for oral cancer (carcinoma) has remained unchanged and the 5-year survival rate is around 50%.
  • The early detection of skin, cervical, breast, prostate and colon cancer has already saved the lives of many patients.
  • It is now also possible to detect oral cancer at an early stage.



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OralCDx - the simple oneBrush biopsy testfor the early detection of oral cancer. It can be used to determine whether oral white or redMucosal changesContain potentially dangerous precancerous or carcinomatous cells.

Statistically, it can be expected that two unclear oral mucosal lesions per week can be seen in the dental practice in patients whoneeds clarificationare. The vast majority of these lesions are harmless, but from a clinical-macroscopic point of view it is impossible to decide whether these lesions are really benign, whether they represent precancerous lesions or early stages of oral carcinoma.

The OralCDx test identifies seemingly harmless forms of early and early stages of oral cancer (so-called dissimulating carcinoma) and eliminates the risk of "watching and waiting". The brush biopsy method includes internal quality control and is minimally invasive; local anesthesia is not necessary.

OralCDx is not indicated for testing the rare, clearly suspected cancerous oral mucosal lesions that need to be referred to specialists immediately.


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Dr. Ron Tehsmer & Katharina Hemfort


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