About Cancer Screenings
During your routine dental examination at Everlasting Smile, we offer oral pathology screenings for pre-cancer, cancer, and other diseases of the mouth for our patients. Our NYC general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Andrew Reingold, offers the VELscope® screening technology, a hand-held device that can detect oral pathologies and abnormal tissues that may lead to cancer. Using light, the VELscope is a safe and effective diagnostic tool. As a leader in oral health and technology, Dr. Reingold feels it is very important to offer this service to all his patients, especially men and women over the age of 18, to have this early detection screening. If you would like to learn more about our oral screenings and what is included in your annual dental exam, call and schedule your appointment today.
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"I've been a patient of Dr. Reingold for over 10 years and have been incredibly happy the whole time. He take a minimalist, don't do it unless you need it, approach. Recently I went through invisalign treatment and he made it as easy as possible, setting expectations as always. I needed some slight restorative work afterward and that turned out amazing as well. Can't recommend his practice enough!"- J. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"Dr. Reingold is a dentist you can TRUST. I have recommended him to 5+ friends (great dentists in NYC are so hard to find): he is caring, extremely detail-oriented, crazy smart, explains everything clearly and I'm so happy with the results of my Invisalign journey with him and the team (the entire staff is SO welcoming) Definitely check them out!"- R.C. / Google / Aug 25, 2020
"Dr. Reingold is a dentist you can TRUST. I have recommended him to 5+ friends (great dentists in NYC are so hard to find): he is caring, extremely detail-oriented, crazy smart, explains everything clearly and I’m so happy with the results of my Invisalign journey with him and the team (the entire staff is SO welcoming) Definitely check them out!"- R.C. / Yelp / Aug 24, 2020
"I highly recommend Everlasting Smile services! As someone who had the same dentist since she was 2 years old finding a trust worthy one was not something easy for me. I'm so glad I found this clinic 7 years ago as this is the place where I go for all my dental work. The staff has done an amazing job at keeping everyone feeling safe and comfortable during these challenging times. My personal favorite is the sterilized bins in where you can put all your belongings and not have to worry about them touching the floor. Don't put off your routine dental work for later, the clinic has gone above an beyond to ensure all patients and staff are safe."- A.C. / Google / Aug 22, 2020
What to Expect
Taking only a couple minutes of your appointment time, the oral screening with the VELscope technology is fast and painless. Using light, the VELscope is passed over the teeth and gums while your dentist performs a visual examination. Your dentist will also be using his fingers inside to feel the surface of the skin to feel for any bumps or abnormal soft tissue textures. If any areas are of concern, your dentist may schedule a biopsy to excise the tissue for further testing.
Men and women over the age of 18 should have an oral cancer screening at least once a year. If you use any type of tobacco products regularly, have a family history of oral cancer, or see a lesion in your mouth, you should make it a priority to have an oral screening by your primary dentist regularly.
The cost of an oral cancer exam is usually between $15 – $35, and is included in the total cost of the patient’s dental exam. Since this is a preventative procedure, oral cancer exams are usually covered by dental insurance. If this service is not covered by your insurance, you can talk to our Billing Coordinator about your out-of-pocket costs.
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At his offices in Manhattan, Dr. Reingold uses the latest in oral health technology to diagnose his patients to give them more treatment options and a better oral health. We hope you will consider Everlasting Smile a trusted, comprehensive dental practice where you can get the services and screenings needed for optimal health. Call and schedule your appointment today.