According to the American Cancer Society®, approximately 54,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, including around 950 cases in Maryland. Because this disease can be difficult to detect early on, you should call 301-589-3468 for an oral cancer screening in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. William A. Taylor and our team use the VELscope® Sapphire Plus system to locate potential problems as soon as possible. This system uses a special light that will reveal abnormal tissues or oral lesions. Those areas can be targeted for a biopsy to help determine the next step in your treatment. The screening is painless and noninvasive and can be completed in just a few minutes with our dentist.