MOUNT VERNON, WA (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PreViser Corporation (www.previser.com) announces that effective November 1, 2005 it will no longer charge for use of its Internet-based tool to assess risk for oral cancer, a component of their Oral Health Information Suite(TM), software used by dental professionals worldwide.
Early detection of oral cancer is essential to a successful outcome of treatment for this serious disease,” states Carl Loeb, PreViser CEO. “Once oral cancer is visible, the disease has advanced significantly. Using our tool to identify high-risk patients allows clinicians to recommend appropriate tests and exam frequency, improving the odds of catching the disease early enough for intervention. Since the dental professional is the first line of detection for this cancer, we made the decision to promote our tool’s usage by offering the service free of charge in the sincere hope that it will result in earlier detection of the disease.”
The OHIS(TM) Oral Cancer Risk Assessment requires no expensive or unusual testing. Most information can be provided by the patients themselves on a printed data input form while they wait, then the clinician can complete the assessment and immediately produce a printed report for the patient with a numeric score and recommendations targeted to each risk factor to prevent or detect the disease in the earliest stages.
Current users have organized special events focusing on oral cancer, offering free risk screenings to new patients. This is an effective way for dental professionals to raise consumer awareness of the importance of risk and preventive care, as well as improve the services they can offer. Recently, the tool was used at a screening event by dentists and physicians at Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg, PA. Dr. Randy Nolf, periodontist and PreViser co-founder, reported on his participation in that event, saying, “This was the best, most comprehensive screening I’ve ever participated in. The risk reports were very revealing, greater insight for the examining doctors and increased understanding for patients. This should become a routine part of every dental and medical practice.”
The Oral Cancer tool is a component of the Oral Health Information Suite(TM), version 2.1, available for free download at www.previser.com. The OHIS(TM) offers a range of products in one convenient application. With version 2.1, the tools included allow dental clinicians to create accurate, objective, and quantitative reports to identify periodontal risk and disease, tooth risk (caries, fracture, and root defects), and oral cancer risk.
PreViser Corporation provides web-enabled diagnostic decision support tools for dental professionals. The PreViser Oral Health Information Suite(TM) enables quick, accurate, reproducible and objective diagnosis in an easy-to-understand format for the dental professional and the patient.
To learn more about PreViser or to download the software for free, visit www.previser.com.
News issued by: PreViser Corporation
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Original Story ID: (1046) :: 2005-11-1128-004
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