LED Dental, Burkhart Dental Supply enter into U.S. distribution agreement

LED Dental, a wholly owned subsidiary of LED Medical Diagnostics (Burnaby, BC, Canada), has entered into a non-exclusive distribution partnership with Burkhart Dental Supply (Tacoma, WA) to distribute the company's VELscope Vx tissue fluorescence visualization system and product line within the U.S. market.

Related: Study supports tissue fluorescence visualization technology for oral cancer detection

The handheld device delivers blue light, which causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease, such as neoplastic lesions, chemical irritation, side effects from medication, thermal damage, fungal, viral, or bacterial infections. The system allows a wide variety of oral abnormalities to be discovered—often before they're visible to the unassisted eye. It also offers photo/video documentation capabilities through the viewing mechanism, which is a key function for referrals and patient records.

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