As seen on the Friday, October 1st broadcast of “The Dr. Oz Show”, the VELscope system, a technology utilized by top dentist Dr. Gary E. Alhadef, is an outstanding means of oral cancer detection. The show’s theme, entitled, “A Trip to the Dentist Could Save Your Life,” is indicative of the powerful potential that dentistry has in facilitating and managing overall health and wellness. VELscope is a powerful tool in detecting oral abnormalities. Specifically designed to help dentists like Dr. Alhadef, the VELscope emits a unique blue-spectrum light, which lights up the healthy tissues of the mouth in a distinctive pattern. The way Dr. Alhadef distinguishes visibly traumatized areas is by noting where the visual spectrum of the blue-light is disturbed. By using the VELscope, Dr. Alhadef can confidently find abnormalities in the mouth, assisting greatly in early cancer detection for his patients and his community.
Dr. Mehmet Oz developed his own show after his appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Due to his popularity and credibility, Dr. Oz has become an advocate for health, disease detention, and illness prevention. On the aforementioned show, Dr. Levine, D.M.D., P.C. appears with Dr. Oz as they reveal sobering facts about incidents of oral cancer and the urgent need for earlier detection. This development comes on the heels The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent recognition of VELscope as a revolutionary tool in addressing global health concerns. The VELscope system is one of only eight devices to be so honored, and the only dental device.
For more information on VELscope technology, visit www.velscope.com.
About the Dentist
A native “Dallasite”, Dr. Alhadef completed his undergraduate work at The University of Texas at Austin, and received his DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Established in 1986 in Preston Center, Dr. Alhadef has an esthetically focused dental health practice and treats patients of all ages. Using the latest dental technologies, Dr. Alhadef and his highly trained staff provide comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Alhadef advanced training is conducted with other prominent cosmetic dentists who share his passion for the Art of Dentistry. Dr. Alhadef dedicates his yearly postgraduate dental education to learning about several dental disciplines. He is rapidly becoming known as Dallas’s leading cosmetic dentist due to his commitment and passion for his field. Dr. Alhadef has made network appearances to discuss state of the art dental technology and treatment. His level of expertise has led him to be published in The Washington Post. Dr. Alhadef makes it his priority to educate his community in presentations to local schools on dental health and care.
- American Dental Association Member
- Texas Dental Association Member
- Dallas County Dental Society Member
- Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Since 1987
- LVI Graduate- Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Former President – Alpha Omega Dental Organization
- Invisalign® Certified
- International Association for Orthodontics
- DDS Study Club
The office of Dallas cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary Alhadef, serves patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Irving, Grapevine, Texas, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Alhadef is married and has 4 sons. His personal interests include golf, flying, traveling, coaching his children’s sports teams, and spending time with his wife and children.