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What is OralID?

OralID is manufactured by Forward Science, a company that was founded with the vision to create a simpler, efficient, and more affordable oral cancer screening device.

OralID uses the same proven fluorescence technology as other oral exam devices, with no up-front costs and lower overall lifetime costs. In addition, unlike any other device on the market, OralID has no per-patient cost during use.

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Our Technology

OralID® uses a proven, optically based technology called "fluorescence technology." OralID's fluorescence technology uses a blue light (435–460 nm) that provides the clinician an aid in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer and pre-cancer. The other medical applications of fluorescence technology include highlighting abnormalities of the GI tract, cervix, lung, and skin.

"The future looks bright for the optical autofluorescence technology.”

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ID For Life™ Program


Market your Practice

Differentiate your practice by spreading oral cancer awereness to your community and patients


Increase Revenue

With no per patient cost, OralID is an instant revenue builder for your practice.


Change Lives

The adjunctive device that allows you to see what you could not with standard white light.

Forward Science® recognizes the need not only for screening for oral cancer, but for educating the public as well. For this reason the company offers the ID For Life Program. ID For Life is your Complete Oral Wellness Program. The monthly program not only includes the OralID® oral cancer screening device, but clinical support and marketing support. In order to decrease the oral cancer trends, we as dental professionals should be prepared to educate patients on the risks of oral cancer and HPV. After all, oral cancer is our industry's cancer. With the ID For Life Program, Forward Science will hold your hand every step of the way, whether it be how to talk to patients, how to bill or how to market screenings in your office.


Tissue fluorescence has been used as an aid in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer and pre-cancer. Fluorescence technology has been used in the medical field for many years, and in the dental field it has successfully screened more than 25 million patients in the past decade.

As a dentist, I highly recommend Forward Science for all of your oral healthcare needs. Their products are top-quality and have greatly improved the efficiency of my practice. Thank you, Forward Science!
Dr. Sarah Johnson
We love the OralID, it allows us to provide the latest technology in screening our patients for oral cancer, while differentiating our practice in a unique way.
Amanda Canto
We love using OralID as part of our standard of care. It’s lightweight and easy to use. Our patients know that it’s a great tool to use since our eyes cannot see what the fluorescence light can pick up. Patients always ask for it at their cleaning appointments, so it makes me happy to know that our patients feel that they are being cared for.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • OralID costs less than all of the competition and includes a SmartFilterID for easy photo documentation, Lifetime Warranty, and free Team Trainings. There are no disposables* required to use the device.

    *The CDC recommends the use of a sheath during standard procedures as best practice.

  • You will receive your OralID within five business days (or fewer) after placing your order.

  • Yes, we have two patient education trifolds that focus on the latest developments in oral cancer detection and HPV (human papillomavirus). The patient trifolds are Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer and Oral Cancer (the latter is a PG-rated version suitable for all ages).

  • OralID does not use a bulb of any kind, but a uniquely designed LED.

  • OralID uses lithium rechargeable battery. The kit you receive contains two batteries. Only use the batteries supplied by Forward Science.

  • You will need a special filter over the camera lens. Our two options are the:
    SmartFilterID(FS-18) which is provided in the OralID kit and allows the user to easily image the oral cavity using a smart phone or tablet.
    DSLR Camera Filter Adapter Kit (FS-XX - 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77 mm) for your large Nikon or Canon cameras.

  • You may use dental insurance code D0431, which is noted specifically for "adjunctive screening technologies" in order to screen for oral abnormalities.

  • The room light does not need to be turned off. Given the intensity of the light coming from OralID, turning off the overhead exam light will be sufficient to perform a thorough examination.

  • OralID can be disinfected via a simple wipe-down process. We recommend that you use CaviWipes™ or an equivalent to wipe down the entire device after each use.

    *The CDC recommends the use of a sheath during standard procedures as best practice.

  • Team Training is included with OralID and the ID for Life program for new users, staff who need a "refresher" and newly hired team members. Our comprehensive training webinar is available at One of our goals is superior customer service, and this means we’re here for you as long as you own an OralID. We want everyone to be educated about "Sex, Drugs & Oral Cancer."

  • Whether it is violet or blue, there is no major difference between different color fluorescence technologies used in the dental field. This technology, no matter what color it uses, has been proven to be a vital aid in the visualization of oral cancer, pre-cancer and other tissue abnormalities.

  • Both pair of glasses are the special filtered eyewear needed to work with the Fluorescence aspect of the OralID device. There are two types of glasses: one that will fit over prescription eyewear and one that is more sport fitting, so the clinician can choose which fits best, and then the other may be worn by the patient, or another clinician in the office who is also performing the exam. Patients do not “have to” wear the glasses; the light will not harm them.

  • Costs for exams will vary for each office, and we do not recommend a specific charge. Since OralID does not have any per patient cost, some offices are performing the oral screenings at no cost, some offices are only billing insurance (D0431), and some are charging up to $95. If you need assistance in implementing a pricing protocol, please contact Forward Science directly and we can help you in determining a proper screening fee for your office.