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Unsterile Dental Practice May Have Exposed 7,000 Patients to HIV, Hepatitis

A new article from ABC News reports “The Tulsa Health Department is warning 7,000 patients of a local dentist’s office that they could have contracted HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from poor sterilization practices.” In response to a recent positive test for hepatitis C and HIV in a patient without other known risk factors, a surprise inspection was conducted at the practice of Dr. Wayne Harrington, an oral surgeon in Tulsa, Okla. The inspection allegedly found “numerous problems, including regular use of a rusty set of instruments on patients with known infections, and the practice of pouring bleach on wounds until they ‘turned white’.”

Read it in ABC News.