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Sterilization

Posted by Seattle Dental Care Apr 08, 2020

Hello,

Today we wanted to discuss a topic that may be on the minds of some people. Recently, articles have been published about an oral surgeon in Oklahoma who has not been following state regulation on sterilization and anesthesia. This put thousands of patients at risk for contracting Hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Upon inspection of his two practices, they’ve discovered that he was using rusty instruments, reusing needles, and potentially contaminated drug vials. Beyond that, they were not properly using the machine used to sterilize instruments, and it hadn’t been tested in over 6 years. His practice is currently under investigation.

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