Patients need testing due to dentist’s shoddy infection control practices

OSHA Healthcare Connection, February 15, 2011

It is bad enough that 553 dental patients at the Dayton Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital may have to undergo hepatitis and HIV testing due to suspect infection control practices by a dentist. Even worse are reports that co-workers and management may have known about the dentist’s poor work practices for years, with one former supervisor testifying that the dentist “was not trainable” in bloodborne pathogens precautions, reported the Dayton Times on February 11.

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