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Pa. health officials: dentist's patients at risk




 

YORK, Pa. (AP) - Health officials are warning patients of a central Pennsylvania dentist that they might be at risk for infection of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

The Pennsylvania Health Department says an investigation found Dr. Jacqueline Marcin did not follow appropriate procedures to properly clean, disinfect and sterilize devices at her dental office in York.

There haven't been any infections reported but patients are being urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C if they were treated directly by Marcin. That includes fillings, tooth removals, denture fittings and other procedures.

Those who got routine cleanings or checkups by other staff members aren't included in the testing advisory.

Marcin's license was suspended on April 29 and her office is closed while the investigation continues.



 


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