CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdatePENNSYLVANIA: Dentist in Springettsbury Put Patients at Risk for Hepatitis, HIV, State Says
By Sean Adkins
June 6, 2013
York Daily Record (06.06.2013)
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising patients of York County dentist Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin, D.M.D. that they might be at risk for infection. In April, the state's board of dentistry temporarily suspended Marcin’s license after an investigation found that her practice did not sterilize some of its equipment properly. The state department of health is recommending that Marcin’s current and former patients get tested for HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The patients may have undergone dental procedures that Marcin performed directly, such as tooth removals, fillings, and denture fittings. Secretary of Health Michael Wolf expressed his concern for Marcin’s patients and stated that, "We have not received any related reports of disease transmission or illness at this time,” but he added that the health department recommended testing as a precautionary measure for Marcin’s current or former patients. They should call the toll-free hotline, at 1–855–265–4613.