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July 26, 2019 News NewsOral Health

People Living With HIV Struggle To Access Much-Needed Dental Care

by The Conversation

Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it. Nearly 37 million people were living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) globally in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. In Canada, 84,409 cases

June 11, 2019 News News

Woman Refused Dental Treatment Due to HIV Status to Receive €10,000

by Gordon Deegan, The Irish Times

A dental clinic has agreed to pay a woman €10,000 after a dentist refused to treat her after she disclosed that she had HIV. The dentist is also to provide the woman a written apology after she agreed to withdraw

May 26, 2019 News News

HIV Fear Over ‘Dirty’ Dental Equipment

by BBC News

Hundreds of dental patients have been offered blood tests over fears they could have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C. Dirty equipment may have been used to treat 563 patients of a former hygienist at Dentality@Hoddesdon. Public

April 4, 2019 News Oral Health

Students Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis B, C, HIV at 12 School Dental Clinics

by Deborah Horne, KIRO 7

Some 1,250 children in Seattle and Vashon Island may have been contaminated with potentially lethal viruses because the dental equipment used on them was not properly sterilized. Those viruses include HIV, which can cause AIDS. “I’m really worried about it,

March 27, 2019 News News

Three Philadelphia Dental Clinics May Have Exposed Patients to HIV, Officials Say

by Brett Molina, USA TODAY

Three dental clinics were shut down in Philadelphia because of conditions that may have exposed patients to diseases such as HIV, said the city’s health department. Three locations of the Trieu Family Dental Clinic were shut down by the Philadelphia

February 14, 2019 News News

Ontario Dental Patients Told to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

by CBC News

Patients who’ve attended a Kingston, Ont., dental clinic since 2010 are being urged to get tested for certain infectious diseases after the local health agency discovered the clinic’s tools were improperly cleaned and sterilized. The investigation into the Dr. Ken Luco Dental Clinic began after Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public

December 3, 2018 News News

Causes of Mouth Sores in People with HIV

by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today

Mouth sores, also known as ulcers, are a common symptom of HIV. Mouth sores can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life if they do not get treatment. People living with HIV are more likely to develop oral health

November 7, 2018 News News

Patients From Past Decade at ‘Unclean’ Pennsylvania Dentists Office Told to Get Tested

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned patients of a Mt Bethel dental office that they should get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C, WFMZ reported. The state had found that the business, Cotturo Dental Associates, failed to

October 9, 2018 News News

$1.85 Million Grant Supports Scientist’s Study of Tooth Decay in Young HIV Patients

by Clemson University

Much of the research concerning the human microbiome focuses on the gut and the influence that diet and nutrition have on the microbes residing in our digestive systems. Fewer studies consider the bacteria and fungi that live in our mouths,

December 19, 2017 News DentistryNews

Top 10 Dental News Stories of 2017

by Oral Health

It’s been quite a year in dental news! 2017 seemed to bring on some interesting areas of concerns for dental hygienists – whether it was health issues to lookout for, questionable acts inside the practice and, of course, the new

July 4, 2017 News NewsPractice OperationsPublic Health

Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

by CTVNews.ca Staff

Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Friday that they were sending letters

March 29, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Serious Infections May Have Been Spread in Unlicensed Dental Office

by Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald

After shutting down an unlicensed dental office in a southwest residence last week, Alberta Health Services is asking anyone who received services there to be tested for several serious viruses, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. “Our investigation has