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November 28, 2018 News News

NSU Dental Patients Possibly Exposed to Certain Viruses Due to Sterilization Issues

by Amanda Batchelor, ABC 10 News

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine recently informed patients that they might have been exposed to certain viruses due to an “inconsistency in the prescribed sterilization procedures.” According to an NSU letter dated last Friday, the issue was discovered

June 20, 2018 News News

Dental Patients Urged to Get Checked for Hepatitis C

by Mike Walker, CTV News Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is renewing its call for patients of an Orillia dental clinic to get tested for hepatitis C. The health unit says two people, including a child, have tested positive for hepatitis C. The patients

June 12, 2018 News News

Missing Step in Sterilization Causes Possible Disease Exposure

by FOX 12 Staff

A Multnomah County dental clinic says up to 18 instrument packets were improperly sterilized last month and may have exposed patients to HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Up to 18 of the 524 patients treated at Southeast Dental Clinic

May 30, 2018 News News

Ontario Dental Clinic Patients Need Hepatitis, HIV Testing

by CTV Barrie

Patients of a Lindsay dental clinic are being told they need to be tested for hepatitis and HIV. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit says it launched an investigation into the infection and prevention practices of the Lakeland

May 14, 2018 News News

List of “Never-Events” Aims to Ensure Patient Safety

by University of Edinburgh, EurekAlert!

Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. The checklist – which includes failing to note patients’ allergies and not screening for mouth cancers

March 26, 2018 News News

9,500 Dental Patients at Risk of Diseases from Unsanitary Sterilization

by Matt Dougherty, KHOU11

Patients who learned they may have been exposed to serious diseases at a Texas City clinic are angry and scared. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies would not allow KHOU 11 to enter the Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic on Saturday

March 19, 2018 News AnesthesiologyNews

Sedation Safety Week Encourages Awareness for Dentists

by DOCS Education, PR Newswire

The theme of the 10th Annual Sedation Safety Week, which runs today through Friday, is “Awareness.” Sedation Safety Week (SSW) programs and activities are free and open to all oral health professionals. Details are available at www.SedationSafetyWeek.com. As it has each spring

March 9, 2018 News News

Dental Assistant Charged With 12 Counts of Sexual Abuse to Patients

by ABC15

A Valley dental assistant is facing 12 counts of sexual abuse after being accused of inappropriate contact with female patients. Peoria police arrested 41-year-old Oscar Castro on Thursday after two victims came forward reporting that he had sexually abused them

December 1, 2017 News Oral Health

Crosstex Expands Product Portfolio with Acquisition of SAFE-FLO® Saliva Ejector Products

by Crosstex

Innovative Technology Eliminates Risk of Backflow and Reduces Risk of Cross Contamination Cantel Medical Corp. subsidiary, Crosstex International, Inc. (“Crosstex”), continues its market diversification and expansion with the acquisition of SAFE-FLO® Saliva Ejector products from RJC Products LLC (“RJC Products”).

July 10, 2017 News Dental TeamNews

Dental Teams Given Opportunity to Train in Patient Safety

by California Dental Association

It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely