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

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 afternoon following the health department’s bombshell admission that thousands of the clinic’s former dental patients may have been infected with serious diseases.

The Galveston County Health Department revealed an audit of CHWC’s dental offices found unsanitary sterilization practices for the past three years and might have led about 9,500 former patients to have contracted Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and/or HIV.

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