Ontario Dental Patients Told to Get Tested for HIV, Hepatitis

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 Health received a complaint from the public on Jan. 16.

An order to close the clinic was issued the same day.

The clinic and KFL&A Public Health are now notifying patients who had work done between Jan. 1, 2010 and Jan. 16, 2019 that they should get tested.

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