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Serious Infections May Have Been Spread in Unlicensed Dental Office


March 29, 2017
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 shown there was not appropriate cleaning of instruments. Whoever accessed services here might have been exposed to blood-borne viruses,” said Dr. Judy MacDonald, medical officer of health for AHS Calgary Zone

“Simply wiping down an instrument with a wet cloth does not reduce those risks.”

AHS is alerting anyone who received dental care at 20 Somervale Close S.W. and/or from Natalia Prohkin, of the same address, to call HealthLink at 811 to arrange for simple, confidential laboratory blood testing.

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