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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 14, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Health and Seniors Falling Correlated, Says Study

by PR Newswire

An April 29 article in Medical News Bulletin reports on the JAGES Project Longitudinal Study, which sent out questionnaires to roughly 40 thousand Japanese men and women over 65. The study found that poor oral health was associated with a greater incidence of

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

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