HIV Test Urged For Patients of Oklahoma Dentist: Five Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist!

Dentist Serving Omaha, Lincoln, Papillion, Nebraska

Fri, 03/29/2013

You’ve probably heard it in the headlines by now, the story of a Tulsa, Oklahoma Dentist accused of exposing 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. According to The Oklahoma Department of Health, the practice of W. Scott Harrington, D.M.D. is being investigated for potentially exposing the patients to blood borne viruses. A joint investigation with the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry revealed practices that could have exposed patients to infectious material.

Here is a press release detailing the case from the Oklahoma Department of Health: http://bit.ly/Yk0Ack

What should a patient look for in a dental office for assurance that the dentist and staff are taking proper precautions to prevent cross-infection? OSAP (Dentistry’s Global Resource For Infection Control and Safety Information And Education) has prepared a list of five questions patients should ask their dental providers about infection control practices. You can find them here: http://www.osap.org/?Patient_FiveQuestion

At Christopher Stanosheck, DDS you can be assured that we follow proper sterilization techniques and infection control practices. We invite you to see our state of the art touch free sterilization center for yourself by booking an appointment online at www.drstano.com or giving us a call at 402-972-8177.