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Patients of Burien dentists warned to consider testing for hepatitis B, C and HIV

Patients of Burien Dentists Warned to Consider Testing for Hepatitis B, C and HIV Public Health Officers warn previous patients of a Burien dentist to consult with their primary care physician to possibly be tested for hepatitis B and C or HIV after a healthcare inspector found serious infection control breaches at the clinic. Dentist George Davis closed his clinic along Ambaum Boulevard in September and announced that he was interrupted after the Washington State Department of Health inspected the condition of the clinic. His license ceased. Browse to Continue Reading More News from KIRO 7 DOWNLOAD FROM FREE NEWS APP But since then, health officials have failed to get a patient list and released information about his allegations Tuesday to try to inform previous patients. "The charges are just scary," said Dorothy Wick, who has been a patience of Davis with his husband for decades. "I'm completely shocked. I do not know what to say." She said she was surprised when September 1 8, Davis or an employee published on his practice Facebook: "After many years, Dr. Davis has decided to to retire. For this reason, the office no longer opens. He will miss his patients. " " It was as though you had to cheat me, send it on Facebook? "she said. "We have no idea where our registry is." Wick said she called the dental office but the number was suspended. Dental Quality Assurance Commission charges show that an inspector found multiple infection control problems, stating "no…

Public Health Officers warn previous patients of a Burien dentist to consult with their primary care physician to possibly be tested for hepatitis B and C or HIV after a healthcare inspector found serious infection control breaches at the clinic.

Dentist George Davis closed his clinic along Ambaum Boulevard in September and announced that he was interrupted after the Washington State Department of Health inspected the condition of the clinic. His license ceased.

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But since then, health officials have failed to get a patient list and released information about his allegations Tuesday to try to inform previous patients.

“The charges are just scary,” said Dorothy Wick, who has been a patience of Davis with his husband for decades. “I’m completely shocked. I do not know what to say.”

She said she was surprised when September 1

8, Davis or an employee published on his practice Facebook: “After many years, Dr. Davis has decided to to retire. For this reason, the office no longer opens. He will miss his patients. ”

” It was as though you had to cheat me, send it on Facebook? “she said. “We have no idea where our registry is.”

Wick said she called the dental office but the number was suspended.

Dental Quality Assurance Commission charges show that an inspector found multiple infection control problems, stating “no disease disinfectant was available to clean the operator between patients” and that “food, beverage and food-based dishes were on countertop disks and refrigerators at The page about dental products. “

These charges also said that Davis” did not have evidence of hepatitis B vaccination for himself or for his employee “and that” the masks were not changed between patients. “

All problems in these fees means “there could have been a risk of transmission of infection” Jeff Duchin, Health Officer of Seattle-King County Public Health said.

He said patients should talk with their carers about whether they should be tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV. 659008] “How serious is this risk?” KIRO 7 reporter Linzi Sheldon asked.

“We think the risk is low for the total patient population,” he said. “But patients who have come in, let’s say, invasive procedures-extractions, things where blood or injections have occurred, will be at a relatively higher risk than patients who have just entered, says a routine check.” [19659008] Wick said she and her husband will be tested soon.

“You’ve had as much progress as you get in recent years and now it’s like,” Oh, shit, “she said.” Now we have to worry about hepatitis C or hepatitis B or HIV or anything you know . “

Duchin said so far, they do not know if someone who has been infected, although he pointed out that humans can have hepatitis B or C and show no symptoms for a while.

KIRO 7 commented on the Davis Facebook page where he announced his retirement and asked for a comment about the fees.

The Facebook page was taken down later.

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