Thursday, August 30, 2012

Video-Dentist accused of re-using needles/syringes on patients- surrenders license

Written by Blair Shiff

Dr. Stein's former patients were tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. It is unknown at this time what the three positive cases tested positive for.

"The CDC and department confirmed it would be difficult if not impossible to conclude definitively whether the dental practice was the actual source of transmission for any of these positive test results," the CDPHE said in a release sent out in early August.

Dr. Stein is accused of re-using needles and syringes for days at a time on his patients over the course of 12 years. He had two practices - one in Denver and one in Highlands Ranch.
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As reported: 8000 former patients have been notified to get tested for HCV, HBV and HIV - Five former patients tested positive for a blood disease. Also noted in the report was the difficulty of proving if these patients contracted HCV, HBV or HIV from the dentist. This statement came next - "We want to make note who knows where they (patients) could have gotten that disease."  I was made uncomfortable by the reporters insensitive statement. Dr. Stein put 8000 people at risk, over a period of 12 years. I'm sure his former patients (victims) will also be offended.

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