20,000 dental patients recalled in HIV, hepatitis scare

Nov 12, 2014
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Some 20,000 NHS dental patients in Nottinghamshire are being recalled for blood tests after concerns they may have been infected with blood-borne viruses, including HIV, as a result of poor hygiene at a local dentist.

20,000 dental patients recalled in HIV, hepatitis scare

In one of the largest NHS recalls in history, patients are being tested for blood-borne diseases, hepatitis B and C and HIV, after patients highlighted concerns that the dentist was not sterilizing his equipment properly.

Following a press conference in Mansfield on November 12, the dentist was named as Desmond D’Mello, who had been working at Daybrook Dental Surgery in Arnold, on the outskirts of Nottingham.

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