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Inspectors found several violations at a Dentists Office in Pennsylvania...

Pennsylvania Dentist Suspended for Infection Control Negligence. Patients Encouraged to get Viral Testing

 

SHAMOKIN– Dr. Vincent Paczkoskie , a dentist in Shamonkin, PA practicing for over 40 years, has had his license suspended after Pennsylvania State Health Officials found he did not follow appropriate protocols to sterilize and disinfect instruments.  Inspectors found several violations including:  No evidence of instruments being sterilized during several weeks in June  2014, not having a contract with a Bio-Medical Waste Disposal Company and several other procedural  issues with regards infection control in the office.

Currently there are  no reports of patients being infected with life threatening viruses but the Pennsylvania  Department of Health is recommending current and former patients be tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.

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Written by Jill Obrochta and Heather Whitt of Dental Enhancements.