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February 11, 2011

Dayton-VA, Investigation Report Reveals Dental Services Chief Unable to Insure Patient Safety

Filed under: Dayton-VA — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 4:14 pm

These statements paint a very distrubing picture. The question now becomes how many other service chiefs, at how many other VA medical centers, feel the same way or have acted in a similar manner.

Full Article at: VA dental service chief aware dentist failed to sterilize tools

By Ben Sutherly, Staff Writer Updated 1:31 AM Friday, February 11, 2011

DAYTON — “At least one former supervisor at the Dayton VA Medical Center’s dental clinic took little action after learning a dentist often reused dental equipment on patients without sterilizing it first, according to testimony obtained Wednesday by the Dayton Daily News.

The dentist’s performance had been an issue for years. When told the dentist’s actions likely exposed veterans to blood-borne pathogens, a former dental service chief told investigators the dentist “was not trainable. He wouldn’t take direction. And given the circumstances — that I had not really any avenue to get him out of the service — there wasn’t a lot I felt I could do at the time.”

A 42-page Dayton VA investigation report shows several dental clinic employees knew for years a dentist was not following proper hygiene practices. “

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