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-- -- talking about this throughout our fighting situation in Oklahoma raising fears nationwide.
Being told that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis.
While visiting a specific dentist so what advice should you take.
When you visit your -- let's bring in doctor gets -- he's a member of the Fox's medical eighteen and the chief of the division of robotics at mount Sinai hospital.
So this has a lot of people concerned today.
You know this particular dentist you know these -- viruses typically that you hear about being spread through intravenous drug -- -- unprotected you know sexual contact not in occupational setting.
And in a doctor's office specifically a dentist but he also states -- to point out he was -- Oral surgeon.
Yes it obviously -- this is a shocking story and I feel really bad for those 7000.
Patients who thought they were getting good care and now they have to go through this screening.
And even worse than that they have to wait three weeks until they get the results of that are HIV or hepatitis.
By the way among the two.
Hepatitis B and C are much worse than HIV with a Chevy VF treatments with hepatitis B -- -- you can have it it's silent it affects your liver and it's really get me.
So going back to what we're talking about you're right his other dentist his oral surgeon so what that means.
That is that he's working in in in the draw he's putting is working with blood.
And the fact of the instruments -- going for one patient to another not being sterilized effectively.
The fact that there were you reusing needles the fact that they instruments were rusty and you have all this virus or bacteria.
This is beyond malpractice and it's really not -- to a lot of these patients so.
How do you know.
If you're dentist or your doctor is in fact you know doing the saying how do you know what -- if he's using sterilize instruments.
You need to pay attention and I think that when you as a patient has a consumer when you make that your first phone call.
Realize how they answer the phone you walk into the waiting -- pay attention -- interaction between the doctor and nurses.
But I go to my did this this is their whole ritual of how they take care of me which I really like there's empty -- he opened up -- -- -- -- open of this sterile instruments in front of me.
And the doctors wearing gloves now let's say he gets a phone quality goes out -- Claus comes off -- comes back puts a brand new gloves these are sterile techniques.
That any surgeon including myself and other surgeons oral surgeons should use so you wanna pay attention to that not.
Maybe just say that they're also.
Fantastic doctors and surges out there.
Who do the best for their patience he says they're rare event we had the same exact -- last year was -- -- from Colorado 8000 patients were affected.
Six fishes were found to have HIV whether it was directly as a result as a result of the -- the we don't -- -- was also using outdated medication and also his assistants were performing.
Procedures that in fact the doctor should have been performing himself.
Part of the practice you're right I mean the fact that this medication that's twenty years old and expiration date is gone it's not acceptable.
Part of the problem was those so he was taking care of a lot of -- -- patients.
Who are really at high risk this particular practice was a lot of HIV and hepatitis patients.
And the instruments we're going back -- -- did the rule of wealth practice is.
You as a surgeon you wanna make you treat everybody as if they have HIV or hepatitis you double club you make sure that all of these that -- that is mystery musician tools.
Are in effective your staff have to up to date and it's a working relationship -- also heard that he was blaming the nurses and staff.
There's just no -- saying it was their responsibility and then as a patient just make sure that you pay attention.
And restaurants and he gave us some really good advice about how to be proactive even in the doctor's office which we have to do so --
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