Dentist Reused Needles For 11 Years

Three possible infections have been linked to embattled Colorado oral surgeon Dr. Stephen Stein, the man accused of reusing needles for more than a decade at his dental offices.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said from its testing it has identified three former patients with infections. It would not identify which diseases the patients had contracted to protect patient confidentiality.

The health department had previously sent letters to 8,000 of Stein’s former patients urging them to get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C in addition to informing the media of the potential risk to cast a wider net on Stein’s former patients.

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