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After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license Aug 29, 2014 | News Americas

After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license

TULSA, Okla., USA: An oral surgeon from Tulsa accused of exposing patients to HIV and hepatitis has lost his license to practice. Investigations against the 66-year-old were launched in summer 2012, after notification from dental licensing agencies of alleged unsafe injection practices in his office. Authorities found numerous violations of health and safety laws, and major violations of the State Dental Act of Oklahoma.

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Hepatitis kills almost 1.4 million people every year Jul 28, 2014 | News Europe

Hepatitis kills almost 1.4 million people every year

GENEVA, Switzerland: Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners around the world are celebrating World Hepatitis Day, an initiative to increase awareness of the virus and the diseases it causes. Among other modes of transmission, the virus can be spread during medical procedures, including dental treatments involving direct contact with blood and saliva, if health professionals fail to maintain appropriate levels of infection control and hygiene.

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