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Pa. says York dental patients at risk for infection

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Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
Inside Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Inside Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
Inside Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Inside Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
Outside of Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Outside of Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
Outside of Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Outside of Marcin's York office (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning patients of a York dentist that they might be at risk for infection of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

An investigation found Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin did not follow appropriate procedures to properly clean, disinfect or sterilize devices at her dental office, at 1820 E. Market Street, according to a Health Department news release.

The Department of Health is recommending hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV testing for current or former patients who had dental procedures performed directly by Dr. Marcin, such as fillings, tooth removals, denture fittings and other procedures.

Testing is not currently advised for patients who received routine cleanings or checkups performed by other staff members.

Secretary of Health Michael Wolf said his department has not received any reports of disease transmission or illness.

The departments of Health and State conducted a joint, unannounced site visit of Dr. Marcin's dental practice on April 24.

The Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry temporarily suspended her dental license on April 29.

A special, toll-free hotline has been set up by the Department of Health for the investigation. Marcin's patients can call 1-855-265-4613 for more information.

On the Web: www.health.state.pa.us

 

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