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York dental patients checked for infection

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Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com) Dr. Jacqueline A. Marcin (Photo from: jacquelinemarcin.com)
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

William Fabrizio never thought his dentist would be the reason why he would have to go to a physician.

Fabrizio, of York County, said he had a procedure done by Dr. Jacqueline Marcin over a year ago, and is now worried.

"I am very mad, yes I am," Fabrizio said.

He scheduled an appointment with his physician after the Pennsylvania Department of Health warned Marcin's patients might be at risk for infection of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV because she did not follow appropriate procedures to properly clean, disinfect or sterilize devices at her dental office at 1820 E. Market Street.

"I just hope that in her case it's dealt with properly," Fabrizio said. "We all have our different opinions on that. I have mine, just that she is held accountable.

The Health Department 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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