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3 dental offices in Philadelphia closed, patients should be urgently tested



PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has announced the closure of three dental offices in Philadelphia for improper reprocessing and sterilization of dental equipment and failure of injection safety practices.

According to the health department, three Trieu Family Dental Clinics are closed at the following locations:

– 437 West Chew Avenue
– 5427 North 5th Street
– 6536 Woodland Avenue

Patients who visited these clinics between 1 January 2017 and 7 December 2018, it is recommended that you be tested for hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus and HIV.

The Health Department considers the risk of infection low and unaware of the infections caused by these unsafe practices.

All three locations closed last December after an anonymous tip.

These three clinics may not be reopened until the Health Department is satisfied that all insecure practices have been resolved.

A hotline has been set up for patients who have questions. Patients can call between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays, at (21

5) 218-2999.

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