Manchester dentist’s license suspended; patients told of possible infections
Patients have been told to check with their physicians about whether to be tested for infection by the hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV viruses after the state Board of Dental Examiners suspended Marshall’s license to practice dentistry because of “imminent threat to the life, safety and/or health of his patients.”
The investigation is complicated by Marshall’s recent indictment on 160 counts of Medicaid fraud and 29 counts of falsifying medical records provided to the grand jury in the case.
The dental board and the state Attorney General’s Office conducted a surprise inspection at Marshall’s Manchester office on April 24. His license was suspended April 28; a public notice of the potential public health risk was issued Monday.
“Certainly that can change if we determine that a lot of extractions were performed or procedures with more blood were involved,” Montero said.
“This is different; back when we had the hepatitis C infections, we had someone who was contagious using syringes that then went into other people’s bodies,” Montero said. “We want to make that clear — we do not have here a known infected person using medical equipment again and again and again.”
“If the equipment was not properly washed before, it is hard for the machine to get rid of the infection because there are substances there,” Montero said. “It’s like how you need to remove the gross things before putting things in the dishwasher; this is the same principle.”
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