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Blood-Borne Pathogen Transmission in the Dental Office Is Fortunately Rare

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Background: The transmission of blood-borne pathogens in a dental office is a known occurrence. Objective: To review the incidence of blood-borne pathogen transmission from 2003 to 2015. Design: Retrospective review. Methods: The authors performed a literature review and reviewed records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. Results: There were 3 documented occurrences, 2 of which were transmitted from patient to patient in an oral more...
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