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Dentist at centre of infection alert is revealed: More than 22,000 patients treated over 32 YEARS urged to get tested for viruses including HIV and hepatitis

More than 22,000 dental patients are being urged to come forward for tests amid fears they could have been infected by blood-borne viruses. The recall – believed to be the biggest in UK medical history – affects all patients who were treated by Desmond D’Mello, who worked at Daybrook Dental Surgery in Nottingham over a 32-year period. The allegations surrounding Mr D’Mello came after a whistleblower secretly filmed him treating 166 patients over a period of three days in June. The footage showed the dentist allegedly breaching infection-control standards. Those deemed at risk will be tested for blood-borne viruses, which include HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

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 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2830904/More-22-000-patients-recalled-alert-dentist-person-treated-32-years-urged-come-forward-tests.html

NHS England has posted a video online explaining its appeal for Mr D’Mello’s patients to come forward.

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