Accession Number:

ADA088609

Title:

Dentistry and the Issue of Hepatitis B.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 21 Jan-7 Jun 80,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Patients with a positive history for and laboratory testing for Hepatitis B are being denied routine dental care. This disease is caused by a detectable virus however, there are forms of hepatitis that are caused by pathogens for which testing is not presently available. Since these patients may be clinically asymptomatic and may intentionally deny any positive past history, it becomes necessary to observe maximum precautions in sterile technique with all patients. Denying care to those individuals suspect of harboring Hepatitis B will not solve the problem. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE