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Thousands of UK dental patients face recall over hygiene concerns

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Thousands of UK dental patients face recall over hygiene concerns

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More than 22,000 former patients of a suspended dentist in central England may have to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses.

The alarm was raised by a whistleblower over poor hygiene practices. It appears the dentist failed to wash his hands and used the same instruments for more than one patient without sterilising them between appointments.

The whistleblower filmed the dentist and two nurses covertly before informing the local health authority.