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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition PRSRTSTD U.S.Postage PAID SanAntonio,TX Permit#1396 DentalTribuneAmerica 116West23rdStreet Suite#500 NewYork,N.Y.10011 DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition May 2013 — Vol. 8, No. 5 news A3 • Pediatric dental students ‘show and tell’ oral health to Baltimore kids • Temple University School of Dentistry celebrates its 150th year clinicAl A4 • Frank Y. W. Yung, DDS, MSc, pro- vides a detailed examination of basic infection-contol strategies meetings A5–A7 • Diverse group of speakers sched- uled at Journées dentaires internatio- nales du Québec • New hands-on educational pavil- ions added to Greater New York Dental Meeting • Yankee Dental Congress named state’s top medical show in economic impact industry news A8–A9 • 10 tips from Sesame Communica- tions on creating a patient-focused website • Expert Dental CE partners with Guardian Life • GLO Science offers teeth-whitener webinar for dental professionals PRSRTSTD U.S.Postage PAID SanAntonio,TX Permit#1396 DentalTribuneAmerica 116West23rdStreet Suite#500 NewYork,N.Y.10011 DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition icOi sypm pOsium Ad A number of dental associations and health-related organiza- tions issued statements in response to the infection-con- trol breach in late March at an Oklaho- ma dental practice that put more than 7,000 patients at risk. The oral surgeon, who owns the two- office practice in Tulsa and Owasso, Dr. W. Scott Harrington, voluntarily shut- tered the business in March after an investigation documented the infec- tion-control problems and other ques- tionable conditions and procedures. State health officials announced in early April that the offices might have exposed as many as 7,000 patients to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C through un- sanitary practices. As of April 18, the Tulsa Health Department had tested 3,235 of the practice’s patients and re- ports that others likely sought testing through private health care providers. The breakdown of the approximately 60 positive test results identified by testing through the Tulsa Health Dept. is as follows: hepatitis C (57 people), hepatitis B (three people) and HIV (less than three people). According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), its data security policy on HIV disclosure prohibits public reporting of HIV numbers less than three. The incident has been covered by mass media across North America and even globally, bringing heightened at- tention to infection-control practices in dental offices in general, as well as atten- tion to how various tasks are delegated in dental practices, because among the allegations facing Harrington is that he allowed dental assistants to administer IV sedation to patients, which would violate Oklahoma law. According to a press release from the Oklahoma breach draws attention to infection control ADA, AGD, ADHA, OSAP and others issue statements and provide public relations guidance to members By Robert Selleck, Managing Editor ” See INFECTION, page A2 ” See page B1 Tribune America joins the nation in expressing sorrow for the lives lost — and support for the more than 260 people injured — in the terrorist acts in Boston. With the American Dental Hygienists’ Association annual session scheduled in Boston, Hygiene Tribune reports on how the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the ADHA have responded to ensure meeting particicpants’ safety. Acorn Street in Beacon Hill photo/Provided by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism 90th Annual ADHA Session June 19–25, Boston Hygiene Tribune BOstOn reAdy fOr meetings Conventions in Boston, including the upcoming ADHA, don't skip a beat. ” page B1 A timely, detAiled lOOK At infectiOn cOntrOl strAtegies Here's how to prevent any spreading of the parade of pathogens that patients bring into your office. ” page A4 implanT Tribune icOi sympOsium in lAs VegAs, mAy 16–18 Bellagio Hotel again hosts International Congress of Oral Implantologists. ” page C1