A 19-year-old female asked:
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the dentist's assistant touched my face without putting gloves on as she looked briefly into my mouth and i do not know if the dental tools she used were clean or not. should i get tested for hepatitis or hiv ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Dentist: Discuss with your dentist and GP.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No Worries: You are not at risk from the situation you described.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Relax: From what you described you do not need to worry.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Contact: When was the last time someone touched your face in a non-dental setting? Was there a problem. Discuss this with your Dentist, but if Universal Precautions are observed you need not be concerned.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

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