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Can you get HSV 1 transfer from improperly sterilised dentists tools?

7 doctors weighed in
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In brief: Possible..

...But highly unlikely.
Dental office have been practicing "universal precautions" and using steam sterilization for many, many years. It is the standard of care, not something that is voluntary.

In brief: Possible..

...But highly unlikely.
Dental office have been practicing "universal precautions" and using steam sterilization for many, many years. It is the standard of care, not something that is voluntary.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Herpes simplex I

Yes. Not common (hopefully it is very rare that dental tools would be inadequately sterilized), but certainly possible.

In brief: Herpes simplex I

Yes. Not common (hopefully it is very rare that dental tools would be inadequately sterilized), but certainly possible.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Proper Sterilization

Proper sterilization is critical to a demtal practices with multiple sterilization processes would not encounter this problem. We triple sterilize our instruments and i highly recommend this.
Consider this when choosing a dentist. It costd extra money to triple sterilize instruments, but the benefits to the patient are enormous.

In brief: Proper Sterilization

Proper sterilization is critical to a demtal practices with multiple sterilization processes would not encounter this problem. We triple sterilize our instruments and i highly recommend this.
Consider this when choosing a dentist. It costd extra money to triple sterilize instruments, but the benefits to the patient are enormous.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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