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Can a person that had a rheumatic fever years ago work as a dentist? Doesn't this career risk his health?

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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No career risk

Dental personnel who have had rheumatic fever are not at any risk working in the dental field.
Nor are the patients that they care for. There can be some lingering complication to those who have had r fever. Heart and heart valve damage for one. The infection control procedures that are followed makes it a safe work site. More risk catching cold.

In brief: No career risk

Dental personnel who have had rheumatic fever are not at any risk working in the dental field.
Nor are the patients that they care for. There can be some lingering complication to those who have had r fever. Heart and heart valve damage for one. The infection control procedures that are followed makes it a safe work site. More risk catching cold.
Dr. Thomas Yash
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Infection risk minimal with good technique.

In brief: No

Infection risk minimal with good technique.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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