WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Local Dentist Talks About Proper Office Procedures


April 1, 2013

After an Oklahoma dentist allegedly put thousands of his patients at risk of for hepatitis and HIV, some people might be concerned about going to their hometown dentist.

We talked to a local dentist at Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville to find out exactly how a dentist office should be maintained and cleaned.

They said that after any instruments are used, they go through an intense cleaning and sterilization process. The cleaning machines are also tested once a week to ensure they are working properly.

Dr. Anita Neel, General Dentist at Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville, said not to let one public scare keep you away from your regular visits. An overwhelming number of dentists do the right thing, unlike Dr. Harrington from Oklahoma.

Dr. Neel said, "I do want to try and help ease the mind of many patients for my office here in Charlottesville and many of the other offices here in Charlottesville. We do stay on top of our OSHA rules and guidelines and we want to make sure it's a clean and sterile environment for out patients."

Dr. Neel also said the staff at Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville are required to stay up to date with all of the federal cleaning requirements by attending yearly trainings.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200955861