'Dodgy' Dentist Who Sparked the Biggest NHS Recall When 22,000 Patients Were Offered Precautionary B

A dentist who sparked an NHS recall of 22,000 patients because of poor hygiene at his practice has refused to attend a disciplinary hearing.The case against Desmond D'Mello, who faces more than 50 allegations of misconduct for poor hygiene after he was secretly filmed by a whistleblower In August 2014, will now go ahead in his absence.The 62-year-old was filmed failing to change his surgical gloves between patients and did not clean dental instruments through out appointments at the Daybrook Dental Surgery in Nottinghamshire.Following the leak of the video more than 100 of his patients accused D'Mello of putting their lives at risk from HIV and other diseases by failing to sterilise equipment and are still threatening to sue.NHS bosses urged 22,000 patients who had been treated by D'Mello in his 30-year career to get a blood test for diseases including HIV and Hepatitis C, with more than 4,000 taking up the offer.Today at the General Dental Council a professional practice committee decided the millionaire's misconduct hearing should be heard in his absence after he failed to attend and did not send any legal representation. David Bradly, representing the GDC, said: 'The council's submission is that he has chosen not to attend the proceedings at all.'While of course he may be disadvantaged by not being present, the difficulty for him is to be balanced against the the public interest in proceeding.'He pointed out there would be not appropriate for the committee to adjourn the proceedings as it is unlikely D'Mello would attended a re-listed hearing.Mr Bradly said: 'In the public interest the council applies to your committee to proceed with this hearing in Mr D'Mello's absence.'He showed the committee a letter from the solicitors Branbers, which had previously represented D'Mello from November 10, 2015.In it they said: 'For the reasons set out, we confirm our client does not intend to participate in the ongoing fitness to practice proceedings.'The hearing was also shown a letter from D'Mello dated December 8, 2015, in which he said: 'I do not wish to engage in this process.'Earlier this year in at a preliminary hearing D'Mello wrote to the GDC and said: 'I would like to confirm that I will not be attending or be represented at the hearing on 6th May 2016 as I repeat I have applied for voluntary erasure from the GDC register and have no intention of ever practising dentistry again.'The committee found D'Mello had been given enough prior notice of the hearing and agreed to proceed in his absence.Also facing allegations along side him is his dental assistant Caroline Surgey who faced four charges, with 23 sub-charges, including failing to change her gloves after blowing her nose into a tissue and failing to decontaminate equipment.At today's hearing Malcolm Fortune, representing Surgey, said: 'She faces four charges and all of these are admitted by me on her behalf.'The dentist faces five charges, with more than 50 sub-charges including failure to change surgical gloves and failure to wear a surgical mask.He is also accused of failing to maintain adequate infection control by using instruments which had not been decontaminated before use.D'Mello also faces allegations of managing patients in an inadequate manner including in the way he issued prescriptions.The hearing, which is scheduled to run until September 2, continues.

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But Sharp has gotten his health and dental treatment at the center for nearly four decades, so he was worried after seeing TV reports of the dental clinic problems."I insisted," he said. He came to the hospital and gave five vials of blood for testing. Lab analysis found no infections."It tore me up. I was really nervous," Sharp said. "I go all my life, and then this.""This is abhorrent, that any patient who entered a VA hospital would be placed at such risk," said Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton. "Our veterans deserve the quality of care they were promised."In February, surgeries were halted temporarily at the Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis after potentially contaminated surgical equipment was discovered. Last year, improper equipment sterilization at the same center's dental clinics caused the VA to offer testing to 1,800 veterans who may have been exposed to blood-borne infections."In my years in public service, this is one of the issues that has made me madder than anything I've ever seen," Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., said after the latest problems.In 2009, about 10,000 veterans treated at hospitals in Augusta, Ga., Miami and Murfreesboro, Tenn., were informed they could have been exposed to infection during colonoscopies or endoscopic procedures because of improperly cleaned equipment. Surprise inspections at 128 VA facilities afterward found all were following proper procedures, the VA said.At the Dayton center, whose first patients were Union Army veterans of the Civil War, an employee complaint last July brought VA investigators, who learned that dental instruments weren't properly cleaned between patients and that sterilization of instruments was skipped entirely. One dentist, the employees reported, sometimes left his gloves on between patients, answering his cell phone or drinking coffee -- routine behavior by him since at least 1992. Employees told investigators a supervisor had been notified but didn't respond. The investigation began in late July and the clinic was closed for nearly a month in August."We were horrified and surprised," Dr. John Daigh, an assistant VA inspector general, said in a congressional hearing.The dentist has denied the allegations, blaming co-workers he said were out to get his boss. The VA won't confirm the dentist's identity, but Dr. Dwight Pemberton, 81, told the Dayton Daily News in an interview this month that he had put no patients at risk and had been falsely blamed. With administrative action against him pending, Pemberton retired this year after more than 30 years with the agency. The hospital's director was reassigned, and the newspaper reported Pemberton's supervisor was fired.Some in Congress say VA officials have been slow to make needed changes at the hospitals to prevent recurrences, and generally were reluctant to share information or cooperate with their fact-finding efforts."You neglect the basic issues of communication and accountability," Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., told VA officials in a recent Washington hearing.Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has questioned what he saw as a lack of urgency in responding to the Dayton issues, with six months passing before veterans were notified for testing. Turner and a local independent task force have urged broader testing of the clinic's patients and for reforms in the center's training and openness. The investigations have suggested that a culture of secrecy and fear of retribution contributed to the problems.Daigh said he considered the Dayton VA dental clinic "an outlier," and not typical of VA operations.William Montague, a longtime VA hospital executive called out of retirement in March to lead the Dayton hospital, said officials have stepped up efforts to encourage problem reporting, from anonymous employee surveys to confidential face-to-face meetings with him. The clinic adopted a "dental dashboard" system of checks on equipment and procedures and frequent drop-in inspections of the clinic rooms. Montague said this month that two hospital employees have been disciplined recently for not following hygiene procedures, although he declined to give details.Montague, who last headed the Cleveland VA hospital, has gone out to talk at American Legions, VFW halls and anywhere else he can find veterans to tell that problems in Dayton have been cleaned up."We had a situation that was dealt with effectively, but slowly. And because we were slow, we appeared resistant or secretive. For that, I apologize. We should have been quicker. We should have been more transparent," he told The Associated Press."I can assure people that dental is completely safe, as is the rest of the hospital," he said. 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Ukrainian Army's Artillery Hits Hospital, Killing Dental Patient
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DONETSK, Ukraine - An artillery barrage on Thursday that was apparently aimed at a rebel headquarters here smashed into the dental wing of a nearby hospital instead, killing at least one patient and wounding several others.The episode highlighted the high risk of collateral damage and civilian casualties as the Ukrainian Army tries to defeat pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine by striking from a distance. In recent days, government forces have encircled Donetsk, a separatist stronghold, but have not tried to storm it with ground troops, opting instead to bombard rebel positions and gradually tighten the siege.Along a front line of that cordon on Thursday, separatists shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet as it streaked low over fields outside Donetsk. The pilot ejected, and a battle broke out as both sides rushed to reach where his parachute landed, witnesses said.By all appearances, the shells that struck the dental ward in Donetsk came from government positions outside the city. They fell around 10 a.m. along a line running from the hospital, through a park, and toward the rebel headquarters in a central district of Donetsk.The pediatric part of the dental wing, empty at the time, took a direct hit. The shelling shattered dental chairs and cracked walls adorned with charts of teeth. Tweezers, drills, scalpels and other dental instruments lay scattered in the dust and debris.Outside, Alexander Perikh sat groaning on a sidewalk, his head bandaged from recent dental surgery. He said he had unplugged his intravenous tube and run from the building when it was hit. "I don't feel well at all," he said.Farther along the line of explosions, a brick balcony was knocked from an eighth-floor apartment, and the facade of a grocery store was blown apart.The last shell in the barrage fell about 300 yards short of a rebel-occupied police building that the pro-Russian military commander here - known as Igor Strelkov, or Igor the Shooter - uses as a headquarters.The artillery fire appeared to be the Ukrainian military's second attempt to blow up the headquarters. Rockets rained on the area last Friday, killing a janitor working in a nearby courtyard. Separatists said afterward that that volley, too, had missed its mark.It was not the first time that Ukrainian artillery fire had struck a medical facility: a hospital was hit in Slovyansk earlier in the conflict as government troops retook that city from the rebels. Human Rights Watch also reported this week on the deaths of two medical workers from shelling in the war, among other disruptions to medical care. Government forces bombed Donetsk from the air for the first time overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, leaving craters in a warehouse district and wounding two night watchmen.To the east of Donetsk, Russia has again amassed forces along the border with Ukraine, and the United States and NATO said that if an invasion were launched there under the justification of peacekeeping, it would risk turning an internecine conflict in Ukraine into a new war among nation states in Europe.Speaking in Kiev on Thursday, NATO's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border and "step back from the brink."Mr. Rasmussen said the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine last month, which killed all 298 people on board, illustrated the "reckless" policy of Russia's support for separatists who had tried to seize two predominantly Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine. On Thursday, Dutch, Australian and Malaysian police officers indefinitely suspended their search for human remains because of the fighting. Aleksandr Borodai, the Russian citizen who had led the Donetsk People's Republic, the main separatist group here, resigned Thursday in favor of a local man, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, countering Western criticism that the movement's leadership is controlled from Moscow.In Kiev, black smoke from burning tires rose over the city center again as clashes over the fate of the Independence Square tent camp - the epicenter of anti-government protests last winter - broke out between holdout protesters and national guard troops. The authorities who were ushered into power by the protests, but who now say the square has played its role and should be cleared, halted the effort to dismantle the camp after a tent caught fire.
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Cleaning of dental instruments is the first line of control in reducing the adherent bioburden. The threat of vCJD and the difficulty in removing prion protein has provided a new challenge for cleaning surgical and dental instruments. Prion proteins are also more resistant to many disinfection and sterilisation techniques. A number of different methods are currently available in primary care for cleaning instruments including manual washing, ultrasonic cleaners and washer disinfectors. Manual cleaning of dental instruments is time-consuming, introduces operator error and the risk of puncture wounds, is not reproducible and does not completely remove debris from instruments. Ultrasonic baths are significantly more effective than hand cleaning alone and are currently used by the majority of dental surgeries (often as an adjunct to manual cleaning). Automated washer-disinfectors appear to provide a validated, reliable and reproducible procedure for disinfection and sterilisation of dental instruments to ensure both the safety of patients and dental staff. Dental instruments that are difficult to clean are frequently contaminated with tissue debris after routine reprocessing and cannot be excluded as a potential transmission risk for infectious agents, including prions. The transmission of vCJD via dentistry is considered to be low risk, however, the Department of Health (DoH) has recently advised dentists to ensure that endodontic reamers and files are treated as single-use as a precautionary basis in order to further reduce any risk of vCJD transmission.
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