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Posted 6 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Heather Hutchins  
Dentist Malpractice: Failing to Sterilize Equipment

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld the suspension of a dentist who failed to conduct and record weekly spore testing, which is a method of sterilizing dental instruments. “Spore testing” involves placing a test strip (or vial) containing spore bacteria in a sterilizer, removing the test strip and allowing it to incubate, and then comparing the results to those for a “control” strip containing the same bacteria but that is not placed in the sterilizer. While you might believe …

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