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Reports of Cardiff dentist failing to meet basic hygiene standards raise the question of how to know who you can trust

Reports of Cardiff dentist failing to meet basic hygiene standards raise the question of how to know who you can trust

A BBC report has exposed the horrifying reasons behind the decision to strike off a Cardiff dentist’s business.

Mark Roberts, owner of Splott Road Dental Surgery, left in 2015 due to a breach of “basic and fundamental standards of care and hygiene”.

3,000 of Roberts’ patients were contacted by health officials for precautionary blood tests after an inspection of the Surgery uncovered more than 20 examples of failings.

Some of the major issues found included reusing single-use equipment, not cleaning instruments and not disposing of waste properly.

Stories such as these really bring into question the trustworthiness of certain dental professionals, who may have the correct training and experience for their job, but are not following the basic rules of hygiene in order to keep their patients safe.

If you ever have reason to suspect that your dental practice may not be meeting standards of hygiene, you should investigate your suspicions further. There is no harm on questioning your dentist if a piece of equipment doesn’t look clean, or for any other reason you are concerned about. Treating patients in an unhygienic environment, whether knowingly or unknowingly, is a sign of dental negligence, and should not be taken lightly.

If you have any questions regarding this area of dental negligence, or suspect your dentist may not be meeting the basic and fundamental standards of hygiene, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 0800 145 5105 or email us at info@attwoodsolicitors.co.uk for a confidential chat.

Media Credit: BBC. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41728709

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