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Patients of Kawartha Endodontics advised to see their doctors after alleged “lapse” in infection prevention and control practices

KAWARTHA LAKES-Peterborough Public Health is advising hundreds, possibly thousands of people to see about getting tested for Hepatits B, C and HIV after they say they found a “lapse” in infection control and prevention practices at a popular Endodontic Clinic in Peterborough. The Health Unit closed Kawartha Endodontics on Water Street in July for ten days. The clinic reopened after concerns raised by the health unit had been addressed. Dr. Rosana Salvaterra says they discovered this wasn’t the first time the clinic had been found to have had a similar “lapse” and they “had no confidence that there was ever a time this practice was ever practicing within the guidelines.”


The owners of the clinic called the allegations “lies” when they spoke to Peterborough a media outlet and said the accusations are being made for “political gain”.

Andrew Curnew, Dr Kilislian’s husband told the media ,”They are creating public hysteria for no reason. They are wrong, they are lying and we can prove it”.

Anyone who visited the clinic from the time it opend until July 16th, 2019 is asked to contact their doctor and go to the Health Unit website at https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca

The Heath Unit does not routinely inspect dental clinics. They are inspected on a complaint basis.

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