LIve: President Trump to give remarks on immigration with Angel Families
2018 FIFA World Cup Fan Guide ⚽
Where to watch FOX6 News, Real Milwaukee during World Cup Soccer ⚽

VA offers Hepatitis B, C, HIV screening to vets due to questionable dental care at Tomah VA

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Tomah VA Medical Center

AP-WI–Tomah VA-Substandard Dental Care/134
Eds: APNewsNow.
VA offers screening to vets due to questionable dental care

TOMAH — The health of hundreds of veterans is in question because a dentist at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to meet proper cleaning standards.

Tomah VA acting medical director Victoria Brahm said Tuesday 592 veterans that received care from the dentist can receive free screenings for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. At a news conference, Brahm said a dental assistant reported last month that the dentist had not properly cleaned equipment, so an investigation was launched. Brahm says the dental equipment may have been cleaned, but it didn’t meet VA standards.

Fifty-four veterans that had bridge and crown work done received phone calls about the problem. The others affected will receive letters.

Brahm said “I pray no one has an infection,” but added the risk is low.