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Hepatitis C
Jun 29, 2011

i work in the dental field i was working on a paient whose wife had hepatitis C and he hid this information from me and he says he doesnot have it( i dont trust him).so while i was working on him (with rubber dam) some of the water splatter from cleaning the cavity went into my eye it had no blood should i be worried.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not be worried about this possible exposure.

However, dentists usually wear protective eyewear/shields with all patient procedures so universal precautions are always best.

hepatitis c
Bleeding gums and possible infection

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