Dr. Stephen Stein
There are now six former patients of a dentist accused of reusing needles who have tested positive for either hepatitis or HIV.
Two more patients of a dentist accused of reusing needles have tested positive for hepatitis or HIV.
The Department of Regulatory Agencies said Dr. Stephen Stein has admitted to drug use. While the reported use of drugs may have isolated him, he was not alone in the medical profession with addiction problems.
A dentist who reused needles, putting thousands of patients in danger of deadly diseases, is now accused of manipulating his clients to get drugs.
A former employee may have launched the state investigation into Dr. Stephen Stein and a practice of re-using needles and syringes.
About 8,000 people have received letters from the state health department advising them to get tested for diseases including HIV and hepatitis after a dentist allegedly used dirty needles on patients.