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A dentist who reused needles and put thousands of patients at risk of contracting deadly diseases has been arrested in Nevada.
There are new accusations against a dentist who has already been accused of reusing needles and putting thousands of patients at risk.
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.
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.