State officials suspend Lycoming County dentist
HARRISBURG (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health says patients of a Lycoming County dentist might be at risk of infection because the facility didn’t properly sterilize equipment.
The agency says it hasn’t received any reports of disease or illness, but health officials are advising patients of Montoursville dentist Dr. David Clouser to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
An investigation by the health department and the Department of State found that Clouser’s office did not properly clean, disinfect or sterilize dental tools. The state Board of Dentistry suspended Clouser on Thursday.
The phone number at Clouser’s dental office is no longer in service and he could not be located for comment.
Records show Clouser got his Pennsylvania dental license 40 years ago.