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Clin Liver Dis. 2010 Feb;14(1):93-104; ix. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2009.11.010.

Health care-associated transmission of hepatitis B & C viruses in dental care (dentistry).

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Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine & Orofacial Pain, UCLA School of Dentistry, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668, USA. fyounai@dentistry.ucla.edu

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection rates are declining, but infection with this virus or hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a risk for dental health care personnel (DHCP). This article describes the epidemiology of HBV and HCV and their particular risks to DHCP. Hepatitis B vaccination is discussed, as is postexposure management recommendations for both HBV and HCV.

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20123443
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10.1016/j.cld.2009.11.010
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